Trent Frederic

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

Frederic possesses the size, tenacity, and defensive awareness to be an effective role player for any team. Offensively, he uses his size effectively to shield the puck and generate scoring chances, but he likely tops out as a defensively responsible middle-six center in the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 11, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 29

Observations

September 2019 – Frederic will be among a handful of players that have a legitimate chance to make the NHL roster out of training camp this year. He should not be considered a front-runner, and would likely not hold much immediate fantasy value if he cracks the lineup as he would be buried on the team’s depth chart. The more likely scenario is that Frederic spends most of the upcoming campaign in Providence, further developing his game and earning sporadic NHL playing time as an injury replacement. Chris Mazza

 

April 2019 – Frederic finished his first full pro season with 14 goals and 25 points through 55 AHL games, combined with a taste of NHL action in 15 scoreless contests. He managed a hat trick in his second-last game of the season, which he will hope fuels a solid playoff performance for Providence. The responsible center is buried on the Bruins depth chart, and will likely need another year of seasoning in the minors before pushing for consistent NHL playing time. Chris Mazza

 

March 2019 – Frederic has zero points through 12 NHL games this season. He has seen an average of under nine minutes of ice time, mostly in a third-line role with varying linemates. On the bright side, the former first-round pick has chipped in 15 shots, 16 hits and has won 53% of his faceoffs, showing that he is capable of contributing across multiple categories, even with limited ice time. After spending the last month in the AHL, Frederic was recalled by Boston on March 12 on an emergency basis. He will be back in the minors before long, where he should be a key factor in Providence’s push for the playoffs. Chris Mazza

 

February 2019 – Frederic was recalled by Boston and made his presence felt in his NHL debut with two shots on goal, two hits and a fight in under ten minutes played. He was having a difficult offensive season in the AHL, but the year 2019 has certainly been kind to the former first-round pick as he has managed nine points through 11 games since the beginning of January. This strong stretch of play earned him a spot in Boston alongside David Backes and Danton Heinen. It may not be a long stay in the NHL, but Frederic is capable of making an impact in all three zones and has an outside shot at securing the role as Boston’s third-line center. Chris Mazza

 

December 2018 – Frederic has six goals and zero assists through 16 AHL games this season. He is actually on a weaker offensive pace than he was last year, which is disappointing considering that he was close to securing an NHL roster spot in October. He suffered an upper-body injury that kept him sidelined for most of November but managed to score in his first game back. With Boston struggling to find a replacement for the injured Patrice Bergeron, Frederic might soon be summoned to make his NHL debut. Chris Mazza

 

October 2018 – Frederic was sent down to Providence as one of Boston’s final cuts during training camp. He was locked into a battle for the third-line center position, which was ultimately claimed by Sean Kuraly. He should see plenty of ice time in the AHL, and his defensive awareness will likely make him one of Boston’s first call-ups in case of injury or poor play by someone currently on the roster. Chris Mazza

 

January 2018 – In his sophomore season at Wisconsin his offensive production has dipped somewhat but Frederic is sporting an A on his jersey as he has a larger role with the team. Frederic was also named to the USA World Junior team where he helped them capture the Bronze Medal with a hat-trick in the Bronze Medal game displaying his offensive upside. – Peter Harling

 

June 2017 – Frederic had a successful season for the University of Wisconsin. Scoring 15 goals and adding 18 assists in 30 games played, Trent showed some fantastic offensive prowess after some questioned his draft position at 29th overall. Frederic is a big forward and he plays hard. Growing up, Frederic idolized David Backes and Boston hopes to have a player here with similar impact. Frederic will probably not make his way to the Bruins this season but he looks to be a fine addition to the Bruins middle depth for the near future. Mike Drover 

June 2016 – In a surprising move to some, the Bruins took Frederic near the end of the first round in the 2016 entry draft. Frederic has good size for his age and possesses some silky smooth mitts, which he’s shown off for the U.S. National U17 and U18 teams. Frederic’s stickhandling and shooting abilities led him to a 20-20 season for the U.S. National Team last year and to a seven-point performance in as many games during the World Junior Championship. Frederic is a responsible two-way player and can be an effective penalty-killer for the Bruins in the future. Frederic projects as a future mid-line forward in the NHL but will need to continue to work on his skating to be effective. It seems as though the Bruins are looking for a David Bolland-type player with this pick. Michael Drover


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 St. Louis Jr. Blues QC Int PW 4 7 1 8 2 |          
 2013-2014 St. Louis AAA Blues U16 T1EHL U16 37 11 19 30 30 |          
 2014-2015 USNTDP Juniors USHL 35 3 2 5 30 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 55 5 9 14 42 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 1 0 1 4 |          
 2015-2016 USNTDP Juniors USHL 23 4 10 14 23 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 20 20 40 73 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 4 3 7 4 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 30 15 18 33 32 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 36 17 15 32 26 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 13 5 3 8 11 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 5 0 5 2 |          
 2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 15 0 0 0 15 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 55 14 11 25 67 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
 2019-2020 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 21 2 8 10 54 |          

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