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Detroit signs prospect Frk to entry-level deal

Jul 31, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT

Martin Frk

The Detroit Red Wings have come to terms with Martin Frk, their second-round pick at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Frk, taken 49th overall, is an interesting player. He burst onto the QMJHL scene as a rookie, scoring 22G-28A-50PTS as a rookie for Halifax, finishing second on the team in points. Yet his sophomore campaign was derailed by a concussion that limited him to just 34 games, dropping his draft stock in the process.

Detroit came in and scooped up the 6-foot, 204-pound winger after he fell deep into the second round.

“It was a tough season with injuries and stuff, so to see him get drafted by Detroit was something good for him,” Halifax coach Dominique Ducharme said. “The fact he’s getting a contract right away shows how much confidence they have in him.”

  1. rarelyshaves - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    First thing he should do with that money is buy a vowel

    • coconutman1 - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:39 PM

      I can’t tell you how much I love this comment.

    • handsofsweed - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:22 PM

      That was EXACTLY the first thing that came to my mind. Now..which vowel? I’m voting for “a.”

    • handsofsweed - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      And who thumbed this comment down? Mr. Mxyzptlk?

  2. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Might have the hardest shot in the draft. Where it’s going….well he’s going to have to work on that.

  3. hockinj25 - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Is it pronounced firk or frik?

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      Firk – Ferk – Frrk
      One of those

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 31, 2012 at 11:44 PM

        Sounds like a fart no matter how you say it.

    • Doesnotmatter - Aug 1, 2012 at 2:41 AM

      Firk, like in firm. Or first.

  4. soro17 - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    With Frk, Tverdon, Jucro, Tatar and Mrazek, the Wings appear to have all of the top notch young Czechs and Slovaks at a time when no one else is drafting Czechs and Slovaks. As always, I suspect they know what they are doing and the rest of the league will be scratching their heads in two years saying, ‘why didn’t we draft that guy’?

    • polegojim - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:28 PM

      Amen!

  5. wingzson - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Hopefully the wings can strike with one of these young players there gonna need it!!

  6. charleslouis99 - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    isn’t Tatar the second Slovenian in the NHL?

    • Doesnotmatter - Aug 1, 2012 at 2:45 AM

      Jan Mursak. Not Tatar.

      • charleslouis99 - Aug 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM

        O yes my bad

  7. hky15 - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    @soro17 – you’ve got a point there.

  8. redwingsfan999 - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Just keep adding the prospects, how much u wanna bet were gonna see this guy on one of r top lines 5 years from now

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Aug 1, 2012 at 5:29 AM

      let’s just hope he doesn’t run into one of those mindless headhunters. unfortunately they still exist despite “the new NHL”…

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