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Frank Spring

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 (190 cm) ▪ Weight: 216 lbs. (98 kg)

Born: October 19, 1949 in Cranbrook, British Columbia
Draft: Boston, 1st round (4th overall), 1969 NHL Amateur

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1969-70 20 BOS NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 24 STL NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1974-75 25 TOT NHL 31 3 8 11 4 0 6 2 1 0 0 6 2 0 46 6.5
1974-75 25 STL NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
1974-75 25 CGS NHL 28 3 8 11 4 1 6 2 1 0 0 6 2 0 43 7.0
1975-76 26 CGS NHL 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.0
1976-77 27 CLE NHL 26 11 10 21 9 -8 6 6 5 0 0 6 4 0 49 22.4
1977-78 28 INR WHA 13 2 4 6 2 1 2 1 1 0 20 10.0
3 yrs CLE NHL 55 14 20 34 13 -6 12 8 6 0 0 13 7 0 93 15.1
2 yrs STL NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
1 yr BOS NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 yr INR WHA 13 2 4 6 2 1 2 1 1 0 20 10.0
Career NHL 61 14 20 34 13 -7 12 8 6 0 0 13 7 0 98 14.3
Career WHA 13 2 4 6 2 1 2 1 1 0 20 10.0

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1969-70 20 BOS NHL 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1973-74 24 STL NHL 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1974-75 25 TOT NHL 31 0.10 0.26 0.35 0.12 0.19 1.48 3 7 10 4 17 3 14 0 0 -0.2 0.6 0.3
1974-75 25 STL NHL 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 -1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1974-75 25 CGS NHL 28 0.11 0.29 0.39 0.14 0.21 1.54 3 7 10 4 16 3 12 0 1 -0.1 0.6 0.5
1975-76 26 CGS NHL 1 0.00 2.00 2.00 0.56 0.00 1.00 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0.1 0.0 0.2
1976-77 27 CLE NHL 26 0.42 0.38 0.81 0.34 0.23 1.88 10 9 19 8 26 12 22 0 -8 1.5 0.2 1.8
1977-78 28 INR WHA 13 0.15 0.31 0.46 0.17 0.15 1.54 1
3 yrs CLE NHL 55 0.25 0.36 0.62 0.24 0.22 1.69 13 18 31 12 44 16 34 0 -6 1.6 0.8 2.4
2 yrs STL NHL 5 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 -1 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
1 yr BOS NHL 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 yr INR WHA 13 0.15 0.31 0.46 0.17 0.15 1.54 1
Career NHL 61 0.23 0.33 0.56 0.22 0.20 1.61 13 18 31 12 45 16 36 0 -7 1.3 0.9 2.2
Career WHA 13 0.15 0.31 0.46 0.17 0.15 1.54 1

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1967-68 18 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 57 24 27 51 85
1968-69 19 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 41 9 16 25 60
1969-70 20 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 62 17 22 39 55
1970-71 21 Hershey Bears AHL 43 12 12 24 32
1971-72 22 Richmond Robins AHL 75 12 19 31 61
1972-73 23 Richmond Robins AHL 70 12 19 31 96
1973-74 24 Denver Spurs WHL 47 17 11 28 41
1973-74 24 Richmond Robins AHL 18 0 5 5 25
1974-75 25 Denver Spurs CHL 31 19 9 28 27
1975-76 26 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 75 44 29 73 50
1976-77 27 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 19 8 10 18 12
1977-78 28 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 45 14 11 25 35
Career 5 Seasons AHL 251 50 66 116 249
Career 4 Seasons CHL 187 88 70 158 144
Career 2 Seasons WCJHL 98 33 43 76 145
Career 1 Season WHL 47 17 11 28 41

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1967-68 18 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 13 3 4 7 12
1968-69 19 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 17 10 2 12 16
1972-73 23 Richmond Robins AHL 4 1 1 2 6
1975-76 26 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 5 0 0 0 8
1977-78 28 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 13 2 4 6 0
Career 2 Seasons AHL 17 3 5 8 6
Career 1 Season CHL 5 0 0 0 8
Career 2 Seasons WCJHL 30 13 6 19 28

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 5 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5
Frank Spring 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1
Denis Shvidki 91.7 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.0
Jean-Yves Roy 91.6 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.0
Dustin Jeffrey 90.0 1.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.0
Serge Aubin 85.7 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Nick Johnson 83.2 2.0 0.9 0.4 0.1
Lloyd Gross 81.8 1.5 0.3 0.0
Torrie Robertson 81.3 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.1
Mark Lamb 81.0 1.7 0.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Bill McCreary 80.8 2.0 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Brad Tapper 80.5 1.9 0.4 0.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Frank Spring 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1
Denis Shvidki 91.7 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.0
Jean-Yves Roy 91.6 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.0
Dustin Jeffrey 90.0 1.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.0
Nick Johnson 83.2 2.0 0.9 0.4 0.1
Lloyd Gross 81.8 1.5 0.3 0.0
Brad Tapper 80.5 1.9 0.4 0.3
Janne Ojanen 80.5 1.6 0.4 0.0
Andre Savage 80.1 1.5 0.4 0.2 0.0
Oscar Moller 78.7 1.5 0.4 0.2
Lonny Bohonos 78.7 1.9 0.5 0.1 0.0

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 8, 1971: Claimed by Philadelphia from Boston in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971.

February 12, 1972: Selected by Chicago (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.

December, 1973: Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia for Ray Schultz, December 1973.

January 9, 1975: Traded to California by St. Louis for Bruce Affleck, January 9, 1975.

August 26, 1976: Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976.

September, 1977: Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (WHA), September 1977.

December, 1977: Traded to NY Rangers by Indianapolis (WHA) for Bill Goldsworthy, December 1977.

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