Jets' Frolik well on way to earning raise

Forward Michael Frolik takes part in the fastest skater event during the 2013 Winnipeg Jets skills...

Forward Michael Frolik takes part in the fastest skater event during the 2013 Winnipeg Jets skills competition at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Man., on Wed., Dec. 18, 2013. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

Ken Wiebe, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:13 PM ET

VANCOUVER - Michael Frolik wasn't the highest-profile addition to the Winnipeg Jets during the off-season.

That distinction belongs to former 30-goal scorer Devin Setoguchi.

However, as the Jets get set to face the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday at Rogers Arena, Frolik has been one of the most consistent players on the roster to this point.

Brought in to bolster the Top-9 forwards, Frolik has worked his way onto what has been a productive second line, skating alongside Evander Kane and rookie Mark Scheifele.

Frolik, who played more of a checking-line role with the Chicago Blackhawks the past two seasons and change, has shown his versatility since his arrival.

But after easing him into the mix, Jets head coach Claude Noel has been leaning on Frolik more heavily, providing him with more ice time and responsibility.

 


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