Martin Frk

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Martin Frk
Born (1993-10-05) October 5, 1993 (age 20)
Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
NHL Draft 49th overall, 2012
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2013–present

Martin Frk (born October 5, 1993) is a Czech ice hockey player, who is currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Frk was drafted 49th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

During the 2009–10 season, Martin Frk was the leading scorer for HC Karlovy Vary in the Czech Extraliga. Frk recorded 28 goals and 30 assists and had a league-leading 186 penalty minutes in 41 games. Frk scored two goals and three assists in five playoff games. He played eight games with HC Karlovy Vary U18 and scored nine goals and assists. Frk was drafted 24th overall in the 2010 KHL Junior Draft by HC Yugra. The Halifax Mooseheads drafted him 3rd overall in the CHL Import Draft.

During the 2010–11 QMJHL season, Frk was the second-leading scorer for Halifax in his first season in North America. Frk recorded 22 goals and 28 assists in 62 games with the Mooseheads. Halifax reached the QMJHL playoffs despite winning just 20 games. In the four-game first round series against Montreal, Frk had two assists.

During the 2011–12 QMJHL season, Frk suffered a concussion in the pre-season that kept him out until December but he had a strong second half as the Mooseheads were one of the QMJHL's big turnaround stories. Frk recorded 16 goals and 13 assists in 34 games. Halifax finished second to powerhouse Saint John's in the Maritimes Division and advanced to the playoff semifinals. In 17 playoff games Frk scored five goals and six assists. Frk was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 20th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

During the 2012–13 QMJHL season, Frk skated for the Memorial Cup champion Halifax Mooseheads. Frk was the second-leading scorer for Halifax in his third season, recording 35 goals and 49 assists in 56 regular season games. The Mooseheads had the QMJHL's best record and defeated Baie-Comeau in the league finals. Frk scored 13 goals and 20 assist in 17 playoff games. Frk was fourth among all scorers at the Memorial Cup, finishing with five goals and four assists in four games. The Mooseheads defeated WHL champion Portland Winterhawks in the Memorial Cup Finals.[2]

Professional[edit]

On July 31, 2012, the Detroit Red Wings signed Frk to a three-year entry-level contract.[3]

International play[edit]

Frk represented the Czech Republic at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships. Frk shared the team lead in points for the sixth-place Czechs at the U18 WJC with two goals and five assists in six games.

Frk represented the Czech Republic at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships. At the U20 WJC, Frk led all players in the tournament with 31 penalty minutes and was the seventh-place Czech team's second-leading scorer with three goals and three assists in six games. Frk and Dmitri Jaškin were the leading scorers for the Czechs at the U18 WJC with five points each. Frk scored one goal and four assists as the Czechs finished eighth.

Frk represented the Czech Republic at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. At the WJHC, Frk recorded three goals and and one assist in six games.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year Ref
CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2013 [4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 62 22 28 50 75 4 0 2 2 8
2011–12 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 34 16 13 29 41 17 5 6 11 26
2012–13 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 56 35 49 84 84 17 13 20 33 32
2013–14 Toledo Walleye ECHL 15 5 8 13 10
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 50 3 9 12 22 4 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 50 3 9 12 22 4 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Czech Republic U18 6th 6 2 5 7 6
2011 Czech Republic U18 8th 6 1 4 5 2
2011 Czech Republic WJC 7th 6 3 3 6 31
2013 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 3 1 4 16
Junior totals 24 9 13 22 55

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