It was made official on Wednesday, when Sudbury head coach Trent Cull announced Corrado as his captain for 2012-13.
He'll wear the C when the Wolves open the regular season against the Oshawa Generals on Friday, while defencemen Justin Sefton and Charlie Dodero and forward Josh Leivo will each have an A as alternate captains.
“It's an honour,” Corrado said. “I'm very happy. It's a privilege to be captain and it feels good to know the coaches look to you as a leader on the team.”
Cull, Corrado's coach for two of his three years in the OHL, said what lifted Corrado to the head of the Pack was his commitment to both his career and his team.
“He has done such a great job with the way he has positioned himself,” Cull said. “Here's a young man who had an opportunity after we made some trades to move some older D and he really made strides on the ice. Then he was drafted in the fifth round, but went and worked his butt off all summer, had a great camp and got himself signed. So he knows he's got some security there, that he has something there waiting for him, but when he comes back here, he's all about the team. He's not worried about points, about goals or assists, just about being a great team guy. He talks to everyone in the room, young and old, and on the ice he does a great job in all situations.”
Cull's choice of captain came as no surprise to Wolves general manager Blaine Smith.
“Frankie was always a quiet leader for us, the type of guy who does so much behind the scenes,” Smith said. “Stuff that not everyone notices, like talking to players who we draft or players who attend our orientation. He's a tremendous ambassador for the Wolves, calling players and talking to them and encouraging them to come here and play. That speaks to his personality and to his ability as a leader.
Colgate also named its captains for the 2012-13 season and all three are blueliners. Thomas Larkin will be a captain for the second-straight season and he will be joined by seniors Jeremy Price and Nathan Sinz.