Frankie Corrado

by Mark Allan on April 18, 2018

 

Frankie Corrado, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 205

Born: 1993-03-26

Hometown: Woodbridge, ON

Drafted: 2011 by Vancouver Canucks, 150th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2018 – Pointless in five NHL games and adding 14 in 32 AHL contests, Corrado did post plus-11 for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. An RFA in the off-season with an underwhelming resumé, the 25-year-old could find himself looking for a contract somewhere else. Mark Allan

 

December 2017 – After getting into only three games with Pittsburgh, the journeyman blueliner was sent to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where he’s getting into more action. After nine AHL outings, he has a goal and two assists to go with a plus-5 rating. The 24-year-old has already played for four AHL squads, a pattern that is unlikely to change. Mark Allan


September 2017 – Playing on a one-year, two-way contract, the mediocre blueliner was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL, although he had to clear waivers first. He might get promoted to the NHL Penguins if they’re desperate, but his big-league fantasy value is miniscule. Mark Allan

July 2017 - Corrado inked a one-year, two-way contract to return to the Penguins, with whom he played two contests after coming to Pittsburgh from the Toronto organization at the trade deadline. Kevin Wickersham

June 2017 – Good enough to be useful in a pinch but not good enough to stick anywhere, the former fifth-rounder’s ratio of AHL to NHL games is 2-1 in six seasons for the Vancouver, Toronto and Pittsburgh organizations. Teams are attracted by his puck-moving ability but turned off by his work without the puck. After frequently being a healthy scratch with the Leafs, Corrado had four points in 17 outings with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. One of 12 Pittsburgh/WBS free-agent blueliners this off-season, Corrado might have another new postal code by October. Mark Allan

March 2017 – Corrado came to his third NHL organization in a deadline-day deal as the Penguins (who also acquired veteran D-Man Mark Streit) bolstered their blueline, depleted by major injuries to Olli Maatta and Trevor Daley as well as less-serious ailments that befell Kris Letang and Justin Schultz. Corrado is a canny depth acquisition who will play more in the AHL than the NHL once Pittsburgh's blueliners are all back in action. Mark Allan

April 2016 – It was well into December before Corrado’s season really started, and late January that became a Leaf regular. He did himself well showing a solid complete game in lower pairing minutes but still left a bit to be desired. His six points in 39 games was rather low for a team that needs a weapon. I question his situational use by Coach Babcock and felt that he held the reins back on Corrado and others in favor of the pair of organizational favorites (Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner) who have more a puck movement mentality than a pure shot like Corrado. Going forward he should maintain his NHL job with growing responsibility, but his production in the Leafs system seems a bit capped due to currently focused responsibilities. He is a RFA this summer, the Leafs will need to make a decision if he is a part of the plans going forward or will they need to make a Vancouver-like decision and find him a new home via trade as it is unlikely they would let his rights go for nothing. He has more upside than currently shown, but must find his niche. Jason Banks

November 2015 – Corrado is still awaiting his opportunity to play a game with the Leaf crest on his chest since being claimed on waivers. He played strong on ‘conditioning’ assignment to the AHL producing a trio of points and a positive-3 rating in seven games. The coach and organization seems committed to him and views him as an organizational asset. It is a bit disheartening to see the struggles Corrado has gone through after making the NHL and playing in the playoffs right out of junior as he should have been on a quicker career trajectory in Vancouver. His high-velocity shot remains his ‘X-factor’ and should see power play responsibilities upon injection into the lineup to utilize his weaponry. Jason Banks

October 2015 - The Canucks cut Corrado on October 5th after he essentially failed to beat out competing prospect Ben Hutton for a bottom pairing role this season. Having to clear waivers, the Toronto Maple Leafs claimed the defender the next day giving him another opportunity to stay in the NHL. Mike Barrett

March 2015 - Corrado, who had been out several weeks with an unspecified upper-body injury, was recalled by the Canucks on March 3rd after being sent down to Utica just the day before. It came as a surprise as Head Coach Willie Desjardins had previously stated that Corrado would likely skate in a few AHL games for conditioning before being called back up to Vancouver. Michael Barrett

January 2014 - Given the horrendous AHL team he is on and that it his first year out of the OHL, it has been a pretty great year for the come-out-of-nowhere defensemen. Down in the AHL, he is lauded as the Comet's best defensemen on most nights. Consistency is an issue at times, but less so than most first year defenesmen. The 20 year old was set to make the Canucks, but they felt it would be better for his development getting 20 minutes a night down in the AHL. When he has been called up he has mostly showcased a good all-around game, good hockey sense and a booming slapshot in a sheltered role. Austin Wallace

January 2013 - Corrado was acquired in a trade by the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) by the same coach, Steve Spott, who made him one of the final cuts for the 2013 Team Canada WJC team.  Corrado joins Kitchener after playing three and a half seasons with the Sudbury Wolves where he registered 14 goals and 92 points in 231 games as a Wolf. In 41 games this season, Corrado has picked up 6 goals and 27 points, including one assist in his Kitchener Rangers debut Tuesday, January 8th.  Look for Corrado to log big minutes in all situations for the Rangers as they attempt to make a run at a Memorial Cup Championship. Brendan Ross

December 2012 - Frankie Corrado was one of 12 defensemen invited to take part in Canada's National Junior Selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Brendan Ross

November 2012 – Frankie Corrado suited up for Team OHL in game four of the SUBWAY Super Series and was one of the best defensemen on the ice that also featured prospects Dougie Hamilton (Bruins) and Scott Harrington (Penguins).  Corrado showed great mobility and powerplay abilities as he manned the blue line on the top unit. Additionally, Corrado was rewarded with his exceptional play by scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 OHL Win. Brendan Ross

October 2012 – Sudbury Wolves’ fourth year stud defenseman has taken huge leaps this season especially in his offensive game as he sits among the OHL leading defenseman scorers early in the season. His attention to detail and instinctual approach have really surfaced this season as the veteran junior player is showing improved offensive attributes. Good mobility, vision and passing skills have Corrado as a solid puck-moving defenseman and if he can maintain continue to improve his offensive skills while maintain his good defensive presence then his pro potential looks bright. Corrado has improved his offensive production each year and will certainly set new career highs in 2012-13. Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Corrado plays a smart, mature game with the puck, but needs to improve his play without it.

 

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