With the Leafs in 2012.
January 3, 1988 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||99th overall, 2007
Toronto Maple Leafs
Matthew Frattin (born January 3, 1988) is a Canadian ice hockey forward. He currently plays with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round (99th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. In his senior season of college hockey he was honored as the WCHA player of the year.
Frattin was born in Edmonton, Alberta. 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 4th round (99th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He then enrolled in the University of North Dakota in 2007.
In July 2009, he was briefly detained by police after allegedly throwing a kitchen table from a garage at 3 AM. He later stated that in his first years at North Dakota his play suffered due to the amount of time he spent partying. He was released from the team in August 2009 after being arrested for driving under the influence. Though he almost left college to play professionally, Frattin decided to stay at North Dakota even though he had lost his athletic scholarship. He took one semester off from school and worked two jobs in Edmonton. He worked at his father's two Italian bakeries and for a concrete company run by a family friend. Frattin returned to the team in December 2009 and was later found not guilty of all charges. He is very close to his North Dakota teammates, many of whom consider him to be a notorious prankster. Several of his teammates have also applauded his humble attitude after returning to North Dakota.
Frattin scored a key goal in North Dakota's playoff victory over their rival Minnesota in the 2010 WCHA playoffs. At the beginning of the 2010 season Frattin won the team's fitness competition after working out extensively during the off season. In 2010 he also made headlines after the WCHA suspended him for one game due to a hit that he delivered against Minnesota.
In the 2010–11 season Frattin was very successful, leading the NCAA Mens Division I in goals scored. In his senior season Frattin scored more goals than he did in his first three seasons combined. 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. 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. 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. His first NHL goal was scored on November 19, 2011 against Tomas Vokoun of the Washington Capitals.
On July 1, 2012 the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Frattin to a two-year contract. 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. Frattin started well with the Kings but has since picked up an injury.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||25||7||6||13||4||6||0||2||2||0|
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- Schlossman, Brad (December 18, 2010). "The Road to Redemption". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- Borzi, Pat (April 2, 2011). "On New Path, Leading to Frozen Four". The New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
- "North Dakota dismisses Frattin". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 19, 2009. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
- Augustoviz, Roman (April 4, 2011). "How Leafs prospect Matt Frattin turned his life around". The Toronto Star. Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
- "Frattin Aquitted [sic] on DUI Charge". WDAZ. February 2, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
- Magill, Justin (April 5, 2011). "Sioux-per Friends". College Hockey News. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
- "WCHA suspends North Dakota forward Matt Frattin for a game after hit". NHL.com. Canadian Press. March 16, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
- "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2010-2011". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
- "Frattin sniping from all over". Grand Forks Herald. November 26, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- Miller, Patrick (March 7, 2011). "North Dakota’s Frattin finds next gear late in turnaround season". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- Schlossman, Brad (April 7, 2011). "Frozen Four preview: Frattin alone in spotlight". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
- "Frattin Named WCHA Player of the Year". WZAD. March 10, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
- "UND’s Frattin a Hobey Baker Award finalist". The Dickinson Press. March 17, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
- Longley, Rob (April 9, 2011). "Leaf rookies get feet wet". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
- "Leafs Sign Frattin, Hamilton & Rynnas". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
- "LEAFS ACQUIRE BERNIER FROM KINGS FOR FRATTIN, SCRIVENS, PICK". TSN. June 22, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
- "Los Angeles Kings Matt Frattin, Lower-Body Injury".
- Matt Frattin's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Matt Frattin's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Matt Frattin's Maple Leafs profile
- Matt Frattin on Twitter
|Awards and achievements|
|WCHA Player of the Year
|WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament