Frank Corrado
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Frank Corrado


Toronto Ontario

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5th round (150th overall) 2011


190 lbs.

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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 following the OHL season 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.

2013-14: Corrado appeared in 15 games with the Canucks in his first pro season — spending most of the year with AHL affiliate Utica. He scored his first NHL goal, his only point with Vancouver, and was -2 with 4 penalty minutes, averaging 12:33 minutes of ice time for the Canucks. Corrado played 59 games for the Comets and scored 6 goals with 11 assists, finishing -7 with 46 penalty minutes. Utica finished third in the North Division, four points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. 

2014-15: Corrado skated in 10 games with the Canucks in his second pro season and played for the Utica Comets during that team’s run to the Calder Cup finals. He scored 1 goal and was -7 with no penalties, averaging 15:40 minutes of ice time with Vancouver. Corrado scored 7 goals with 9 assists and was +12 with 31 penalty minutes in 35 regular season games for Utica. The Comets finished first in the North Division, defeating Grand Rapids in the Western Conference finals before falling to Kings’ affiliate Manchester in the Calder Cup finals. Corrado scored 1 goal and was -1 with 24 penalty minutes in 18 playoff games. He was re-signed by the Canucks to a one-year contract as a restricted free agent in July 2015. 

2015-16: Corrado was claimed off waivers from Vancouver by the Maple Leafs following training camp and skated in 39 games with Toronto. A healthy scratch for 18 games before playing his first game with the Leafs against Tampa Bay on December 15th, he scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was -12 with 26 penalty minutes, averaging 14:27 minutes of ice time. Corrado played seven games with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on conditioning assignment, finishing +3 with 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes.

Talent Analysis

Corrado exhibits poise and control uncommon for a young defenseman. He has tremendous speed and closes gaps very well with it. He has strong recovery speed if he makes a gaffe with the puck. Corrado identifies simple plays and effectively sees them through. He can be counted on to move the puck safely out of the defensive zone.


Corrado skated in 39 games for Toronto in 2015-16 in his first full season in the NHL. Frequently an extra defenseman for the Leafs, he steadily saw more ice time. At the end of his one-year deal signed with Vancouver in the summer of 2015, he would be an unrestricted free agent if not re-signed by Toronto. With several high profile defensemen coming up through the Toronto system he will have to battle to maintain a roster spot.

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