Trent Frederic

Aaron Vickers

A University of Wisconsin commit for next season, two-way center Frederic was the second-line center for the NTDP U18s this season. The big power center displays a smooth, yet powerful, stride in transition and remains balanced on his feet while in the offensive zone. Frederic often shows his power game by opting to dump the puck deep into the offensive zone before following it in to deliver a check on the puck-retrieving defender. He plays a tough game and seems to enjoy the physical side of the game. Frederic plays hard in the corners, laying big hits to create turnovers. His physicality does get him into some penalty trouble though. Listed at 6-foot-2, he takes up a lot of space in front of the net in the offensive zone and goes there regularly. He is not all brawn as he has the ability to make defenders miss solely with his stickhandling ability entering the zone, before getting off a strong, accurate shot on net. Frederic is good at faceoffs and he does everything a coach could ask for: blocking shots, covering his man tight and getting his stick into lanes in his own zone. He gets the puck to the net from anywhere in the offensive zone by creating space with his stickhandling ability and size. He will help his future teams in the offensive end, and can be trusted in the back end as well. We see him transitioning nicely into the professional game; with his offensive skill, he will help any team with point production as a second- or third-line, two-way guy.   (May 2015)