Martin Frk

markmhillier

2018-04-23

 

Martin Frk, RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-01

Weight: 205

Born: 1993-10-05

Hometown: Bochov, Czech Republic

Drafted 49th overall by Detroit in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2018 – Frk had a decent rookie campaign for the Wings, putting up 25 points in 68 games as a bottom-six forward with second-unit power play time. He will face competition for ice time going forward from other young prospects, such as Evgeny Svechnikov, but his booming shot should help him stay in the lineup. Frk’s value will depend on how much power play time he receives and he will likely be marginally useful in deep leagues. Mark Hillier

 

August 2017 – It was definitely an eventful season for Frk. After being taken back by Detroit when he was put on waivers by Carolina, Frk ended up scoring the Calder Cup game-winning goal for the Griffins in Game Six against the Syracuse Crunch. Frk finished the season with 50 points and, for the second year in a row, scored 27 goals for the Griffins in 65 games. He also produced five goals and 15 points in 16 playoff games. The Red Wings re-signed the young winger to a one-year contract. His shooting ability and goal-scoring prowess will be his most valuable asset as he tries to stick in the NHL. He led the Griffins last season in power-play goals with 12 and shots with 232. There's a real possibility that he ends up back on waivers, especially with players like Bertuzzi and Svechnikov perhaps surpassing him on the depth chart. Red Wings' head coach Jeff Blashil's words about Frk aren't overly encouraging. “For him to be a good NHL player, he is going to have to be a great power-play guy. Because his shot is his weapon… The other side of it for me is, we finished the year, the last 20-some games we were eighth in the league on the power play. I think we have a pretty good formula how to have success on that. I am not looking to switch around that formula very much. We are going to take that formula and we are going to try to hit the ground running with the momentum that it gained at the end of the season. That’s not to say other guys won’t challenge for some of those spots…" Jameson Ewasiuk

November 2016 – The Red Wings were able to right a regrettable mistake and re-acquire their seasoned Czech prospect Martin Frk. The nasty winger with a lethal shot impressed out of training camp but ultimately lost out on a roster spot to older bottom six veterans like Steve Ott and Drew Miller. Having to clear waivers to return to the AHL, the 23-year-old was quickly grabbed by the rebuilding Hurricanes but failed to make their lineup in his two game try out. After being placed on waivers again by Carolina, the Wings were able to reclaim their former draft pick and send him straight to Grand Rapids to rejoin his former teammates who could use an offensive jolt. He’ll most likely spend a significant amount of time in the AHL before being called up again, but playing another year along some of the top end talent in the Griffin’s lineup could be the best thing for his development. Joseph Highgate

October 2016 – After a 27-goal season in the AHL, Frk had a strong training camp for the Red Wings. But the team is very deep up front and so he was placed on waivers in order to be sent down. His camp was so impressive that Carolina claimed him and will give him a long look at the NHL level. With the right chemistry on a good line, you never know… Dobber

March 2016- Martin Frk has seemed to remember how to score goals and has done so consistently of late in helping the team go on an