Franklin, who was selected in the second round 43rd overall in the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, appeared in one regular season game this year and five pre-season games where he collected three assists while going a team-high plus-5. The rookie forward had two points (1g-1a) in three games as an affiliate call up last year.
The Marwayne, Alberta product had 35 points (12g-23a) in 32 games during the 2014-2015 season with the Bobcats Midget AAA.
The move for the Hurricanes cuts their roster to a total of 23 players including two goaltenders, eight defense and now 13 forwards. As well, drops the team to just three 16-year-old players including Jordy Bellerive, Brett Davis and Nick Watson.
The Hurricanes are back in action Tuesday night when they host the Red Deer Rebels at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm. Tickets are available by calling (403) 329-SEAT.