Yakov Trenin

by niko on June 21, 2017


Yakov Trenin, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 194

Born: 1997-01-13

Hometown: Chelaybinsk, RUS

Drafted: 2015 by Nashville Predators, 55th overall






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



Fantasy Outlook: B-

Big bodied aggressive winger that will fit in the middle six of any roster. The Preds are facing the rigors of salary crunch, which might open a spot for Trenin sooner rather than later.




Trenin’s first goal as a pro.



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