Dominic Franco

C

#29

  • DOB: 1/7/1996
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 218
  • Shoots: R
  • School: Army West Point
  • Hometown: Portsmouth, RI
  • Drafted: Undrafted

ACQUIRED
Signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Rochester Americans on April 28, 2020. Re-signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with Rochester on August 18, 2021.

LAST SEASON
2020-21: Recorded nine points (4+5) in 23 games during his rookie season with the Rochester Americans (AHL) ... Shared the Most Improved Player award with fellow first-year forward Matej Pekar ... Scored his first pro goal, which held up to be the game-winner, while also extending his point streak to three games in a 4-2 win at Utica on 4/09 ... Tallied a point for the second straight game with an assist against Syracuse on 4/07 ... Recorded his first professional point with an assist and had two shots in his pro debut against Utica on 2/05

CAREER
2019-20:
Completed his senior season at West Point (AHA), leading all Army skaters in scoring for the third-straight year with 23 points (10+13) in 33 games ... Also reached the 10-goal mark for the third straight year while posting a team-high 13 assists ... Voted a 2019-20 team captain ... Named a Second Team All-AHA Conference selection ... One of seven players to skate in all 33 games ... Ranked first on the team with four power-play tallies ... Notched the game-winning goal in a 4-3 victory over Bentley ... Scored a shorthanded goal in a 4-1 win against Mercyhurst ... Capped his career with 97 career points on 45 goals and 52 assists after 141 games played ... Finished his career with four multi-goal games, seven multi-assist performances and 22 multi-point efforts

2018-19: Army's leading goal-scorer with 14 goals in 38 games ... Added eight assists for a total of 22 points ... One of five players with 20 or more points this season ... Ranked first on the team with nine power-play tallies... Netted game-winning goals against Sacred Heart on 11/10, Niagara on 11/24 and in the first round game at Mercyhurst in overtime on 3/08 ... Produced multiple points in five games ... Posted a career-high three goals against Niagara on 11/24 , including two on the power-play

2017-18: Led the Black Knights with 30 points (12+18) during his sophomore campaign ... Scored six goals on the power-play ... Provided the game-winner at No. 13 New Hampshire ... Recorded six multi-point games with two multi-assist performances ... Finished the year with 34 blocked shots

2016-17:  Named to the AHA All-Rookie Team after totaling 22 points on the year with nine goals and 13 assists ... Finished with plus/minus rating of plus-12 for the second-best mark on the team in that category ... Produced three power-play goals and added a pair of shorthanded goals in back-to-back games against Mercyhurst on 1/13-1/14 ... Recorded two games with three points ... Garnered AHA Rookie of the Month distinction on 12/02 ... Named the AHA Rookie of the Week on 11/15

2015-16: Spent them season playing for the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League ... Appeared in 47 games to notch 13 goals and 15 assists

PERSONAL: Owns the distinction of being the first Army athlete to sign a professional contract in the sport of hockey since the U.S. secretary of defense endorsed a policy in November 2019, making it possible for exceptionally talented athletes who have graduated from a military service academy to pursue employment as professional sports athletes following graduation ... Once approved, he will be permitted to delay his commissioning and subsequent service obligation to pursue employment as professional sports athletes ... Attended Kimball Union Academy from 2013-15, where he was named to the All-Lakes Region teams for hockey (2015) and lacrosse (2014) ... Played on the Boston Jr. Bruins Selects U-18 team during that span and played in 22 games ... Also spent time on the Rhode Island Saints U16 team for the 2012-13 season

 

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Player Stats

Regular Season
SeasonTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGSHGSOGGWGFOWPTS/G
2021-22 Regular SeasonROC200000002000.00
2020-21 Regular SeasonROC23459-6241027100.39
total25459-6241029100.36