The Bruins announced Thursday that they have re-signed 23-year-old forward Trent Frederic to a two-year deal worth up to $1.05 million per year.
Since joining the team in 2019, the 6-foot-2 forward has played in 59 games. Frederic played in a career-high 42 games for the Bruins in 2020-21 and registered five points, although he didn’t appear in one playoff game. Frederic also led the team in penalty minutes with 65 which ranked ninth overall in the NHL.
Frederic spent most of his career playing in the minor leagues, accumulating 65 points in 127 games played for the Providence Bruins from 2018-20. 2020-21 turned out to be the first season where Frederic didn’t play a single game for Providence.
Frederic was drafted in the first round (29th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft out of the University of Wisconsin. In that same round just 15 picks earlier, the Bruins selected standout defenseman Charlie McAvoy 14th overall. In two seasons at Wisconsin, Frederic finished his career with 65 points, the same number as his current AHL total.