|Assets:||Has loads of offensive flair and scoring ability. Sneaky fast, he knows how to create openings in offensive situations and dish off the puck with aplomb. Versatile, he can play all three forward positions.|
|Flaws:||Needs to bring it every night, as he still battles the inconsistency bug. Also needs to simplify his game (at times) and be more assertive by concentrating on the safer option instead of the highlight-reel play.|
|Career Potential:||Skilled winger with consistency issues.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2012-13 (Chicago)|
|6/30/2013||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|3/08/2013||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|9/22/2012||Signed with KLH Chomutov (Czech Republic).|
|11/23/2011||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|11/18/2011||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/15/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year contract.|
|2/09/2011||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|5/28/2008||Signed by the Florida Panthers.|
|9/19/2007||Returned to his junior team (Rimouski-QMJHL).|
|6/30/2013||Chicaco Blackhawks traded Michael Frolik to the Winnipeg Jets for a 3rd and a 5th round selections in 2013.|
|2/09/2011||Florida Panthers traded Michael Frolik and Alexander Salak to the Chicago Blackhawks for Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round (10th overall) in 2006.|
Michael Frolik gets 15th point in loss | 11/29/2013 2:20 PM
NewsMichael Frolik netted the Jets' lone goal in a 2-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers.
ImpactThat gives Frolik seven goals and 15 points in 28 games. Mark Scheifele and Mark Stuart each registered an assist in the losing effort.
Frolik, Halischuk get 2 points each Saturday | 11/23/2013 6:58 PM
NewsMichael Frolik had a goal and an assist in Winnipeg's 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHe has 13 points in 25 games in his first season with the Jets. Matt Halischuk also had a goal and a helper in the contest, while rookie Mark Scheifele chipped in with an assist of his own.
Frolik has extra motivation Saturday | 11/02/2013 12:00 PM
NewsMichael Frolik will have extra motivation for Saturday afternoon's game.
Chicago Daily Herald
ImpactHe will be facing his former team, the Blackhawks, for the first time since he was traded to Winnipeg this past June. Frolik could use a good game as he has been in a scoring slump since the season opener.
Michael Frolik struggles to produce | 10/31/2013 9:35 AM
NewsMichael Frolik hasn't scored a goal since Winnipeg's regular-season opener.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactThat's a stretch of 13 games that Frolik has gone goalless. He has contributed just four assists over that span. It was thought that Frolik would be able to add more offense than this, but he has slight increase in ice time hasn't helped him produce more points just yet.
Michael Frolik isn't part of Jets' PK picture | 10/17/2013 6:45 AM
NewsMichael Frolik hasn't seen much time on Winnipeg's penalty kill despite being a key member of Chicago's special teams squad last season.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHe's seen just 41 seconds per game with the Jets this year while shorthanded. Coach Claude Noel hasn't ruled out giving Frolik time on the penalty kill down the road though. "He's been a good player for us," Noel said. "If he continues to play the way he's playing five-on-five, he's going to find time to be on special teams." The Jets are currently ranked 17h overall on the penalty kill and Noel has been reluctant to change his personnel.
Michael Frolik earns two helpers Sunday night | 10/14/2013 9:23 AM
NewsMichael Frolik contributed two assists in Winnipeg's 3-0 win against New Jersey Sunday night.
ImpactHe has picked up five points in six games for the Jets this season, but four of his points have come in two outings. Frolik is averaging 13:10 of ice time per contest with his new team.
Frolik's goals leads Jets past Oilers | 10/02/2013 4:43 AM
NewsMichael Frolik scored his first two goals as a Jet as they beat the Oilers 5-4 in their season opener.
ImpactRookie defenseman Jacob Trouba had a goal and an assist in the game while Bryan Little and Mark Scheifele also scored for the Jets. Dustin Byfuglien registered three assists and Tobias Enstrom had two assists for Winnipeg at Rexall Place.
Michael Frolik scores in preseason win | 09/17/2013 11:38 PM
NewsMichael Frolik scored the opening goal in the Jets' 3-2 preseason win over the Edmonton Oilers.
ImpactThe 25 year-old Czech, acquired in a draft day trade with the defending champion Blackhawks, might get the chance to rediscover his scoring touch in Winnipeg this year. He hasn't eclipsed the 45 point total he set in his rookie season with Florida in 2009 due in large part to his depth role on Chicago. Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff, however, told the media he'll probably play a different role than he did in the Windy City.
New Jet Michael Frolik placed on third line | 09/14/2013 11:14 AM
NewsMichael Frolik, who played with the Chicago Blackhawks last season, is being pegged by the Winnipeg Jets' coaching staff to work with Matt Halischuk and Ollie Jokinen on a third line that it hopes can both check and score.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactFrolik has plenty of potential upside and might be a good pick as a late-rounder for fantasy leaguers. A 45-point season wouldn't be out of the question in Winnipeg. Frolik helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup last season with three goals and nine points in 22 playoff games, a lot better than the three goals and 10 points he picked up in 45 regular season games.
Michael Frolik probable to play on third line | 09/12/2013 9:30 AM
NewsMichael Frolik is a versatile addition to Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactThe former Chicago Blackhawk can play either wing and he has proven to be an excellent penalty killer. Frolik will probably be inserted onto the Jets' third line this season because fellow off-season addition Devin Setoguchi is expected to play on the second unit.
Frolik sees Winnipeg as a new opportunity | 07/02/2013 6:11 AM
NewsMichael Frolik is looking forward to the possibility of having an increased role with the Winnipeg Jets.
Winnipeg Free Press
Impact"It's a shock," said Frolik, who was just traded by Chicago at the NHL draft after winning the Stanley Cup. "But I'm excited and it's a great opportunity for me. It will be different. I can play a number of roles and I want to get ready and have a good summer and be prepared. I have a few years in the league now and have some experience. I want to help the team. It looks like a good group." Frolik served as a fourth liner and a penalty killer while with the Hawks, but he could end up playing on Winnipeg's second line depending on what happens with the team in free agency and at training camp.
Jets still looking for more help on RW | 07/01/2013 9:32 AM
NewsMichael Frolik hasn't been completely ruled out of playing on Winnipeg's second line next season.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHowever, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is still in the market for a right winger to place there. "I think we'll still keep looking. That opportunity can be taken by him or we go and get someone else," said Cheveldayoff referring to Frolik. "We don't anoint where players play, they're play dictates where they'll play." Frolik is a good penalty killer who is better suited for a third or fourth line role.
Frolik traded to Jets by Blackhawks | 06/30/2013 7:25 PM
NewsThe Winnipeg Jets have acquired winger Michael Frolik from the Blackhawks in exchange for a pair of draft picks.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactThe penalty-killing specialist was a big part of Chicago's Stanley Cup run and will be a nice depth addition to the Jets, who gave up the 74th and 134th overall selections.
Michael Frolik adds assist in Chicago win | 06/23/2013 7:28 AM
NewsMichael Frolik picked up an assist in the Blackhawks win Saturday.
ImpactFrolik has three goals and nine points in 22 playoff games, a lot better than the three goals and 10 points he picked up in 45 regular season games. While many thought that Frolik could be expendable after his less than stellar regular season, he has proven his worth to the Blackhawks in the playoffs.
Chicago's penalty kill continues to be boon | 06/17/2013 8:43 AM
NewsChicago has allowed only four power-play goals in 63 chances in the playoffs.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactIt's a good thing because of its problems on its own man advantage. The Blackhawks have killed off four of five power plays against the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final. Coach Joel Quenneville credits his players, pointing out the work of Michael Frolik and Marcus Kruger. "I just think that duo is the thing that's been the most noticeable," Quenneville said. And Kruger and Frolik credit their ability to "read off" each other in order to know where to be.
Frolik used shootout move from Czech league | 05/28/2013 9:08 AM
NewsMichael Frolik says he used a move he learned while playing in the Czech league during the lockout on Monday's game-winning penalty shot.
ImpactFrolik got Jimmy Howard to go down before roofing a backhander into the top right corner of the net. It was a beautiful shot that put the Hawks up 4-2 midway through the third period. There was debate as to whether Frolik deserved the shot after Carlo Colaiacovo was whistled for a slash on the Chicago winger, who was a step or two ahead of Colaiacovo and breaking in on Howard. For his part, Colaiacovo said he was "surprised" the referees awarded Frolik the penalty shot.
Frolik scores the game winner on penalty shot | 05/27/2013 10:55 PM
NewsMichael Frolik scored a penalty-shot goal that turned out to be the game winner in Monday's 4-3 Game 6 win.
ImpactThe penalty shot itself was highly questionable, but Frolik's backhanded goal was a thing of beauty. The postseason dynamo got Jimmy Howard to go down and bring his glove down before quickly changing to his backhand and roofing the puck just inside the crossbar and the right post. Frolik's score capped a three-goal period and helped the Blackhawks forced Game 7, which is scheduled for Wednesday night.
Frolik, Kruger excelling at killing penalties | 05/17/2013 8:50 AM
NewsMichael Frolik and Marcus Kruger have been a big part of Chicago's penalty-killing success this year.
ImpactChicago has not surrendered a power-play goal in the playoffs. "They've been real solid all year," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "When they started at the beginning of the year it was a work in progress, and they've progressed in a real nice way. They're first and third on each kill, they're blocking shots, they're getting in lanes and play at a good pace. It's gotten them more of a role, more ice time. And that line played well all year, so a real nice fit for us." They've been something of an unlikely duo, especially seeing as Frolik wasn't known for killing penalties before coming to Chicago. All the same, they've become valuable pieces of the Blackhawks' squad.
Hawks' Michael Frolik scores more in playoffs | 05/04/2013 10:05 AM
NewsIn 13 career playoff games with the Chicago Blackhawks, right winger Michael Frolik has six goals, including two he scored Friday in his team's 5-2 triumph over the Minnesota Wild.
ImpactIn 138 regular-season games with the Hawks, he has 11. "I don't really know what it is," Frolik said. "I'd be happy to have it in the season, too."
Michael Frolik scores two goals in Game 2 win | 05/04/2013 12:38 AM
NewsMichael Frolik scored the Blackhawks' first two goals of the game in a 5-2 win Friday night.
ImpactTeammate Patrick Kane almost had the night's first goal five minutes into Game 2but the referees ruled he kicked the puck into the net. Frolik scored just three goals in 45 games this season but continues to be a dangerous playoff performer. The former Florida Panthers has six goals and 10 points in 13 postseason games, all with the Blackhawks.
Michael Frolik having great week | 04/01/2013 7:01 AM
NewsMichael Frolik was plus-three on Sunday.
ImpactFrolik had a big week playing alongside Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad as he had two goals and two assists in the last week to go with a plus-three rating. While his three goals and eight points in 32 games this season is nothing to write home about, with Marian Hossa on the sidelines, Frolik does have some fantasy value while replacing him.
Line change does wonders for Michael Frolik | 03/26/2013 7:05 AM
NewsAfter moving to the top line on Monday, Michael Frolik responded with a two goal, one assist effort.
ImpactFrolik replaced the injured Marian Hossa on the first unit, alongside Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad and picked up his first goal since the season opener on January 19. He will lose his job to Hossa upon his return but could be considered a short term fix for fantasy teams while on the first line in Hossa's absence.
Michael Frolik has three-point night | 03/25/2013 11:07 PM
NewsMichael Frolik potted two goals and also registered an assist in Chicago's 5-4 loss to the Kings Monday night.
ImpactRemember when Frolik was considered an outstanding prospect in 2006? Well Frolik has only 10 points in 30 games this season which means he has almost no fantasy value in any format.
Michael Frolik to see first line duty Monday | 03/25/2013 5:42 AM
NewsMichael Frolik will replace the injured Marian Hossa on the top line Monday.
ImpactMichael Frolik will line up alongside Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad Monday with Marian Hossa unlikely to go with an upper body injury. "He's been good," coach Joel Quenneville said. "His play, overall, has been very consistent. He doesn't have the production to reflect how well he's been playing. Penalty killing, 5-on-5 -- that line on that last trip was very efficient -- the finish is the one area where it'd be nice if he were a little more patient, comfortable. He's going to get some higher-quality opportunities. Don't force it. But if you're in the offensive areas, cash in." Frolik has only one goal and four points with his goal being the game winner on the opening day of the season so moving up to a scoring line and playing with Toews won't hurt his chances.
Michael Frolik is good to play Friday | 03/08/2013 2:26 PM
NewsMichael Frolik has recovered from an illness.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactFrolik missed two straight games, but should play on Friday. He has a goal and three points in 22 games this season.
Michael Frolik sick, doubtful to play Tuesday | 03/05/2013 2:28 PM
NewsMichael Frolik is sick and is doubtful to play Tuesday night.
Mark Lazerus on Twitter
ImpactFrolik has transitioned well into more of a defensive role for the Hawks this season. However, his one goal and three points through 22 games means he has almost no fantasy value in any format.
Blackhawks great on the penalty kill | 01/28/2013 8:12 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks have killed off 22 of 23 power play chances.
ImpactChicago is off to a perfect 6-0 start, the best in their history and the penalty kill has a lot to do with their success. "We didn't have much time to practice (it in training camp), but we've tried to stick with the plan: Clear the puck 200 feet and make big (PK unit) changes," Frolik said. "You want to play a high-energy PK and put the pressure on them. So far it's working." Frolik only has a goal and an assist in six games so we can't recommend him at this time.
Michael Frolik: I wasn't very good last year | 01/12/2013 10:59 AM
NewsChicago Blackhawks right winger Michael Frolik is determined to improve in the coming NHL season.
Impact"I wasn't very good last year and I know I can be better," said Frolik, who had 13 goals and 10 assists in 29 games for Chomutov in Europe during the NHL lockout. "I worked this summer, played some games in the Czech Republic; I'm in good shape but I think I can prove I can be better than last year." Frolik came to Chicago after tallying two consecutive 21-goal seasons for the Florida Panthers. He hasn't scored 21 goals in the past three seasons combined. Frolik admitted last season that he was pressing. "The more you want to score the more it kind of goes against you. I just have to try to forget that and just play the game and try to be relaxed. I just want to play like the first two years (in Florida), and even better."
|Goals||2||at Edm||Oct 1||2|
|Assists||2||vs. NJ||Oct 13||1|
|Points||2||4 times-last:vs. Min||last:Nov 23||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:at NYI||last:Nov 27||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. Min||last:Nov 23||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||29 times-last:at NYR||last:Dec 2||0|
|Power Play Points||0||29 times-last:at NYR||last:Dec 2||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||29 times-last:at NYR||last:Dec 2||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||29 times-last:at NYR||last:Dec 2||0|
|Shots||6||vs. Wsh||Oct 22||6|
|Goals||21||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Fla)|
|Penalty Minutes||43||2009-10 (Fla)|
|Power Play Goals||5||2009-10 (Fla)|
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