When Matt Frattin left North Dakota in 2011, he was a can't-miss NHL prospect and a Hobey Baker finalist -- college hockey's Heisman Trophy.But it's never easy to make it in the NHL, and it's even harder when a player suffers a knee injury the way Frattin did in his first pro season. The once-heralded prospect became a trade piece, and over the course of 14 months, he was sent to...
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
LAST SEASON: 38-6-8, 84 points, finished 12th in the East and missed the playoffs.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, fifth season with the Leafs, 343-244-77.
ADDED: RW Matt Frattin, C Leo Komarov, D Roman Polak, D Stephane Robidas, C Mike Santorelli.
LOST: C Dave Bolland, D Tim Gleason, D Carl Gunnerson, C Jay McClement, RW Nikolai Kulemin, LW Mason Raymond.
PLAYER TO WATCH...
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October 01, 2014
Columbus, OH -- On July 1, 2014, right wing Jerry D'Amigo's world took a turn towards Ohio. On that day, he was traded to the Blue Jackets by the Toronto Maple Leafs along with a 7th round pick in the 2015 Draft for forward Matt Frattin.
D'Amigo, from Binghamton, New York, was drafted by the Maple Leafs in the 2009 Entry Draft (round 6, 158 overall). Prior to being drafted he spent...
Jerry D’Amigo was part of the trade that sent Matt Frattin back to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was signed to a one-year two-way contract on Tuesday. A two-way contract means that D’Amigo can play for either the Columbus Blue Jackets or their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates the Springfield Falcons.
Last season he appeared in 22 games for the Maple Leafs. He recorded...
#460028337 / gettyimages.comMatt Frattin's Maple Leaf teammate Jake Gardiner just inked a five-year, 20.25 million dollar contract. Jake Gardiner has signed a $20.25M, five-year extension with the #leafs. Gives him a $4.05M AAV.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 29, 2014
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By Tony Ambrogio
Is Dave Nonis in denial? Does he REALLY think the 2012-13 Maple Leafs – a team that blew THAT lead against Boston – should be in some way reunited?
Or is he just going with guys he has a history with, knowing they can’t get the job done and will at the end of the day miss the playoffs making it possible – POSSIBLE...
Despite the trade for Matt Frattin, this is the first move for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they’ve signed defenseman Stephane Robidas to a three-year deal worth $3 million per season. Robidas, 37, was taken in the seventh round in 1995 by the Montreal Canadiens. He’s played for a total of five teams over his career, the majority of it [...]
The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Jerry D’Amigo and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Frattin. D’Amigo appeared in 22 games with Toronto last season, recording one goal, two assists and three points with the Maple Leafs. Frattin, on the other hand, was already apart of the Leafs before [...]
A little blue bird sent me this video. I predict that you won't see any hits like this during the 2014 Frozen Four. My neck and back hurt just watching that video. This was one of the most violent hits I have ever seen.Related articlesLA Kings Matt Frattin fights Tyler Myers after a legal hit
MINNEAPOLIS -- When the University of Minnesota hockey team left the WCHA conference to join the Big Ten this season, the biggest fear among Gophers fans was the loss of their longtime rivalries.
In particular, it meant that fierce rivals Minnesota and North Dakota would no longer play each other on a regular basis.
During the Gophers' first season in the new six-team Big Ten Conference...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Only hours before the NHL trade deadline, the surging Kings showed that they intend to keep this surge with a handful of transactions to improve the the club both immediately and in the future.
The biggest name of the day was Marian Gaborik, who will come to Los Angeles from Columbus in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, a second-round and a conditional third...
The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a deal that defies logic, and common sense. Given the price the Kings paid for Gaborik, they could have done better, for the same output.By giving up Matt Frattin, a second round pick, and a conditional third round pick, the Kings could have come up with a better fit for their roster than Gaborik...
It was time for the Blue Jackets and Marian Gaborik to part ways, so Blue Jackets general manager Jarko Kekalainen moved the 32-year-old winger out west.
Gaborik was sent to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Matt Frattin, a second-round pick and third-round pick Wednesday before the NHL trade deadline.
Kekalainen addressed the deal at a press conference: "You can have a big name...
For the second straight NHL trade deadline day, Slovakian sniper Marian Gaborik has been traded. The Los Angeles Kings acquired Gaborik today in exchange for depth forward Matt Frattin and two conditional draft picks. Puck-rakers: #CBJ trade RW Marian Gaborik…Read more →The post Los Angeles Kings acquire sniper Marian Gaborik appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings, hoping to mirror the success they had from their last big trade-deadline deal with Columbus, bolstered their offense by acquiring former scoring whiz Marian Gaborik from the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
The Blue Jackets got right wing Matt Frattin and two conditional picks, most likely a second-round pick and also a third-rounder if the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Los Angeles Kings have acquired veteran goal-scorer Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Blue Jackets get right wing Matt Frattin and a second-round pick in the 2014 draft, plus a conditional third-rounder if the Kings win their first-round playoff series or re-sign Gaborik.
The 32-year-old Gaborik will be a free agent after the season. He was...
The Kings dealt Matt Frattin and two draft picks to Columbus for three-time All-Star right wing Marian Gaborik just a few hours before the NHL trade deadline passes.
Limited to just 22 games so far this season because of a collarbone injury, Gaborik, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, has six goals and eight assists.
Also on Wednesday, the Kings acquired defenseman...
The Los Angeles Kings hope they’ve acquired what they hope will put them over the edge and give them the extra offense they need, acquiring winger Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for winger Matt Frattin, a second-round draft pick and a conditional third-round pick. The Blue Jackets will also retain half of Gaborik’s remaining salary this [...]
The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Edmonton Oilers forward Linus Omark for a 6th round pick (conditional). Omark, turning 27 in 2 months, was drafted in the 94th overall in the 4th round of the 2007 NHL Draft by the Oilers, two picks before Kings forward Matt Frattin, and two picks after Kings defenseman Alec Martinez. In 66 NHL games, all [...]