Martin Frk
Martin Frk
25-Year-Old Right WingRW
Detroit Red Wings
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Frk settled on a one-year, $1.05 million contract extension with the Red Wings in June, but it's been a wild ride for the Czech skater. He was cut from training camp two years ago and subsequently waived before enjoying a proverbial cup of coffee with the Hurricanes; no stranger to adversity, a resolute Frk would ultimately return to Motown that same season. Detroit's 2012 second-round (49th overall) draft pick made the most of his fourth-line role, amassing 11 goals, 15 assists and nine power-play points in 2017-18. He's known to have one of the heaviest shots in the league but the Wings brass won't stop raving about prospects Michael Rasmussen and 2018 fifth overall draft pick Filip Zadina, so Frk figures to have a small margin for error in his second full season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings in June of 2018.
Rarely drawing into games
RWDetroit Red Wings
December 3, 2018
Frk was a healthy scratch in Sunday's 2-0 home loss to the Avalanche, making it the fifth time he's been a spectator in the last six games.
ANALYSIS
Frk signed a one-year contract extension in June, but he's on a one-way deal, so the Czech skater would need to pass through waivers in order for the Wings to assign him to AHL Grand Rapids and free up another spot at the top level. Frk's already been exposed to waivers multiple times in his young career, though GM Ken Holland may be reluctant to cut ties with a player that his team has spent so much time developing.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    8:39
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:36
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
8:20
0:00
0:00
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
10:17
2:09
0:00
2018–19
8:39
1:36
0:00
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Frk is poised to show hockey pundits what a difference a year makes after he ran the gamut of adversity in 2016-17. The skilled scorer was cut from training camp, then hit the waiver wire and became property of the Hurricanes shortly thereafter. Even though Frk failed to impress the big bosses in Raleigh -- he went scoreless and posted a minus-3 rating through his two-game NHL trial -- the feisty winger has returned to the Wings organization as a reclamation project. At the age of 23, Frk recorded a personal-best 50 points (27 goals, 23 assists) for AHL Grand Rapids and ultimately dropped the mic with a Calder Cup-winning goal. There’s still potential for a bright future regarding the Czech winger, who signed a one-year, two-way extension with the Wings in mid-July.
Detroit’s second-round pick of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Frk finished fifth in points among skaters for AHL Grand Rapids in 2015-16, dropping 27 goals and 17 helpers in 67 games. Nobody on the Griffins came close to his 11 scores on the power play. Frk’s been involved in postseason play for nine seasons below the NHL level starting with HC Karlovy Vary of the Czech under-18 squad in 2007-08. There’s no vowels in “Frk,” but he’s drawn plenty of ‘ooo’s’ for his ability to find the back of the net. On the downside, Frk’s skating needs work and that could be enough to delay his arrival in the NHL beyond the 2016-17 campaign. He’s on the third and final year of an entry-level contract, though he’s longer exempt from waivers, so it’s more important than ever for Frk to make a lasting impression in training camp.
Martin Frk, the 49th overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft scored 84 points in just 56 games for Halifax (QMJHL) this past season. Frk, just 19 was often overshadowed by his more glamorous teammates, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin but remains a good prospect. Frk is expected to open the season in the AHL.
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Tallies first goal of season
RWDetroit Red Wings
November 1, 2018
Frk opened the scoring for the Red Wings with a power-play goal in a 4-3 home win over the Devils on Thursday.
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Hanging out in press box too often
RWDetroit Red Wings
October 20, 2018
Frk was a healthy scratch for Saturday's 4-3 overtime road win over the Panthers.
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Slated to play Wednesday
RWDetroit Red Wings
Back
September 24, 2018
Frk (back) is expected to suit up against the Bruins on Wednesday, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
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Return date uncertain, but feeling better
RWDetroit Red Wings
Back
September 19, 2018
Frk, who's been hampered by a back injury, is feeling better, though there's no timeline for his return to the ice, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
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Secures one-year pact
RWDetroit Red Wings
June 25, 2018
Frk inked a one-year contract with Detroit on Monday.
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