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Matt Fraser
Matt Fraser Edmonton
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
207 lb (94 kg)
SHL Team
F. Teams
Rogle BK
Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
Dallas Stars
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 20 1990 (1990-05-20) (age 27),
Red Deer, Alberta Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2010 – present


Matthew John Fraser (born May 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left wing. He is currently under contract with Rogle BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League for the Dallas StarsBoston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers.

Playing career Edit

Fraser played major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL), winning the 2010-11 WHL championship with the Kootenay Ice.

Matt Fraser Texas

Fraser with the Texas Stars in 2011

On November 17, 2010, the Dallas Stars signed Fraser as a free agent to a three-year entry level contract. Fraser started the 2011-12 AHL season season playing with the Stars' top American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, where he scored 21 goals in his first 40 games. Fraser was leading his AHL team in scoring when, on January 24, 2012, he was called up to the Dallas Stars to make his NHL debut. After one game he was returned to Texas and finished with a franchise high 37 goals, second in the league. On February 25, 2013, he scored his first career NHL goal against the Nashville Predators with Pekka Rinne in net.

On July 4, 2013, Fraser was included in a trade between the Stars and Boston Bruins which sent Loui Eriksson to Boston and Tyler Seguin to Dallas in a seven-player deal. Boston traded Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to Dallas for Eriksson, Fraser, Joe Morrow and Reilly Smith. Fraser and Ryan Spooner were called up by the Boston Bruins from their AHL afilliate, the Providence Bruins on December 8th 2013. On May 7, 2014, Fraser was recalled by Boston to make his NHL playoff debut the following day where he scored the overtime winner, giving the Bruins a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens to even the Eastern Conference Semifinals series 2-2.

In the 2014-15 season, Fraser was claimed off waivers from the Bruins by the Edmonton Oilers on December 29, 2014. Fraser scored 5 goals in 36 games to end the year with the Oilers, however was not retained with a qualifying offer, releasing him to free agency. On July 2, 2015, Fraser signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

In the 2015-16 season, while with the Jets AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, on February 25, 2016, Fraser was traded by Winnipeg alongside Andrew Ladd and Jay Harrison to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Marko Daňo and a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Unable to crack an NHL roster in a full-time role in five seasons, Fraser left North America as a free agent in signing a one-year deal with Swedish club, Rogle BK of the SHL on September 9, 2016

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006-07 Red Deer Rebels WHL 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Red Deer Rebels WHL 5 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Kootenay Ice WHL 63 9 11 20 48 8 1 1 2 0
2008-09 Kootenay Ice WHL 63 10 14 24 123 4 0 2 2 12
2009-10 Kootenay Ice WHL 65 32 24 56 117 6 1 1 2 12
2009-10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Kootenay Ice WHL 66 36 38 74 115 19 17 10 27 18
2011-12 Texas Stars AHL 73 37 18 55 45
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Texas Stars AHL 62 33 13 46 26 9 2 0 2 2
2012-13 Dallas Stars NHL 12 1 2 3 0
2013-14 Providence Bruins AHL 40 20 10 30 34 5 3 2 5 0
2013-14 Boston Bruins NHL 14 2 0 2 10 4 1 1 2 0
2014-15 Boston Bruins NHL 24 3 0 3 7
2014–15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 36 5 4 9 10
2015-16 Manitoba Moose AHL 44 5 9 14 4
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 21 2 5 7 10 2 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 87 11 6 17 27 4 1 1 2 0

Awards and honours Edit

Award Year
Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy – WHL Humanitarian of the Year 2009-10
Western Hockey League Champion 2010-11

External Links Edit

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