Feb 21, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Michael Frolik (67) lines up before a face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Jets 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Right Wing: Michael Frolik (2014-2015 cap hit: $1.9m)
Frolik was drafted 10th overall by the Florida Panthers in 2006, and while not the superstar scorer a top-10 pick usually should be, he’s consistently been a solid player, save for his time in Chicago where he couldn’t quite fit in to their style of play. He’s quietly scored 42 points in each of his last 2 seasons with the Jets, missing only one game total in both years. In that time span, Frolik has only 30 PIMs, which is a great asset for someone that can find the back of the net.
Even if Martin St. Louis comes back for one more season at a (big) discount, looks for his role to be diminished, and Frolik could possibly be that guy to take over top 6 minutes. With Rick Nash and Stepan or Brassard and Mats Zuccarello as his linemates, Frolik would blossom and would be a great addition to the lineup.
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