Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scouting Report: Matt Frattin

Matt Frattin made his NHL debut in the final game of the season in April and will take part in the Leaf rookie camp and tournament that begins Saturday in Oshawa.

Matt Frattin played defense for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux for almost 3 season. The Leafs selected him in round 4 (#99 overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. During his junior year at UND he was arrested for DUI, Frattin was removed from the team and his scholarship revoked. He returned to school the following year and paid his own way and was now playing the wing. He scored 36 goals and 60 points in just 44 games.

Frattin uses his excellent shot with a quick, hard release that often catches goalies off guard. He has a stocky build at 6`1 and 206 pounds. He is not afraid to do the dirty work in the corners, but is very effective at the edge of the crease. His added strength over his four NCAA years has strengthened his skating ability and has a chance at making the Leafs in a checking role. He has an advantage over the other rookies because of his age (23) in that he has physically matured more than his fellow rookies.

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