Bernier trade completed, first notes on Frattin and Scrivens

Bernier Jonathan LA Kings MayorsManor
Nothing like a little hockey news over Sunday brunch.

It’s official. After months years of speculation, the Kings have traded Jonathan Bernier. Although he’s been linked to over half the teams in the league at various times, his next stop will be the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In return for the former first round pick, LA received forward Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens and a second round draft pick in 2014 or 2015 (Toronto gets to choose which year). Plus - and this is a big one – the Kings will receive $500K in cap space from the Leafs for the 2013-14 season. That is huge considering LA’s major problems (as explained here).

We’re going to have plenty more in the next hour, including comments from GM Dean Lombardi. In the meantime, here a couple of quick notes on the players involved…

- Scrivens went undrafted, was named ECAC Goalie of the Year at Cornell, played with the Reading Royals of the ECHL (like Jonathan Quick) and spent the last two years with the Maple Leafs.

- Matt Frattin (6-foot, 200lbs) is a natural right wing, but played left wing this season in Toronto. He was originally selected in the fourth round back in 2007. Frattin played college hockey at the University of North Dakota with LAs 2010 first round pick Derek Forbort. UND is also Matt Greene’s alma mater. He’s scored 15 goals in 82 games over the last two seasons with the Leafs.

- Frattin also was a teammate of Ron Hextall’s son, Brett, at North Dakota for three years. So, it’s safe to assume Ron saw him play plenty.

- In 2011 Frattin was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award (trophy for the top college hockey player). Here’s his highlight reel that made the rounds at the time:

RELATED CONTENT:

Dean Lombardi – ‘Bernier trade not feasible, he’s too valuable’

EXCLUSIVE:  Bernier opens up about his trade request and heading to Germany

Loktionov asks for a trade, Bernier may be singing different tune

Hey Bernier, what’s up with that mask you were wearing?

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

Deslauriers

Deslauriers checks in on way out of SoCal

Nick Deslauriers, originally selected by Los Angeles in the third round (840th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, certainly spent plenty of time talking with us during his years as a Kings prospect. Last spring came a trade to Buffalo that caught many people off guard. In fact, it was only a few months after [...]

Sabres Gionta Moulson

Puck Probability: Odds for Sabres at Kings, October 23

In advance of tonight’s game between the Sabres and Kings in downtown Los Angeles, we’re back with some odds regarding 10 things that just might happen during the game. As always, we’ll provide the tidbits related to various things that may occur on the Kings side of the ice, and we have a guest to share thoughts [...]

Jorges Gionta Moulson

Things You May Not Know: Sabres-Kings edition

Although we talk a lot about West Coast Bias around here, tonight brings the occasional glimpse into the other side of life, as the Buffalo Sabres make their lone appearance of the season at Staples Center. To get you ready, we have a few tidbits that will make you sound smart when talking to the person next to you – [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. [...] The basics of the deal – along with some highlights of Matt Frattin – were posted earlier today at this link. [...]

  2. [...] Bernier trade completed, first notes on Frattin and Scrivens [...]

  3. [...] Bernier trade completed, first notes on Frattin and Scrivens [...]

  4. [...] similarities to this summer’s Jonathan Bernier trade, although not exactly the same, are strikingly [...]

  5. [...] Scrivens – Acquired by LA in the Jonathan Bernier trade with Toronto, he’s believed to be earmarked as Jonathan Quick’s back-up this season. Given the [...]