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Getting to Know: Bruins Draft Pick Trent Frederic (1st Round, 29th Overall)

by Eric Russo / Boston Bruins

BostonBruins.com – The Boston Bruins selected forward Trent Frederic with the 29th overall pick on Friday night at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo.

"I’m pumped," said Frederic. "It’s awesome. I’ve been to Boston many times growing up. It’s one of my favorite cities – I’m not lying to you about that one, just cause I’m drafted by them. It’s a great city and a great organization so I’m pretty excited."

Frederic described himself as a "two-way physical player that's good with the puck. Good up the middle, back and forth, good 200-foot game."

Check out some more facts and figures below:

Trent Frederic

1st Round, 29th overall

Position: Center

Height: 6-2

Weight: 203 pounds

Birthday: Feb. 11, 1998 (18 years old)

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Shoots: Left

Last team: U.S. National Team Development Program

Future team: University of Wisconsin (Big Ten)

Miscellaneous: Frederic, who has committed to play at the University of Wisconsin this fall, tallied 20 goals and 20 assists in 61 games for the U.S. National Team Development Program last season.

Over two seasons with the Development Program, Frederic has collected 25 goals and 54 points, with 115 penalty minutes, in 116 games. He earned a bronze medal with Team USA at last season’s U-18 World Championship.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney on Frederic: "Real strong player, penalty killing, takes pride in the 200-foot game. Might not have been put in all the offensive situations as some other players, but still produced. I think you can’t have enough strength up the middle in any sport, to tell you the truth. But I think in hockey, it’s an area that we needed to continue to address and provide depth overall. We’re in a good place with that."

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