Matt Frattin

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Matt Frattin
Matt Frattin 1 2012-03-07.JPG
With the Leafs in 2012.
Born (1988-01-03) January 3, 1988 (age 26)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 99th overall, 2007
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2011–present

Matthew Frattin (born January 3, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). This is Frattin's second stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs having previously played for the Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL. In his senior season of college hockey he was honored as the WCHA player of the year.

Playing career[edit]

Frattin was born in Edmonton, Alberta.[1] He played junior hockey for the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the AJHL during the 2006–07 season. After playing junior hockey in Alberta he was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He then enrolled in the University of North Dakota in 2007.[2]

Frattin scored a key goal in North Dakota's playoff victory over their rival Minnesota in the 2010 WCHA playoffs.[citation needed] At the beginning of the 2010 season Frattin won the team's fitness competition after working out extensively during the off season.[2] In 2010 he also made headlines after the WCHA suspended him for one game due to a hit that he delivered against Minnesota.[3]

In the 2010–11 season Frattin was very successful, leading the NCAA Mens Division I in goals scored.[4][5][6] In his senior season Frattin scored more goals than he did in his first three seasons combined.[7] His 36 total goals was the third highest single season goal total in Division I college hockey in the previous 10 years, and the most since Minnesota's Ryan Potulny had 38 in 2005-06. He also accomplished 8 game and 9 game goal scoring streaks during the season.[8] He played a key role in North Dakota's success in the playoffs, scoring two game-winning goals in the WCHA playoffs en route to a Frozen Four appearance. He was the WCHA player of the year and was selected as a Hobey Baker Award finalist.[9][10] On April 8, 2011, Frattin signed a two-year entry level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played in his first NHL game on April 9, 2011.[11] His first NHL goal was scored on November 19, 2011 against Tomas Vokoun of the Washington Capitals.[12]

On July 1, 2012 the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Frattin to a two-year contract. [13] On June 23, 2013, Frattin was traded to the Los Angeles Kings with Ben Scrivens and a conditional second-round draft pick in exchange for goaltender Jonathan Bernier.[14] On March 5, 2014, Frattin was traded by the Kings to the Columbus Blue Jackets along with a second-round pick and a conditional third-round pick for All-Star Marian Gaborik.[15]

Frattin was traded from the Blue Jackets back to the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1st, 2014 for Jerry D'Amigo and 2015 conditional 7th round pick. [16] He was then immediately signed to a two-year contract by the Leafs.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 58 49 34 83 75 15 5 6 11 10
2007–08 U. of North Dakota WCHA 43 4 11 15 18
2008–09 U. of North Dakota WCHA 42 13 12 25 48
2009–10 U. of North Dakota WCHA 24 11 8 19 21
2010–11 U. of North Dakota WCHA 44 36 24 60 42
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 8 7 15 25
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 23 14 4 18 20 13 10 3 13 6
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 21 9 8 17 14
2012–13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 7 6 13 4 6 0 2 2 0
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 40 2 4 6 11
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 126 17 18 35 40 6 0 2 2 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 2010–11
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2010–11
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2011 [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matt Frattin". Team. Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Schlossman, Brad (December 18, 2010). "The Road to Redemption". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "WCHA suspends North Dakota forward Matt Frattin for a game after hit". NHL.com. Canadian Press. March 16, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2010-2011". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Frattin sniping from all over". Grand Forks Herald. November 26, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ Miller, Patrick (March 7, 2011). "North Dakota’s Frattin finds next gear late in turnaround season". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ Borzi, Pat (April 2, 2011). "On New Path, Leading to Frozen Four". The New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ Schlossman, Brad (April 7, 2011). "Frozen Four preview: Frattin alone in spotlight". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Frattin Named WCHA Player of the Year". WZAD. March 10, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ "UND’s Frattin a Hobey Baker Award finalist". The Dickinson Press. March 17, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ Longley, Rob (April 9, 2011). "Leaf rookies get feet wet". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/boxscore.htm?id=2011020277
  13. ^ "Leafs Sign Frattin, Hamilton & Rynnas". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  14. ^ "LEAFS ACQUIRE BERNIER FROM KINGS FOR FRATTIN, SCRIVENS, PICK". TSN. June 22, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Marian Gaborik traded to Kings". ESPN. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  16. ^ "Leads re-acquire Frattin from Blue Jackets for D'Amigo". "The Sports Network". 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  17. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marc Cheverie
WCHA Player of the Year
2010–11
Succeeded by
Jack Connolly
Preceded by
Evan Trupp
WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
2011
Succeeded by
Aaron Dell