Mar 22, 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 the team has signed defenseman Ethan Frisch to an amateur tryout agreement (ATO).

Frisch, 22, just concluded his senior season at North Dakota, serving as an alternate captain, and notching 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists), 14 penalty minutes and a minute-four rating.

During his four years with the Fighting Hawks, 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, he spent parts of two season 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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