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Martin Frk Breaks All-Time Record for Hardest Shot

With his performance at the AHL All-Star Competition, the Ontario Reign forward surpasses Zdeno Chara for the Hardest Shot

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Ontario Reign forward Martin Frk is going down in the record books.

At the 2020 AHL All-Star Skills Competition, he participated in the Hardest Shot event and recorded a blazing 109.2 miles-per-hour slap shot.

The shot beat not only the previous AHL record, but also surpassed Zdeno Chara's NHL record of 108.8, set in 2012.

"I still cannot believe that I actually beat him... because he can actually rip it," Frk said of the Bruins' veteran.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: FRK YEAH!!!! Your #AHLAllStar Hardest Shot Winner, at 109.2, is Martin Frk!!!! pic.twitter.com/CrVtA9D3dj

The players on the ice immediately mobbed Frk and showed their excitment to be a part of the historical moment.

"I knew he had it in him, I was just hoping his stick held up for him," Petersen said to Reign Insider. "I mean, that's something I see every single day in practice, so I'm glad he's getting the recognition that he deserves for how hard of a shot he actually has."

"It went perfect," Frk said of his second shot. "I didn't know what to do. I was like 'Oh my god I just did that!' Great moment for me, and special I can celebrate it in Ontario."

Tweet from @ontarioreign: The Frk���n guy himself!Hear from Martin Frk after his record-setting performance at the #AHLAllStar Skills Competition! pic.twitter.com/Kwo2dINEb2

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