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Bruins sign Trent Frederic to entry-level contract

Ty Anderson
March 13, 2018 - 4:57 pm

While all eyes will remain fixated on the future of Bruins prospect and NCAA stud Ryan Donato, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney took care of the club’s other top NCAA prospect Tuesday, signing forward Trent Frederic to a three-year entry-level contract.

In just his second college season, Frederic served as alternate captain for Wisconsin in 2017-18, leading the Badgers with 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points in 36 games. But Frederic also earned a bronze medal with Team USA during his time away from Wisconsin at the 2018 World Junior Championship, where he tallied five goals (second-most on team and tied for fifth among all tournament skaters) in seven games.

The 6-foot-3 center was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2016-17 after pacing the Badgers with 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 points in 30 games (and in doing so became the first Wisconsin player to earn the honor since Dany Heatley in 1999).

A St. Louis native (who actually went to high school with the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum), Frederic was drafted by the Bruins with the 29th overall pick in 2016, which the club acquired as part of the trade that sent goaltender Martin Jones to San Jose.

Frederic will join the Providence Bruins on an amateur tryout agreement for the rest of the 2017-18 season before his contract officially begins in 2018-19.

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