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Michael Frolik
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Born February 17, 1988 (1988-02-17) (age 29)
Kladno, Czech Republic
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Calgary Flames
HC Kladno
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
Winnipeg Jets
Ntl. team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2006
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2004–present

Michael Frolík (born February 17, 1988) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

AmateurEdit

Michael played two seasons in the Czech Extraliga for Rabat Kladno before being selected tenth overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.

While playing in Kladno, he was nicknamed "The Baby Jágr" due to his similar playing style and appearance to Jaromir Jagr who also played for Kladno earlier in his career. To add to his overwhelming resemblance Michael (who cites Jágr as his role model), wore #68 at the Panthers' rookie camp.

Beginning in the 2006–07 season, Michael began his North American career playing at the junior ice hockey#Major junior level for the Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

ProfessionalEdit

Michael made his NHL debut for Florida during the 2008–09 season, in which he finished with 21 goals and 24 assists for 45 points in 79 games played.

During his third season with the Panthers, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, along with goaltender Alexander Salak in exchange for Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan on February 9, 2011. He scored his first goal as a Blackhawk on March 2, 2011 against the Calgary Flames.

On April 24, 2011, he scored the first Stanley Cup playoff penalty shot in Blackhawks history against goaltender Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

On July 15, 2011, Michael signed a three-year contract extension with the Blackhawks at an annual average value at $2.333 million.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he played for Piráti Chomutov in his native Czech Republic.

On May 27, 2013, during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he scored the second post-season penalty shot goal of his career against Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the first player in NHL history to score more than one career penalty shot goal in the post-season.

Michael ultimately scored ten points in the playoffs en route to the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory over the Boston Bruins in six games.

In the subsequent off-season, on June 30, 2013, he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a third- and fifth-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

In the 2013–14 season opener on October 2, 2013 at the Rexall Place against the Edmonton Oilers, Michael scored twice in a 5–4 Winnipeg win.

On July 29, 2014, he and the Jets agreed on a one-year, $3.3 million contract. He finished with 19 goals and 23 assists on in the regular season, but he was held pointless during the Jets' four-game sweep at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

On July 1, 2015, Michael (as an unrestricted free agent) signed a five-year, $21 million contract with the Calgary Flames at an annual average value of $4.3 million.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Rabat Kladno ELH 27 3 1 4 6 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Rabat Kladno ELH 48 2 7 9 32
2006–07 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 52 31 42 73 40
2007–08 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 45 24 41 65 22 9 2 4 6 12
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 79 21 24 45 22
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 82 21 22 43 43
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 52 8 21 29 16
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 3 6 9 14 7 2 3 5 2
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 5 10 15 22 4 2 1 3 0
2012–13 Piráti Chomutov ELH 32 14 10 24 22
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 3 7 10 8 23 3 7 10 6
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 81 15 27 42 12
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 19 23 42 18 4 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Calgary Flames NHL 64 15 17 32 24
2016–17 Calgary Flames NHL 82 17 27 44 58 4 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 658 127 184 311 237 42 7 12 19 10

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2011 Slovakia
Bronze 2012 Finland
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2005 North Dakota
IIHF U18 Championships
Bronze 2004 Minsk
Bronze 2006 Halmstad
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Czech Republic WJC18 Template:Brca 2 0 0 0 0
2005 Czech Republic WJC18 4th 7 3 1 4 2
2005 Czech Republic WJC Template:Brca 7 3 1 4 0
2006 Czech Republic WJC18 Template:Brca 7 2 3 5 10
2006 Czech Republic WJC 6th 6 0 1 1 4
2007 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 4 2 6 4
2008 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 5 0 5 14
2011 Czech Republic WC Template:Brca 9 3 2 5 0
2012 Czech Republic WC Template:Brca 10 2 1 3 0
2014 Czech Republic Oly 6th 5 0 0 0 0
2016 Czech Republic WCH 6th 3 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 41 17 8 25 34
Senior totals 27 5 4 9 0

Personal LifeEdit

Michael resides with former Czech model and TV/radio personality Diana Kobzanova. His daughter Ella was born in December 2014.

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