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
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.
ANALYSIS
While the news effectively rules Frk out for Tuesday's clash with Chicago, his availability Wednesday should give him three games to show the coaching staff why he deserves a spot on the Opening Night roster. Offseason signing Matt Puempel and training camp invitee Jussi Jokinen will no doubt be eager to use the 24-year-old Puempel's absence to secure their places in the lineup.
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Martin Frk 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#4 Right Wing
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:04
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:51
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
8:20
0:00
0:00
2017–18
10:17
2:09
0:00
2018–19
11:04
0:51
0:00
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2013
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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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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Looks destined for free agency
RWDetroit Red Wings
June 19, 2018
Frk isn't expected to receive a qualifying offer from the Red Wings, which would make him an unrestricted free agent July 1, MLive.com reports.
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Added to Czech team for Worlds
RWDetroit Red Wings
May 1, 2018
Frk will join his fellow countrymen and Red Wings prospects Filip Hronek and Libor Sulak as representatives for the Czech team at the World Championship from May 4-20, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Impressive rookie season
RWDetroit Red Wings
April 9, 2018
Frk's rookie campaign amounted to 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) through 68 games. He also factored into nine man-advantage scoring plays.
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