He was a John Ferguson Junior find, drafted ninety-ninth overall, in 2007. Another diamond in the rough, plucked and polished painstakingly, in preparation for a pro hockey career. Like all diamonds, it was the extreme pressure he came to know that led to his ultimate brilliance. Matt Frattin has always had the gift. Make that “gifts”, actually. He’s a natural-born goal-scorer who shoots the puck well; that much he has proven, but he’s also a strong skater with a nose for the net, and a quality kid with a good head on his shoulders. Just a few short years ago, the latter may have been in question, with a number of incidents, including a DUI charge that ultimately cost him his scholarship at North Dakota, threatening his future as a pro athlete.