The hardest shot in the minor leagues is coming to St. Louis. Martin Frk has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.
Frk, 28, is one of the most feared goal-scorers in the AHL, with a shot that once registered at 109.2 mph during an AHL All-Star competition. While he can’t always control it, the Czech forward managed to find the back of the net 40 times in 58 games this season for the Ontario Reign, and even added two goals in six games for the Los Angeles Kings.
His game isn’t well-rounded, which has kept him from making more of an impact at the NHL level over the years but if the goal is to strengthen your minor league club, there aren’t many better options. He will likely get into a handful of games with the Blues but don’t expect a full-time NHL player on this deal.
Unless, of course, the team decided to implement a powerplay specialist, the way teams sometimes use players on the penalty kill. On the fourth line, Frk could play limited minutes until setting up his huge blast with the man-advantage, adding a lethal weapon to any powerplay unit.
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Don’t know how good he can be but look at his picture, he sure looks like a hockey player.
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Dominant AHL player. And that alone has value for prospect development.
One thing the Kings have done well is their prospect development program and they’ve paid special attention to having strong veteran role models mixed in.
If you can cover his defensive weaknesses he could be an NHL power play specialist. And at worst he’s a fine injury/depth piece.
Will miss him as a Kings fan.
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WTFrk The Kings had a revolving 3rd line all year and a crappy PP, so he should have been given at least 10 games to show his stuff. I predict 20+ goals with the Blues!