|Assets:||Is a compact winger with good zip in his skating stride and a decent shot. Can also make good plays and protects the puck well thanks to his strength and offensive know-how. Competes and is comfortable in heavy traffic areas.|
|Flaws:||Has to keep his intensity up, and his feet moving at all times in order to fulfill his defensive assignments. Is still learning positioning in the pro game and searching for game-to-game consistency. Injuries can also be an issue.|
|Career Potential:||Speedy winger with a little upside.|
|WCHA||Player of the Year||2010-11|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2010-11|
|WCHA||First All-Star Team||2010-11|
|12/02/2013||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|11/23/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/23/2013||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|3/09/2013||Missed 12 games (left knee surgery).|
|2/14/2013||Left knee surgery, injured reserve.|
|1/24/2013||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|7/01/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year contract.|
|4/08/2012||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|3/27/2012||Missed 2 games (sprained ankle).|
|3/23/2012||Sprained ankle, day-to-day.|
|2/25/2012||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|1/06/2012||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|11/08/2011||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|11/01/2011||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|4/09/2011||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|6/23/2013||Los Angeles Kings traded Jonathan Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens and a 2nd round selection in 2014 or 2015.|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round (99th overall) in 2007.|
Matt Frattn only plays 7:06 minutes | 12/08/2013 7:19 AM
NewsMatt Frattin played only 7:06 minutes on Saturday, a career low.
ImpactFrattin has not played a lot since returning from a lower body injury three games ago as he sat out four straight games. He is averaging only 8:23 minutes per game since he came back earlier in the week and with only two goals and six points in 25 games, it is impossible to recommend him in fantasy pools.
Matt Frattin returns after 4-game absence | 12/03/2013 10:33 AM
NewsMatt Frattin returned from a lower-body injury on Monday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactFrattin was sidelined for four straight contests. He had three shots on goal and logged 9:07 minutes in the Kings' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
| 12/03/2013 2:18 AM
NewsMatt Frattin returned to action on Monday December 2.
Kings not getting scoring from bottom six | 11/25/2013 7:44 AM
NewsThe Los Angeles Kings have had only one goal scored from their bottom six forwards in the last five games.
ImpactThat goal was scored by the injured Matt Frattin who scored during the power play so in fact the Kings have received no goals in that time frame in even strength situations. Frattin has two goals and six points in 22 games with a minus-seven rating. He will not play on Monday.
Matt Frattin misses Saturday's game | 11/24/2013 7:28 AM
NewsMatt Frattin sat out Saturday's game with a lower body injury suffered on Thursday.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactFrattin has only two goals and six points in 22 games with a minus-seven rating but with Trevor Lewis also out of the lineup, Dustin Brown moved to the right wing. Consider Frattin day-to-day for now as he is not slated to play on Sunday.
| 11/23/2013 9:39 AM
NewsLos Angeles forward Matt Frattin missed practice Friday, excused for what Kings coach Darryl Sutter called "maintenance."
Los Angeles Times
ImpactBut Frattin's absence could just as well have been blamed on exhaustion after he skated a season-high 17 minutes and 31 seconds in Thursday's loss. "He's supposed to produce. If he doesn't, so what?" Sutter said. "His ice time has went from not dressed to eight minutes [to] 17 minutes, based on performance. We're not babying guys. They've got to perform. And if they're banged up, even more so." Frattin has definitely been banged up, playing Thursday with a full face shield and added jaw protection after needing 14 stitches to close a wound sustained when Tampa Bay's Pierre-Cedric Labrie sliced him with a stick earlier in the week. "Based on how he played [Thursday], he should get hit in the mouth every game," Sutter joked.
Matt Frattin ends a 10-game scoring drought | 11/20/2013 9:57 AM
NewsMatt Frattin scored a goal and recorded an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win against Tampa Bay.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactFrattin ended a 10-game point drought. He has two goals and six points in 21 contests this season.
Matt Frattin scores his first goal with Kings | 10/25/2013 9:48 AM
NewsMatt Frattin scored his first goal of the season on Thursday.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactFrattin has four points in 10 games this season. He was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs over the summer as part of the Jonathan Bernier trade.
Frattin better in return from healthy scratch | 10/22/2013 6:02 PM
NewsMatt Frattin showed signs of improvement during Monday's game.
ImpactFrattin was a healthy scratch on Saturday. "I watched the first period with him, all the shifts this morning. He was much better last night," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "I know the young guys put pressure on themselves to score or think that they're not doing their job if they don't score, but if you can just show 'em the detail in the game and be smart enough to learn from that, then he gets to be better." Frattin has no goals and three assists in nine games this season.
Matt Frattin in Kings' doghouse, it appears | 10/19/2013 10:20 AM
NewsForward Matt Frattin, obtained by Los Angeles from Toronto in the Jonathan Bernier deal, is now intimately familiar with the repercussions of a couple of miscues while playing for Kings coach Darryl Sutter.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactFrattin was among the Kings who lapsed in allowing Nashville's Matt Cullen to score a first-period goal Thursday. And when a similar Predators pass got by Frattin and pressured Kings' defenders about midway through the third period, he found his ice time in the Kings' 2-1 shootout victory down to 2 minutes, 22 seconds after the second intermission. Frattin, 25, is goalless with three assists through eight games for the Kings (5-3), and his goal differential of minus-five is the worst among Kings forwards. He has only one shot on net in the past three games. Although Sutter said Friday he didn't bench Frattin for any specific reason, Frattin said it was made clear to him afterward, with an assistant coach telling him, "I can't play you if this is going to happen this late in the game and the score's 1-1."
Matt Frattin has three points in seven games | 10/16/2013 9:28 AM
NewsMatt Frattin recorded an assist in the Kings' 5-1 defeat against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.
ImpactThat gives Frattin three assists in seven games. He's worth keeping an eye on, but he's averaging just 13:36 minutes per contest.
Matt Frattin fitting in with Richards, Carter | 10/06/2013 8:22 AM
NewsMatt Frattin is fitting in nicely with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter on the Kings second line.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactFrattin plays the right wing when Richards is at center and Carter is on the left side but Frattin moves to the left wing when Carter goes to center as Richards and Carter tend to shuffle at times. If this continues, Frattin could gain left wing status as well in fantasy pools. Frattin has two assists in his first two games with a minus-two rating. Look for a 20 goal, 50 point season if he can remain on the second line in the City of Angels.
Matt Frattin poised to play on scoring line | 09/24/2013 11:22 AM
NewsMatt Frattin seems all but a lock to open the season with Jeff Carter and Mike Richards.
Impact"I think they've been really good," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "I think that we look forward to seeing 'em in the next three games, and ready to go." Frattin had seven goals and six assists in 25 contests last season while averaging 13:14 minutes per match. He's worth rolling the dice on as a late draft selection.
Frattin has big game with Carter, Richards | 09/18/2013 11:34 AM
NewsMatt Frattin has meshed well with Jeff Carter and Mike Richards in the preseason.
ImpactThe trio was a major factor in the Kings' 6-0 victory over Anaheim on Tuesday. It's too early to say if this line will even last until the start of the 2013-14 campaign, but Frattin is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
Matt Frattin projected to play on second line | 09/13/2013 11:38 AM
NewsThere's a good chance Matt Frattin will end up playing on the Kings' second line.
ImpactFrattin had seven goals and 13 points in 25 games with Toronto last season while averaging 13:14 minutes per game. You could do worse than grabbing Frattin at the end of standard league drafts.
Matt Frattin fine with shifting to left wing | 06/26/2013 10:35 AM
NewsMatt Frattin is open to shifting to the left wing as he tries to crack one of the Kings' top two lines.
Impact"I played a few games with Toronto on the left side," Frattin said. "I'm definitely comfortable over there. My strong side's my right side, but I'm just going to come to camp and just try and earn a spot. That's what everybody's going to be doing, and I'm just going to do that myself too." The Kings acquired Frattin as part of the Bernier trade. Frattin had seven goals and 13 points in 25 games last season.
GM Lombardi chased Frattin for two years | 06/24/2013 8:21 AM
NewsLos Angeles GM Dean Lombardi had been chasing Matt Frattin for a couple of years before acquiring him on Sunday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactThis seemed like the best time to try again for the power forward as Jonathan Bernier was eligible to become a restricted free agent on July 5. "The market can drop on you in a hurry. Goalies are hard to move," Lombardi said. "They're really hard to move. You're never going to get total value, but you try to get the best you can." Frattin had 13 points in 25 games last season but had seven goals in the first ten games of the season before suffering a knee injury that kept him out of action for half the season. Look for Frattin to be a top-nine forward with the Kings and score 20 goals.
Matt Frattin joins Kings forward fold | 06/23/2013 1:51 PM
NewsMatt Frattin joined Ben Scrivens and a second-round pick (2014 or 2015) in a trade package to Los Angeles in exchange for Jonathan Bernier.
ImpactAt first blush, Frattin looks like he has a big mountain to climb to earn time with the Kings. Still, with a handful of notable free agents at forward, Frattin's chances might not be so bad (though he might want to try his luck as a left-winger instead). The 25-year-old scored 13 points in 25 regular season before collecting two assists in six playoff games with Toronto in 2013.
Matt Frattin is a hitting machine | 05/11/2013 9:51 AM
NewsMatt Frattin was surprisingly physical in the Maple Leafs' Game 5 win over the Bruins.
ImpactFrattin, who is known more for his speed and his offence, tied Milan Lucic and Dion Phaneuf in hits during Game 5 with seven. We have also liked his overall game this post-season. Keep Frattin in mind next season as we see a matruing player with skill emerging here. He could be a nice sleeper in 2013-14.
Matt Frattin should play Saturday | 05/04/2013 6:41 PM
NewsMatt Frattin is projected to play in his first playoff contest on Saturday.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactFrattin had seven goals and 13 points in 25 regular season games. He's likely to play alongside Leo Komarov and Mikhail Grabovski.
Frattin and O'Byrne healthy scratches | 05/01/2013 6:54 PM
NewsBased on pre-game line rushes, Matt Frattin and Ryan O'Byrne will be healthy scratches Wednesday for Game 1.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactFrattin had a tough time of things since returning to the lineup after suffering a knee injury. He had seven goals and 13 points in 25 games but did not score after February 11.
Leafs scratch Frattin and MacArthur Tuesday | 04/17/2013 11:48 AM
NewsMatt Frattin served as a healthy scratch in Tuesday's loss to Washington.
ImpactHe hasn't scored a goal in his past 13 games and has contributed just two assists over that span. Frattin, who was enjoying a great start to the 2013 campaign, hasn't been the same since he suffered a knee injury. Clarke MacArthur joined him in the press box along with Mike Kostka and Joe Colborne.
Matt Frattin watches Mon. as healthy scratch | 03/26/2013 10:37 AM
NewsMatt Frattin was a healthy scratch for Monday's game at Boston.
ImpactHe hasn't found the back of the net in seven games since returning to the lineup from a knee injury, but perhaps sitting in the press box will help him snap out of his funk once he returns. However, it isn't clear yet if he'll get that chance Wednesday against Florida.
Matt Frattin is on a cold streak after return | 03/24/2013 10:55 AM
NewsMatt Frattin has yet to score and has just two assists since his return from injury.
ImpactFrattin registered seven goals and 10 points in his first 10 games before going down with a left knee injury in mid-February but has been on a cold streak since his return to the lineup on March 9th.
Matt Frattin to play v Pens Saturday | 03/09/2013 12:48 PM
NewsMatt Frattin will be back in the Toronto lineup against Pittsburgh Saturday night.
Jonas Siegel Twitter
ImpactHe has missed the Maple Leafs' last 12 games with a knee injury. It may take Frattin a few games to regain the scoring touch he displayed earlier in the season but if you need him, activate him.
Matt Frattin not 100%, won't play Wednesday | 03/06/2013 1:22 PM
NewsMatt Frattin (knee) won't play Wednesday.
Jonas Siegal on Twitter
ImpactHe is still isn't quite 100 percent from the procedure he underwent on his knee in mid-February. Frattin is believed to be close to returning though, but for now he is listed as day-to-day.
Leafs scratch Matt Frattin Monday | 03/05/2013 11:35 AM
NewsMatt Frattin didn't make his return to the lineup Monday night.
ImpactHe was scratched but should return soon after recovering from a knee injury. Frattin didn't participate in the pregame warmup, but he has been practicing with contact. We'll keep him as active for now and assume he was just made a healthy scratch.
Nonis calls Matt Frattin a game-time decision | 03/04/2013 3:09 PM
NewsMatt Frattin (knee) is officially being listed as a game-time decision for Monday night's game.
Mark Masters on Twitter
ImpactGM Dave Nonis said he may need another day or two before he is ready, but the Leafs have opened up a roster spot for his return by trading Mike Brown to Edmonton and he has participated in the team's past two practices. It wouldn't be surprising to see him play, as it looks like he's ready.
Matt Frattin set to return Monday for Leafs | 03/04/2013 1:58 PM
NewsMatt Frattin (knee) is projected to suit up in Toronto's lineup Monday night against New Jersey.
ImpactThe Leafs traded tough guy Mike Brown to Edmonton to open up a spot on the roster for Frattin's return. He hasn't played since Feb. 11 because of a knee injury, but had seven goals and 10 points in 10 games prior to getting hurt. He skated with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur at Monday's practice. Feel free to activate him if you normally would.
Matt Frattin cleared for contact | 03/02/2013 1:56 PM
NewsMatt Frattin was cleared for contact Saturday and will take part in Sunday mornings practice.
Mark Masters on Twitter
ImpactHe will participate with no restrictions as he seems to be over a knee injury which sidelined him for two weeks. This is great news for Frattin and Frattin owners as the late-blooming winger was having a break out start to his season.
Matt Frattin says he's about a week away | 02/26/2013 2:46 PM
NewsMatt Frattin (knee) says he feels about a week away from returning.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactFrattin still has to take contact in practice and wants to make sure his leg can handle it. The 25-year-old forward has been sidelined since undergoing surgery roughly two weeks ago and Frattin said the injury had a four-to-six-week recovery timetable. Before getting hurt, Frattin had 10 points in 10 games and once healthy could have some nice value going forward.
Matt Frattin not yet cleared for contact | 02/24/2013 4:15 PM
NewsMatt Frattin (knee) hasn't been cleared for contact yet, but it sounds like he's getting closer.
TSN's Joans Siegel on Twitter
ImpactThat's great news for the 25-year-old forward, who has 10 points in 10 games. He's obviously unlikely to connect on nearly 40 percent of his shots upon his return, but it's possible he can have nice value going forward.
Nonis: Matt Frattin likely back in 10 days | 02/19/2013 1:43 PM
NewsToronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis says Matt Frattin will likely return in roughly 10 days after undergoing surgery on his knee.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactThe injury was considered minor enough that Frattin could have played through it, but the Leafs wanted to be cautious and decided surgery was the best route. If Frattin returns under the expected timetable, he could be back in the lineup by the end of February. He has seven goals and 10 points in 10 games this season.
Matt Frattin's injury not 'a long-term thing' | 02/13/2013 5:21 PM
NewsMatt Frattin's surgical procedure on his knee was something the team decided to do now rather than wait.
Impact"He had an issue with his MCL that was corrected, it is something that has flared up and it is not something that the doctors feel is a long-term thing, but definitely have some concern," coach Randy Carlyle said. The Toronto bench boss said the ailment is probably something Frattin could have played through, but they decided to err on the side of caution and just get the problem taken care of as soon as a possible. Carlyle added: "We think he can be playing before the end of the month."
Leafs' Frattin out a week with knee injury | 02/13/2013 2:04 PM
NewsMatt Frattin is slated to miss a week due a knee injury.
Jonas Siegal on Twitter
ImpactAccording to TSN's Jonas Siegal, there is a flare-up of MCL issues that requires a procedure. Frattin underwent knee surgery last June, which caused him to miss the start of the AHL season. He has been superb since rejoining the Maple Leafs. Frattin has registered seven goals and 10 points in 10 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Matt Frattin nets fifth goal in sixth game | 02/05/2013 11:44 AM
NewsMatt Frattin netted his fourth goal in four games in Monday's loss to Carolina.
ImpactHis fifth marker in six games this campaign opened the scoring for Toronto, but the Hurricanes answered back with four goals of their own to claim the victory. Frattin has been great since being called up from the minors and currently has seven points on the year.
Matt Frattin pots GWG again for Toronto | 01/31/2013 11:46 PM
NewsMatt Frattin came up clutch for Toronto again in Thursday's 3-2 win over Washington.
ImpactAfter scoring a buzzer beater in overtime to get the Leafs a win in Buffalo, Frattin broke a 2-2 tie halfway through the third period on an impressive goal that was helped along by Nazem Kadri. Frattin has been on fire since joining the Leafs, with four goals and six points in four games. James van Riemsdyk and Nikolai Kulemin also scored for Toronto in the victory.
Matt Frattin scores in OT to lift Leafs | 01/29/2013 10:55 PM
NewsMatt Frattin scored a pair of goals Tuesday, including the overtime winner, as the Maple Leafs earned a 4-3 win over Buffalo.
ImpactThe OT tally was scored with under one second remaining in the overtime period and was a fantastic way to cap off an excellent game for Frattin, who has now collected five points in three games. Cody Franson also enjoyed a great night as he registered a goal and an assist in the victory. Jay McClement also found the back of the net for the first time this season.
Matt Frattin takes advantage of opportunity | 01/24/2013 11:14 PM
NewsMatt Frattin potted a goal and added two assists for Toronto in a 7-4 loss to the Islanders Thursday.
ImpactFrattin's spot on the roster didn't open up until Joffrey Lupul suffered a broken forearm in Wednesday's game, but the feisty winger took full advantage of the opportunity he was given. Carl Gunnarsson also recorded three points in the losing effort while Mikhail Grabvovski and Nazem Kadri tallied for the Buds.
Matt Frattin gets another shot with Leafs | 01/24/2013 2:45 PM
NewsMatt Frattin is hoping to take advantage of his latest opportunity with the Maple Leafs.
ImpactHe didn't land a roster spot with the team at training camp, but due to Joffrey Lupul's injury he has a shot at playing with Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak on the top line. "Frattin is an offensive player. He hadn't performed to the level we thought he was capable of (at camp) and now he's getting another opportunity," coach Randy Carlyle said.
Leafs promote Matt Frattin | 01/24/2013 12:07 PM
NewsMatt Frattin has been called up by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactFrattin has nine goals and 17 points in 21 AHL games this season. He's getting the nod because Joffrey Lupul suffered a forearm injury in Wednesday's contest. Keep a close eye on Frattin as he should have some fantasy value if he gets a chance to play on one of Toronto's top two lines.
Matt Frattin will not start season with Leafs | 01/18/2013 3:14 PM
NewsMatt Frattin has been returned to the AHL Toronto Marlies.
ImpactFrattin has nine goals and 16 points in 20 AHL games this season. Leafs coach Randy Carlyle expressed concerns Frattin's recent production in the minors, but he's still probably one of the first players the Leafs will turn to they need to replace an injured forward.
Matt Frattin on the bubble to make Leafs | 01/18/2013 12:03 PM
NewsMatt Frattin was once viewed as a lock to be a part of Toronto's roster for this season, but now he is on the bubble to make the club with the 2013 campaign about to start.
ImpactCoach Randy Carlyle said that Frattin has had his ups and downs at camp, which doesn't make his spot secure heading into the team's final cuts. "I know he has had an issue as far as coming back from an injury, and he came back to the American league with a bang," said Carlyle. "But I would think that the last couple of weeks in the American Hockey League haven't been goal producing, or the point production that he would like or we would expect. He wasn't able to maintain that pace. So that's where he is right now, it looks like he's in a little bit of a flat period." That flatness could result in him heading back to the minors to get his confidence back up. If he stays then he might be primed for fourth-line work.
|12/10/2013||LA||Mtl||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/19/2013||LA||Dal||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Nov 19||2|
|Assists||1||4 times-last:vs. TB||last:Nov 19||2|
|Points||2||vs. TB||Nov 19||3|
|Penalty Minutes||5||vs. Buf||Nov 7||2|
|Plus/Minus||1||2 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Oct 27||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. TB||Nov 19||0|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Nov 19||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||25 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||25 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:at Buf||last:Nov 12||3|
|Penalty Minutes||25||2011-12 (Tor)|
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