BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 13, that the team has signed University of Wisconsin forward Trent Frederic to a three-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Frederic will join the Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
Frederic served as alternate captain for Wisconsin in 2017-18, leading the team with 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points in 36 appearances. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound 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. He was the first Wisconsin player to earn the honor since Dany Heatley in 1999-2000. He ranked fourth among all college freshmen in points per game (1.18) and was second in the nation in short-handed points (5).
Frederic has also represented his country in international play on several occasions. The 20-year-old forward earned a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2018 World Junior Championship, where he tallied five goals (2nd on team, T-5th overall) in seven games. He also played seven games with Team USA at the 2016 Under-18 World Junior Championship, posting four goals and three assists for seven points.
Prior to attending Wisconsin, Frederic spent two seasons (2014-16) with the United States National Team Development Program, recording seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 58 United States Hockey League (USHL) appearances.
The St. Louis, Missouri native was originally selected by the Bruins in the first round (29th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.