Matt Frattin is headed to Hollywood.
The former Hobey Bakey finalist from UND was traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday along with former Cornell goalie Ben Scrivens. The Leafs received goaltender Jonathan Bernier.
Frattin has played part of three seasons with the Leafs, tallying 15 goals in 82 games. The Edmonton native has one year left on his contract and is scheduled to be paid $950,000. It is a one-way deal.
The Kings had ample opportunity to watch Frattin play during his college years as Frattin was teammates with Brett Hextall for three years. Brett’s father, Ron, is the assistant general manager of the Kings.
It was also believed that former Leafs GM Brian Burke was unwilling to part with Frattin in trade talks. Now that Burke is gone, Frattin has been moved.
In Los Angeles, Frattin will become a teammate with former UND defenseman and captain Matt Greene. Frattin’s old UND teammate, Derek Forbort, also is a member of the Kings’ organization.