North Dakota forward Matt Frattin, center, practices with teammates at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in preparation for the NCAA men\'s Frozen Four college hockey tournament. Minnesota-Duluth plays Notre Dame in the early game on Thursday, followed by North Dakota facing off against Michigan. (AP Photo/St. Paul Pioneer Press, John Autey) ** MINNEAPOLIS OUT **
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed prospect Matt Frattin to a two-year entry level contract.
Fresh of his appearance in this year's NCAA's Frozen Four with the University of North Dakota, the 23-year-old Frattin is expected to be in Toronto's lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Edmonton native was originally selected by the Maple Leafs in the 2007 draft, going 99th with the club's second overall pick.
Frattin, a finalist for this year's NCAA Hobey Baker Award, played 44 games for the Fighting Sioux this season and led the NCAA with 36 goals. The 6-0, 200-pound forward also ranked first on North Dakota in points (60).