Michael Frolik Traded To The Winnipeg Jets

By Keith Schultz

Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Michael Frolik (67) hoists the Stanley Cup after game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Blackhawks won 3-2 to win the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

Dave Bolland scored the 2013 Stanley Cup winner, and Michael Frolik collected one of the assists when his deflection went off the post that Bolland knocked in to the net. Now almost as fast as that goal took place after Bryan Bickell scored the game tying goal both Bolland and Frolik are former Blackhawks.

Michael Frolik was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for picks 74 and 134 in the 2013 draft. Frolik came to Chicago in 2011 in exchange for Jack Skille. Frolik was a 20 goal scorer for the Florida Panthers, but he never had that kind of scoring touch in Chicago.

Frolik did become a valuable part of one of the best penalty kill units in the NHL in 2013 along with Marcus Kruger who also played valuable 4th line minutes for most of the season which gave Coach Quenneville for most of the season the ability to roll four lines.

The Frolik trade does save the Blackhawks $2.3 in salary cap for this years restricted and unrestricted free agents.  If you include the Bolland trade the Hawks in two moves have cut $5.5 million in contracts for 2013-2014.

Frolik’s career in Chicago ends with 11 goals 23 assists and 1 Stanley Cup.

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