Yakov Trenin

Nashville Predators
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Fantasy Summary

Two-way center with good size and upside to become a middle-six forward at the NHL level.

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 13, 1997
Height 6‘2”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 2; Overall: 55


July 2019 – Trenin maintained pace with his early play in 2018 and improved his overall game by the end of the 2018-19 season.  While the speed game still eludes Trenin, his play without the puck has become more consistent and he is showing stronger responsibility in his own end.  The 2015 draftee will be back in Milwaukee for 2020 in a pivotal year that may see him take the next step towards the main roster, or not. – Nicholas Kawka


February 2019 – Trenin has had a better sophomore campaign with the Admirals but has still been underwhelming for Milwaukee. The 22-year-old forward has 21 points in 53 games this season, improving on last season’s totals in every aspect. He is still struggling with the pace of the AHL, which is a major concern for fantasy owners. The 2019-2020 season will be very telling for his future with the organization. Matt Somma

September 2018 – Yakov Trenin had a tough rookie campaign for the Milwaukee Admirals, coming into his rookie year with considerable hype after three point-per-game seasons in the QMJHL. He seemed to struggle to adjust to the pace of the AHL, which led to a significant decrease in his point totals, finishing with just five goals and just 16 points in his first professional season. Expect Trenin to adjust further and start to return to form in 2018 after yet another off-season of training. He could be on the Predators as early as 2020. Matt Somma


June 2017 – Trenin had a busy and productive season.  He spent most of the time with Gatineau Olympiques, in the QMJHL. The Russian native improved on his scoring compared to last year’s totals. He tallied 30 goals and 67 in 54 games. Trenin played his first five games with the Admirals. He looked good, scoring a goal and adding a couple of assist during his brief stint in Milwaukee. He also took part in the Jr Super Series with Russian Selects U20 and was an important part of the Russian U20 team in the WJC tournament. A mix of skill and size, Trenin shouldn’t have much of a problem adjusting to pro hockey.  Niko Salminen

November 2016 – Trenin has continued to develop as a prospect and has added a significant amount of bulk to his pro size frame. Trenin looks like a tank or a man playing against boys in terms of his size. At 6-2 and 193 pounds he is not overly tall by league standards but is very thick. Trenin projects to be a very efficient third line centre going forward, his skating has improved significantly as he has a powerful stride and can go wide and drive the net with power. He is very strong on the boards and cycles the puck well. Trenin takes all the important draws for Gatineau and wins the majority. He could use a little aggression in his game to leverage his size and strength and his offensive vision and skills, while good at the CHL level will need to continue to improve to adjust to the increased pace at higher levels. Peter Harling

June 2015 – The Nashville Predators selected Russian winger Yakov Trenin with the 55th pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

June 2015 – Trenin spent his first year in North America in 2014-15 dressing up for the Gatineau Olympique after being a first round pick in the CHL import draft. He posted strong numbers for first years in North America adjusting to the game very quickly putting up 18 goals to go along with 49 assists in 58 games; he added three goals and eight assists in 11 playoff games. He has a powerful yet awkward stride but needs to work on his acceleration and high end speed in terms of skating. He controls the puck well but is unable to do so at speed, he has good vision and creativity which allows him to be a strong play maker. Trenin also has a hard strong shot but he doesn’t use it often enough, he also could add some mass to his frame and like many young forwards needs to work on his defensive game. Benjamin Gallant


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Traktor Chelyabinsk U17 Russia U17 26 34 45 79 12 |          
  Traktor Chelyabinsk U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 3 4 7 2 |          
  Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk MHL 22 7 7 14 12 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
 2014-2015 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 58 18 49 67 34 | Playoffs 11 3 8 11 10 
  Russia U19 (all) International-Jr 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2015-2016 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 57 26 35 61 56 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2
  Milwaukee Admirals AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 54 30 37 67 84 | Playoffs 7 3 7 10 24 
  Milwaukee Admirals AHL 5 1 2 3 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 2 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 7 2 2 4 4 |          
 2017-2018 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 44 5 11 16 16 |          
 2018-2019 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 74 14 19 33 39 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3
 2019-2020 Milwaukee Admirals AHL - - - - - |