Fans of the Boston Bruins were introduced to the toughness of Trent Frederic immediately. On January 29th, 2019, Frederic made his NHL debut at TD Garden against the Winnipeg Jets. In that game, he got into a spirited fight with forward Brandon Tanev. Frederic won said fight, with the Garden in a frenzy behind him.
Frederic took part in the Bruins ‘Town Hall’ series earlier this week via Zoom. There, he addressed how he plans on continuing his physical style of play in the NHL.
“How it presents itself in the game can vary, but yeah, I enjoy doing it,” Trent Frederic said on the call. “So far, I’ve really enjoyed when my buddies get hit or something and I can hop in. That doesn’t necessarily mean fighting, but I enjoy that. So yeah, I’ll probably be doing it in the NHL”
Not only does Frederic enjoy playing that way, he think he plays his best hockey when he’s locked in physically.
“For me when I’m playing my best is when I’m playing physical and having a positive impact on the game, and that doesn’t have to be scoring or having an assist. It’s just having a positive impact on the game, and I’m learning to do that with more repetitions of games.”
Frederic’s physical style and willingness to step up is key come playoff time. On that front, Frederic offered some hope earlier this week.
“We had a Zoom call (this week) with the group, and there were some dates thrown around,” Frederic said on the topic of a return. “It sounds like there’s going to be some hockey.”