The Detroit Red Wings have announced via their twitter feed that they have signed their first pick in this past draft, forward Martin Frk. Frk who was the 49th pick in the draft signed a 3-year entry level deal with the Wings.
The Red Wings liked what they saw from him during the prospect camp so they didn’t hesitate to ink the forward to a deal.
Bill Roose of Detroit Red Wings.com spoke to Kenny Holland about the decision:
“He came to camp and our guys liked him in Traverse City,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “He competes hard and has a good shot and he has one year of junior remaining and then he’s pro eligible. So based upon his age, based upon what we saw in Traverse and what our scouts have seen out of him the last couple of years, we decided to sign him to a contract.”
Frk will remain with the Halifax Mooseheads who play in the QMJHL for the next season.
According to Roose, this is the first time in 4 years that the Wings have signed a prospect during the year that they were drafted so signing Frk shows how much the Wings really like this guy. The last guy to get signed during the year he was drafted was goalie Tomas McCollum who was drafted 30th overall in 2008.
Personally I am really excited about this guy and I believe that 4-5 years down the road this guy will be a solid contributor for the Red Wings.
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