It was the first time in the last four years that the Wings have inked a prospect in his draft year.
Frk, who was drafted with the 49th overall pick, will return to Halifax to play in his third season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
“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 still acknowledges that he needs to improve in some areas.
“For sure, play better defense and be a better skater,” he said. “And trying not to look too much for other guys (to pass to) because I think I have a great shot, so using my shot more.”