The AHL All-Star Skills Competition was held in Ontario, California, on Sunday and a new record was set in the Hardest Shot Competition.
Ontario Reign forward Martin Frk hit 109.2 MPH on the radar gun, breaking Zdeno Chara’s NHL record of 108.8 MPH set in 2012.
Martin Frk beats Zdeno Chara's hardest shot record with an insane 109.2 mph shot in the AHL skills competition pic.twitter.com/bbFuopquHj
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 27, 2020
Frk’s first shot went 104 MPH before he pummeled his second nearly 110 MPH. He was one of only two players who hit triple digits.
WE HAVE A NEW RECORD!
— AHL (@TheAHL) January 27, 2020
Frk was mobbed by his fellow AHL All-Stars before taking a lap around Toyota Arena.
According to Wikipedia, only two NHL players, Chara and Shea Weber, have ever hit 108 MPH on the radar gun during the 30 years this event has been held.
The 26-year-old Frk, a 2012 second-round pick of the Detroit Red Wings, has 20 goals and 30 points in 33 AHL games this season. Frk has played four games for the Los Angeles Kings this season and has scored three games.
Here are the full results from the Hardest Shot Competition.
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