The Detroit Red Wings decided to re-sign winger Martin Frk, who is a former second-round draft pick back in the 2012 draft, according to multiple sources. The deal is a two-way contract worth $650K in the NHL. Frk was not eligible for salary arbitration this summer.
Frk was a huge factor in the Grand Rapids Griffins run at the Calder Cup, which they won. The youngster had a successful season by combining 65 points in 81 games, plus his great offensive output continued in the playoffs.
Also, along with his successful AHL campaign, he was later claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes and appearing in two NHL games before making his way back to the Detroit organization.
In addition, Frk’s successful 2016-2017 season will help him put his name in the hat to make a roster spot or at least get more eyes on him for the upcoming season. With back to back 27-goal seasons in the AHL, he has proven to display the ability on placing the puck in the back of the net. Also, he is very good on special teams.
Finally, with Thomas Vanek hitting the open market, this will most definitely give the young Czech Republic native a chance to land a job with the Red Wings.