Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara held hockey’s record for hardest striven 8 years; he released a 108.8 miles per hour slap shot at the 2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition. On Sunday, AHL forward Martin Frk bested that number.
Frk is presently utilized by the Los Angeles Kings, however he has actually played much of this season for their AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign. His outstanding season with the farm group (30 points in 33 video games) made him a location in the AHL’s All-Star Weekend in Ontario, Calif., and a chance to take part in the minors’s own hardest shot contest.
When his chance came, Frk revealed the world that his slap shot is more than deserving of the NHL. He hammered the puck 109.2 miles per hour to set an expert record, sending out the home town crowd at Toyota Arena into a craze.
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To put this in viewpoint: Chara, who took the 108.8 miles per hour shot in 2012, stands 6-9 and weighs 250 pounds. Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber, who won this weekend’s NHL Hardest Shot competitors (1065 miles per hour), is 6-3 and weighs229 Frk is 6-1, 205, and he bested the highest gamer in NHL history by 0.4 miles per hour.
The AHL’s Western Conference eventually won the abilities competitors, which resembles the NHL’s, 18-15 The AHL All-Star Challenge will be played Monday.
The Kings signed Frk, 26, as a totally free representative last July.