May 24, 2023

San Jose, CA – The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud AHL (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), and general manager Joe Will announced today that the team has signed defenseman Ethan Frisch to an AHL contract for the 2023-24 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Frisch, 22, was signed by the Barracuda to a professional tryout (PTO) on Mar. 22 and would go on to appear in seven games with San Jose, collecting two assists. Prior to turning pro, he spent four years at North Dakota, serving as an alternate captain the last two. As a senior he appeared in 36 games with the Fighting Hawks, posting 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) and 14 penalty minutes.

Over his four years at NDU, the five-foot-eleven, 192-pound, native of Moorhead, MN, appeared in 127 games, totaling 48 points (20 goals, 28 assists), 59 penalty minutes and a plus-22 rating. In 2021-22, Frisch was named the NCHC’s Best Defensive Defenseman.

Before his college career, the right-shot defenseman spent parts of two seasons with the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers and Fargo Force. In 2015-16, he was named the Youth Hockey Hub Bantam Player of the Year in Minnesota.

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