BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 28: Martin Frk #5 of the Czech Republic checks Erick Gudbranson #5 of Canada during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Canada and the Czech Republic at the HSBC Arena on December 28 2010 in Buffalo New York. Canada won 7-2. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

2012 NHL Draft: Red Wings Sign 2nd-Round Pick Martin Frk

The Red Wings have inked second-round pick Martin Frk to an entry-level contract.

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Red Wings Sign Martin Frk To Three-Year Deal

Martin Frk, the Red Wings' second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, has signed a three-year entry-level deal, according to the Red Wings' official Twitter account.

Frk, 19, was taken No. 49 overall. According to HockeysFuture.com, the Czech Republic native was the leading scorer in the Czech U20 Extraliga, tallying 28 goals and 30 assists in 41 games.

The Red Wings, who didn't have a first-round pick in this year's draft, say they are high on Frk. From the Detroit Free Press:

"We're excited about him," said Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill. "He's one of Czech's top players. He had a tough year last year with injuries, but as an under-ager he was one of the top players at world juniors. Heavy body. Very competitive and he's got some good skills."

Frk suffered a concussion last season during a preseason game, but Nill said that unless it becomes a recurring issue, it's not something the team is worried about.

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NHL Draft Results: Red Wings Select Rasmus Bodin With 200th Pick

With the 200th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected forward Rasmus Bodin. He is a big player from Sweden who is listed as being 6-foot-6 and 207 pounds, and he is the final player the Red Wings selected in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Bodin played for Östersunds IK in Sweden last season. In the J18 Elit division, he scored nine goals and had 17 assists for 26 points in 29 games. In Division 1, Bodin had three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 20 games.

The Red Wings have certainly had success with Swedish players in the past, especially later in the draft. Just look at Henrik Zetterberg, who was the 210th overall pick in 1999. Let's hope years from now we're talking about Bodin and the 200th overall pick as an example of a steal for the Red Wings.

Here's a look at all six of the Red Wings' 2012 NHL Draft picks:

Round 2 (49) - RW Martin Frk

Round 3 (80) - G Jake Paterson

Round 4 (110) - C/LW Andreas Athanasiou

Round 5 (140) - D Michael McKee

Round 6 (170) - D James De Haas

Round 7 (200) - C/LW Rasmus Bodin

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NHL Draft Results: Red Wings Select James De Haas With 170th Pick

The Detroit Red Wings' fifth pick on Saturday was another defenseman. For the second straight round, the Red Wings went with defense, this time selecting James De Haas.

De Haas, who is from Ontario, has played in Toronto the past three seasons. In 2011-12, he was with the Toronto Lakeshore of the OJHL. He scored 10 goals and had 19 assists for 29 points in 45 games. The two seasons before that, he was with the Toronto Marlboros of the GTHL.

Here's the rundown on the Red Wings' picks so far:

Round 2 (49) - RW Martin Frk

Round 3 (80) - G Jake Paterson

Round 4 (110) - C/LW Andreas Athanasiou

Round 5 (140) - D Michael McKee

Round 6 (170) - D James De Haas

The Red Wings' final pick of the draft will be the 200th overall selection (in the seventh round).

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NHL Draft Results: Red Wings Select Michael McKee With 140th Pick

The Detroit Red Wings have selected their first defenseman of the 2012 NHL Draft. After going with forwards Martin Frk and Andreas Athanasiou and goalie Jake Paterson earlier in the draft, the Red Wings selected defenseman Michael McKee in the fifth round with the 140th overall pick.

McKee, who is listed at 6-foot-4, is committed to play hockey at Western Michigan. He is from Ontario and played for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL in 2011-12. In 59 games for the Stars, he had two goals and 17 assists for 19 points. A season earlier, he played for Kent School in Connecticut and recorded eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 27 games.

With the McKee pick now made, the Red Wings have only two picks remaining: the 170th and 200th overall selections.

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NHL Draft Results: Red Wings Select Andreas Athanasiou With 110th Pick

The Detroit Red Wings' fourth-round pick is in. With the 110th overall selection, the Red Wings picked Andreas Athanasiou, a forward from the London Knights of the OHL. He is the second forward the Red Wings have drafted, as they took right-winger Martin Frk in the second round of the draft earlier on Saturday.

Athanasiou, who is from London, appeared in 63 games for his hometown team last season. He scored 22 goals and had 15 assists for 37 points. A season earlier, he had 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points in 57 games.

The Red Wings have now made three picks so far on the second day of the draft. In addition to Frk and Athanasiou, they also selected goalie Jake Paterson on Saturday.

The Red Wings' next selection is the 140th overall pick of the draft (in the fifth round).

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NHL Draft Results: Red Wings Select Jake Paterson With 80th Pick

After going offense by selecting Martin Frk with the 49th overall pick, the Detroit Red Wings came back with the 80th overall pick and used it on goalie Jake Paterson.

Paterson is from Ontario and has been playing hockey in Michigan with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. Last season, he played in 42 games and had a goals against average of 3.42 and a save percentage of 0.904. He had one shutout during the 2011-12 season. A season earlier, he appeared in only five games with Saginaw and had a GAA of 2.97 and a save percentage of 0.907.

The Red Wings obviously don't have a hole at goalie with Jimmy Howard set to be their starter for the foreseeable future, but it never hurts to add some depth for the future.

The Red Wings will go back on the clock with the 110th overall pick (fourth round).

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NHL Draft Results: Red Wings Select Martin Frk With 49th Pick

The Detroit Red Wings had a pretty boring first day of the 2012 NHL Draft. They didn't have a first-round pick, and they weren't involved in any draft-day trades. Their first-rounder was traded away last season for defenseman Kyle Quincey, so they had to wait until the second day for their first pick of 2012.

On Saturday, in the second round of the draft, the Red Wings used their first pick (the 49th overall selection) to select Martin Frk, a right-winger from the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads. Frk is from the Czech Republic and is a 6-foot-0, 198-pound forward.

Frk has been with Halifax the past two seasons. In 2010-11, he played in 62 games and recorded 22 goals and 28 assists for 50 points. Last season, he had 16 goals and 13 assists for 29 points in only 34 games played. He also scored five goals and had 11 assists in 17 playoff games this past season.

Barring a trade, the Red Wings will go back on the clock with the 80th overall pick. They also are currently scheduled to use the 110th, 140th, 170th and 200th overall picks.

For more perspective on the Red Wings' picks, check out Winging It In Motown. For more on the 2012 NHL Draft, check in with SB Nation Detroit's StoryStream and SB Nation's NHL hub.

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