Matt Frattin Statistics & Scouting Report
Matt Frattin Scouting Report by Gus Katsaros and Ryan Dadoun
Frattin broke into the NHL in 2011-12 with eight goals and 15 points in 56 contests. He didnâ€™t find the back of the net until his 18th career NHL game, but he did notch a Gordie Howe hat trick against Buffalo on April 3. Frattinâ€™s greatest strength is his shot, but he was wasnâ€™t particularly imaginative with the Leafs, creating offence by shooting as often as he could. That changed when in the Calder Cup playoffs, showing an increased penchant for creativity and less shooting predictability. The 2007 fourth-round pick had 10 in 13 games (13-10-3-13) with the Toronto Marlies in the postseason. He displayed increasing creativity, which serves him well given his assets. Frattin is quick and learning to incorporate diagonal shifts to throw off defenders. Tough to contain him in one-on-one situations and he protects the puck adequately with success battling along the boards. He has understated distribution skills, capable of making brisk passes, even if his AHL â€“ and to a less extent college â€“ numbers make him look like a pure sniper. Given the extent of improvement he showed in the playoffs, his season ended abruptly with a knee injury that required surgery while potting his 13th into an empty-netter. Not as much of a lock to make the 2012-13 version of the Leafs, as the addition of James van Riemsdyk will mix up the depth charts and Nazem Kadri is ready to claim his spot on the Leafsâ€™ roster. Has shown that he could grind it out, and shoot out the lights. Which player shows up at training camp?
Matt Frattin Statistics