Frolík in 2013.
February 17, 1988 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 2006
Michael Frolík (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɪxaɛl ˈfroliːk]; born February 17, 1988) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Frolík has also played in the NHL for the Florida Panthers, who drafted him in the first round, 10th overall, as well as the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 2013.
Frolík played two seasons in the Czech Extraliga for Rabat Kladno before being selected tenth overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. While playing in Kladno, Frolík was nicknamed "The Baby Jágr" due to his similar playing style and appearance to Jaromír Jágr, who also played for Kladno. To add to his overwhelming resemblance, Frolík, who cites Jágr as his role model, wore #68 at the Panthers' rookie camp.
Frolík made his NHL debut for the Florida Panthers in the 2008–09 season, in which he finished with 21 goals and 24 assists (45 points) in 79 games played. During his third season with the Panthers in the 2010–11 season, Frolík was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, along with goaltender Alexander Salák, for Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan on February 9, 2011. He scored his first goal as a Blackhawk on March 2, 2011, against the Calgary Flames. On April 24, 2011, Frolík scored the first post-season penalty shot in Chicago Blackhawks history against Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 6 of the Western Conference quarter-finals.
On July 15, 2011, Frolík signed a three-year contract with the Blackhawks, worth $2.333 million per season. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Frolík played for Piráti Chomutov in his native Czech Republic. On May 27, 2013, Frolík scored the second post-season penalty shot goal of his career against Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings. He became the first player in NHL history to score more than one career penalty shot goal in the post-season. He scored 10 points in the playoffs, helping the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup over the Boston Bruins four games to two.
On June 30, 2013, the Blackhawks traded Frolík to the Winnipeg Jets for a third and fourth round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. In the season opener on October 2, 2013, at Rexall Place against the Edmonton Oilers, Frolík scored twice in a 5–4 win for the Jets. On July 29, 2014, Frolík and the Jets agreed on a one-year contract worth $3.3 million for the season.
Regular season and playoffs
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|World Junior Championships|
|Bronze||2005 North Dakota|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
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- "Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings - Boxscore - May 27, 2013". ESPN.com. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
- Care, Tony (May 28, 2013). "Did You See That? Michael Frolik sets penalty-shot record". CBC.ca (CBC Sports). Retrieved 3 March 2015.
- "Jets, Frolik agree to terms on one-year contract". NHL. July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
|Florida Panthers first round draft pick