Bruins Prospect Frederic Shines In Overtime Loss

(Brighton, MA 07/07/17) #57 Trent Frederic jumps over a rope during Bruins development camp at the Warrior Ice Arena. Friday, July 7, 2017. Staff photo by John Wilcox.

By: Mark Allred                     Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

The Wisconsin Badgers snapped a three-game winning streak last night with a 5-4 overtime loss to the hands of the Northern Michigan Wildcats. The Badgers will try to seek redemption today as both teams are set to face each other at 5pm CT. Although the second loss in six games was tough, the efforts of Boston Bruins forward prospect Trent Frederic cannot go unmentioned.

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Frederic, a 6′-3″ 215-pound St. Louis, Missouri native was selected with the 29th pick in the 2016 National Hockey League entry-draft and is currently playing in his sophomore year with the Badgers contributing seven points in six games this season and is riding a three-game point streak going 3-1-4 during that time. His longest career NCAA  Men’s Hockey point streak was in his freshman year when he had points in eight straight games during the 2016-17 season.

Below are clips of Frederic’s two-goal effort from last night which was a 2017-18 season high for him.

First Period – Frederic ties the score at one with his third goal of the season assisted by Peter Tischke and Matt Ustaski at 14:39

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Third Period – Frederic once again there to tie the score at four and forcing the Wildcats to overtime with his fourth goal of the year with the lone assist to Ryan Wagner at 17:50

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Trent is on track to pass his career high of 33 points in 30 games last year where he missed some time with an upper-body injury, so if he remains healthy for the remainder of the season, I can definitely see him passing his 15-18-33 numbers as he continues to develop under the guidance of former NHL player and now Badgers Head Coach Tony Granato.

 

Bruins Prospect Frederic Adjusting Well At Wisconsin

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Above Photo Credit:  Wisconsin Athletics

By Mark Allred   Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

When the Boston Bruins selected forward Trent Frederic in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from Buffalo, New York, It wasn’t the most popular pick for B’s fans and some popular hockey personalities alike. It would seem that Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney and scouting staff weren’t drafting the best available players in the past two seasons, but addressing positional needs for opportunities that might come sooner than expected.

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Frederic, who start the 2016-17 season as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin is playing well in his first year of NCAA Division 1 hockey in the Big Ten Conference. The 19-year-old St. Louis, Missouri native has appeared in 19 games this season and has contributed 10-15-25 numbers which are second on the Badgers team three points behind leading Luke Kunin who has 28.

The 6′-2″ 201-pound center is learning all aspects of the collegiate game but has been impressive in the special team’s department ranking him second on the team with five power play goals and second with one shorthanded goal. A very well positioned center is gaining valuable experience every game and getting high praise from many scouts and hockey writers covering the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey ranks. Frederic is currently on a three-game point streak where he’s posted 3-4-7 numbers and has produced 13 points in his last ten games (5-8-13).

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Badgers Head Coach and former National Hockey League forward Tony Granato had this to say about the skill forward and his progression in his first year of college hockey.

Granato said “For a 19-year-old kid, he’s just a remarkable hockey player,” Granato said. “He’s a competitor. He wants to get better — he’s hungry to get better. He’s a sponge for absorbing information on what he needs to do.”

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This is all good news for a developing player as he rises through the developmental leagues to the NHL and is projected to be a third-line center in the future. The depth at that particular position is seemingly stacked but if the young Frederic plays a full NCAA career at Wisconsin and doesn’t leave school early, he could be very well on track to be a bottom six or even top six forward to a Bruins team looking to rely heavily on youth in the next couple seasons.

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The number six ranked Badgers have nine games remaining in the regular season starting tonight when they play host against the surprisingly good Penn State Nittany Lions. Puck drops at 7:07 this evening from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Last night the Badgers lost to Penn State by the score of 6-3 in front of the home crowd and look to change the outcome of tonight’s event.

 

Bruins Prospect Trent Frederic Injured In Practice

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By: Mark Allred  ( @BlackAndGold277 )

According to Todd D. Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin Badgers forward and Boston Bruins 2016 first round draft pick Trent Frederic was injured in a practice session held yesterday (Thursday, November 17, 2016) morning at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Badgers head coach, and former long-time NHL player Tony Granato confirmed that the first-year collegiate player will miss this weekend’s series against Merrimack College and could miss more time with an upper-body injury.

Frederic’s played in eight games this season and had contributed 10 points (4-6-10) which have him tied for the team lead with Grant Besse (3-7-10) who’s played in seven games. The 18-year-old center from St. Louis, Missouri has been a key player on special teams leading the Badger team in power-play goals (3) and shorthanded goals (1).  The 6′-2″ 201-pound forward is also tied for the team lead in shots with 25.