Michael Frolik
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Michael Frolik

Hometown:

Kladno Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-02-17

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Florida, 2011

Weight:

194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2005-06: With Kladno of the Czech Elite League in 2005-06, Michael Frolik had nine points in 48 games. Dubbed "Baby Jagr" by Czechs, Frolik has at times shown a great likeness to the fellow former Kladno star. He also represented the Czech Republic in the WJC and the World Junior U18. Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft.

2006-07: Frolik played his first season of North American hockey with the Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL). He was fourth among all rookies with a total 73 points (31 goals, 42 assists) in 52 games. He played for Team Czech Republic in the 2007 World Junior competition, tallying  4 goals and 2 assists in 6 games.

2007-08: After a somewhat rocky start to the year, Frolik racked up assists finishing with 41 — an improvement on his totals from last season. He added 24 goals. And he managed all of this on a Rimouski Oceanic squad that surrendered more goals than they scored during the season.

 

Talent Analysis

He has displayed exceptional playmaking ability along with a gifted sense for the game. His combination of agile speed and a solid shot can produce plenty of razzle-dazzle in the open ice.  He needs to get stronger to handle the size of NHL defensemen.

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