GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG S%
63 5 10 15 -10 22 0 0 0 117 4.3 Regular Season
4 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 13 15.4 Playoffs
Contract Status: signed through 2013-2014 ($2.3 million per year)
Michael Frolik has been a major disappointment during the regular season since he arrived in Chicago. He has only 9 goals in 91 regular season games with the Blackhawks. That is not good coming from a guy who scored 42 goals in his first two seasons with the Florida Panthers. To his credit, he does show up in the post season. He has 8 points (4 G, 4 A) in 11 playoff games with the Hawks. He was inserted into lineup in Game 3, due to the Andrew Shaw suspension, after being a healthy scratch in the first two games. I thought he should have been in at the start of the series despite the dreadful offensive numbers in the regular season. To Frolik’s credit, he does bring a lot to the team defensively. He was one of the best penalty killers on the team all season long. The problem is, the Blackhawks did not give Frolik a 3 year, 7 million dollar contract to be a penalty killer. The Hawks resigned him to add to the team’s scoring depth and that never happened. I predict Frolik will be moved on draft night next week to clear some cap space. Do not expect much in return for his services.
2011-2012 Final Grade: D