Detroit Red Wings Sign 2012 Draft Pick Martin Frk to Entry-Level Contract

July 31st, 2012 by Garrett Kolodziej Leave a reply »
For the Detroit Red Wings, this offseason has been much different than in year’s past. The team lost their cornerstone defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom to retirement and traded shut down defenseman Brad Stuart to San Jose. General manager Kenny Holland made a huge push to land left wing Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, but both bolted to play for the Minnesota Wild for 13 seasons and matching $93 million contracts.

Yet, Holland has been quick to act on signing the team’s youth despite missing on marquee free agents. Speedster Darren Helm signed a four-year extension with the team on June 19. Calle Jarnkrok (2010 draft pick) was signed to a three-year entry-level contract on May 30. And today, the Red Wings have agreed to a three-year entry-level contract with their first 2012 NHL draft pick in Martin Frk (via

Frk (pronounced ferk), was selected 49th overall in this past June’s NHL Draft. He has played two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Halifax Mooseheads. His 2011-2012 season was shortened due to a concussion, but Frk still managed to provide the Mooseheads with 29 points in 34 games.

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