Los Angeles Kings: What Do Matt Frattin and Ben Scrivens Bring to the Team?

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Los Angeles Kings: What Do Matt Frattin and Ben Scrivens Bring to the Team?
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After months of speculation, the Los Angeles Kings finally parted ways with Jonathan Bernier Sunday, trading him to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In exchange for Bernier, the Kings received right-winger Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens and a second-round draft pick in 2014 or 2015 according to NHL.com.

With that said, here is a closer look at the two newest Kings and what they have to offer.

 

Matt Frattin 

The 24-year-old Edmonton, Alberta native was selected by the Maple Leafs in the fourth round, 99th overall at the 2007 NHL entry draft.

He spent four seasons at the University of North Dakota, before playing the majority of the 2011-12 season with the Maple Leafs. He had eight goals, 15 points and racked up 25 penalty minutes in 56 games.

This past season Frattin appeared in 25 games, scoring seven goals and six assists for 13 points. He also performed well against the Boston Bruins in the playoffs, recording two assists in six games.

At 6'0", 200 pounds, Frattin has good speed and a strong shot. He began to have a bigger physical impact in 2013, registering 55 hits and playing tough along the boards. He should continue to improve his passing and puck-handling skills in the coming years and would certainly benefit from playing a full season.

Frattin could work well on Jarret Stoll’s wing, perhaps with Trevor Lewis or Kyle Clifford on the left side. He has the potential to be a 20-plus goal scorer and hit the 35-point mark. For a cap hit of just $925,000 next season, that would be a great return for the Kings.

 

Ben Scrivens

Like Frattin, Scrivens was born in Alberta and played collegiate hockey.

He was born in Spruce Grove and spent four seasons at Cornell, before spending time with the Reading Royals of the ECHL and the Toronto Marlies.

Scrivens, age 26, has appeared in just 32 career NHL games over the past two seasons. However, he did have a number of strong performances early on this year and has the potential to be a above-average backup.

Scrivens is 11-14-2 in his career, with a .910 save percentage, 2.86 GAA and two shutouts.

Scrivens should be a solid No. 2 behind Quick and have no trouble playing 15 to 20 games per season. He has one year remaining on a two-year, $1.225 million contract which carries a $612,500 cap hit. 

 

Stats courtesy of NHL.com.

Contract information courtesy of CapGeek.com.

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