Frattin

Matt Frattin, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 200

Born: 1988-1-3

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Drafted: 2007 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 99th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2014 - Matt Frattin's time with the Los Angeles Kings has came to an end after being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of the King's Marian Gaborik trade deadline acquisition. In 40 games with the Kings, Frattin registered two goals and six points as a depth winger. Brendan Ross

 

August 2013 – Frattin showed good growth last season in the limited schedule for the Leafs, compiling just over half a point a game. It’s hard to fathom a much more pressurized role than as an expected scorer in Toronto, but Frattin was packaged and moved as the key return player in the Jonathan Bernier trade this summer. Frattin is now expected to hold his own in a top six role amongst a bunch of players with more high-end talent than in Toronto and for a team expected to challenge for a Stanley Cup once again rather than just scratch to make the playoffs. LA is taking a large gamble in a third year player that could pay off large to his fantasy owners. Less than 40 points will be a disappointment and if he can’t haul the mail, Tanner Pearson, Nick Shore, Linden Vey, Tyler Toffoli, Brandon Kozun and Tomas Hyka would love to jump into an opportunity. Jason Banks

 

March 2013 – Frattin missed 12 games with minor knee surgery through February and early March. Since his return his ice time has increased as the Leafs look for him to provide an offensive spark, unfortunately in his last seven games he has only contributed two assists. His outlook as a player looks real good as a top-six player, but with the Leafs in a playoff position (a position they are unfamiliar with) they may look too add a forward and Frattin may spend more time in the press box as an extra forward as the Leafs will not test passing him through waivers to get to the AHL. Jason Banks

 

January 2013 – After struggling in the short training camp, Frattin was reassigned to the Marlies in the AHL. But he received a second lease of life for this season after Joffrey Lupul was placed on injury reserve for a month or more. Toronto’s depth likely means Frattin will be destine to return to the AHL upon Lupul’s return, but with a solid showing, it could force Nonis to make a trade or place another veteran on waivers like they did with Tim Connolly. Jason Banks

 

December 2012 – Since returning from injury, Frattin has been stellar. He has seven goals and nine points in eight games, with 29 shots. Many nights he has been the driving force of the Marlies’ offense. Jason Banks

 

July 2012 – Frattin updates are coming weekly in Toronto this off season. He endured himself to fans last season with 15 points with the Leafs and showing upside. He was then assigned to the Marlies to experience more pro games to fast track his development and to help a major playoff effort. He responded by scoring 10 goals and adding three assists in 13 games before being taken out while scoring an empty net goal.  His knee injury was rather serious requiring surgery and it is unknown if he will be read for training camp early on. During the off season he has been resigned to a two year contract. But lately he has been involved in trade rumors as one of the pieces in exchange for Jonathan Bernier. Because of his injury, Frattin will likely start in the AHL to get his feet under him and move back to the NHL quickly. Jason Banks

 

May 2012 – Frattin benefited from playing four seasons at NCAA powerhouse North Dakota Fighting Sioux. His biggest asset is his ability to get a quick, powerful release off, especially from the slot area. Frattin possesses great sniping traits thus he is able to back defenders off and catch goalies off guard with his shot. He isn’t afraid to work the corners and with his added strength he could fit into the Leafs’ long-term plans as he spent time both up and down in Toronto during his pro, rookie season. Russ Bitely

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Frattin moves to his third NHL club joining the Columbus Blue Jackets, however, his opportunities in Ohio should be better than they were in Los Angeles.

 

Footage:

 

Matt Frattin shows his grit in his first career NHL fight for the Leafs on 4/3/2012.

 

 

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