A native of Melrose Mass and a graduate of Stoneham High School, defenseman Frank Simonetti was an All-American with Norwich University. After a strong 1984 training camp, he signed a free agent deal with his home state Boston Bruins on October 4th 1984.
A good skater who moved the puck well, Simonetti was an effective player for the Bruins from 1984-1988. However, his career was plagued with numerous injuries and he was forced to retire after the 1987-88 season.
In addition to his work with the Bruins Alumni, Simonetti has been very active in the Pan-Mass Bicycle Challenge, which has raised over $300 million to fight cancer and the "Bowl With a Bruin and Friends" event.