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6/2/1962 Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
Chicago's 15th, 204th overall, in 1980
Dan Frawley was a hard-working right-winger who was not blessed with immense talent. His desire and ability to lead by example on the ice made him an asset in nearly 300 NHL games in the 1980s.
Born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Frawley played junior with the Sudbury Wolves and Cornwall Royals of the OHA. After showing spunk and scoring 47 points for Sudbury as a rookie in 1979-80, Frawley was chosen 204th overall by the Chicago Black Hawks at the 1980 Entry Draft. After spending two years chiefly in the AHL, the young forward played 30 games for the Chicago Black Hawks in 1984-85.
On October 7, 1985, the Pittsburgh Penguins picked up Frawley on waivers. He enjoyed four solid years with the Pens as they rebuilt themselves around young star Mario Lemieux. Such was Frawley's positive impact in the dressing room that he was asked to serve as an interim team captain in 1987-88. After leaving the NHL in 1989, he played nearly five years in the minors before retiring in 1993. After two years away from the game, Frawley returned to play with the AHL's Rochester Americans and helped the team win the Calder Cup in 1996 before retiring for good in 1998.
Claimed by Pittsburgh from Chicago in Waiver Draft, October7th, 1985.