Yakov Trenin
Image: CHL Images

Yakov Trenin

Hometown:

Chelyabinsk Russia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-01-13

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2nd Round (55th Overall), 2015

Weight:

194 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Yakov Trenin skated for the Traktor Chelyabinsk U16 team in Russia. In 30 regular season games he scored 33 goals with 50 assists and 56 penalty minutes. Trenin scored 4 goals with 8 assists and was +7 with 4 penalty minutes in five games at the Russia U16 championship in Ekaterinburg. He had two assists in Traktor’s 2-1 win over Ak Bars Kazan in the championship game.

2013-14: Trenin played for the Chelyabinsk U22 team Belye Medvedi and was one of the top scorers for the Traktor U17 team. He scored 7 goals with 7 assists and was +8 with 12 penalty minutes in 22 regular season games and had 1 assist and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games for Belye Medvedi. Trenin scored 34 goals with 45 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 26 games for Traktor in Ural region play. In six games at the Russian U17 championship he scored 3 goals with 4 assists and had an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes. Tenin was selected by Traktor in the first round (16th overall) in the 2014 KHL Draft and was selected by Gatineau in the first round (32nd overall) in the CHL Import Draft.

2014-15: Trenin was the second-leading scorer for Gatineau behind overage forward Louick Marcotte despite missing 10 games in his first QMJHL season. He scored 18 goals with 49 assists in 58 games and was +17 with 34 penalty minutes. The Olympiques finished fifth in the West Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Trenin scored 3 goals with 8 assists and was +1 with 10 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games. He skated for Team Cherry in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and was invited to the NHL Prospect Combine in June. Trenin was ranked 48th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and selected by Nashville in the second round (55th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

A seemingly unknown out of Russia and into the Gatineau Olympiques lineup for the 2014-15 season, Trenin displayed his elite-level passing skills in the QMJHL, recording 49 assists in 58 games. He’s a pure offensive player, but needs to improve his conditioning and strength moving forward.

Future

Trenin attended Nashville development camp in July, signing an entry-level contract with the Predators, and will attend training camp before returning to Gatineau for his second season in the QMJHL in 2015-16. Nashville continues to add playmaking forwards and Trenin's combination of size and skill should fit in well with some of the high-flying younger forwards coming up in the system.

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