2008-09: Frank Corrado skated in 62 games for the Vaughan Kings minor midget AAA team in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He scored 15 goals with 33 assists and had 136 PMs. Corrado was selected in the second round (25th overall) of the OHL Priority Draft by the Sudbury Wolves.
2009-10: Corrado played in 63 games for Sudbury in his first OHL season and scored 1 goal with 8 assists. He had 46 PMs and was -16 on a young Wolves team that finished last in the Central Division. Despite winning just 26 games the Wolves made the playoffs. In Sudbury’s four-game series with Barrie Corrado had an even plus/minus with 1 assist.
2010-11: Corrado skated in 67 of 68 games for Sudbury in his second season and was a force on both ends of the ice for the Wolves. Corrado’s 30 points were second only to Sudbury leading scorer Josh McFadden amongst Sudbury defensemen and he was second on the Wolves with 94 PMs. Corrado finished with 4 goals and 26 assists and was -10. Sudbury was once again among the lower teams in the OHL during the regular season but advanced to the second round of the playoffs after sweeping the Ottawa 67’s. In eight playoff games Corrado scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was an even plus/minus with 8 PMs. Ranked 155th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings, Corrado was selected by the Canucks in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
2011-12: Corrado made his pro debut in April, joining the AHL’s Chicago Wolves following his third season with OHL Sudbury. He had 1 assist and was plus-one in four regular season games with Chicago and appeared in two playoff games in the the Wolves’ five-game playoff series with San Antonio – registering no points nor penalty minutes. Corrado was plus-26 in 60 games for Sudbury; the top mark on the team. He scored 3 goals with 23 assists and had 81 penalty minutes. Sudbury finished fourth in the Central Division. Corrado was minus-2 with 12 penalty minutes In the four-game playoff series with Brampton.
2012-13: Corrado made the jump from junior hockey to the NHL — making his debut with Vancouver in late April and skating in three regular season games and four playoff contests with the Canucks as a 20-year old. He had no points nor penalty minutes in seven game NHL games; finishing -1 and averaging 19:24 minutes of ice time during the regular season and finishing -1 while averaging 12:18 minutes of ice time in the playoffs. Corrado played three AHL games with Chicago and had two assists prior to his call-up. Corrado split his final OHL season between Sudbury and Kitchener, scoring 7 goals with 38 assists in 69 games and was +18 with 89 penalty minutes. Kitchener advanced to the second round in the playoffs. Corrado scored 1 goal with 1 assist; finishing with an even plus/minus and 6 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games.
Cool as a cucumber, Corrado exhibits poise and control uncommon for a defenseman his age. He has tremendous speed, and closes gaps very well with it. In the unlikely event he makes a gaffe with the puck, he has shown his recovery time is top notch. Identifies the simple plays, and effectively sees them through. Can be counted on to move the puck safely out of the defensive zone.
While there is still the possibility Corrado could play a portion of the season with the Utica Comets, the likelihood is that he will stick in the NHL. Even though the Canucks re-signed Andrew Alberts and Chris Tanev, Corrado proved during the Canucks playoff series with the San Jose Sharks that there is a place for him in the NHL.