Defenseman Frank Mailley played one game with the Montreal Canadiens in 1942-43. He was an excellent passer who enjoyed most of his success in the minors and the senior hockey level.
Born in Lachine, Quebec, Mailley began his career with the Miami Beach Pirates of the old Tropical League in 1938-39. The next season he returned to Quebec to compete for the senior St. Hyacinthe Gaulois. Mailley then headed to Washington, DC where he added mobility and offense to the Eagles of the EHL and the AHL's Lions. In 1940-41, he scored a personal high 18 goals for the Eagles.
Mailley was in the midst of a second strong season with the Washington Lions when he was summoned to the Canadiens for one game as an injury fill-in. Beginning in 1943-44 he spent two years in military service during World War II. He returned to play six games for the senior Quebec Aces in 1945-46 before retiring.