Matt Fraser, LW
Hometown: Red Deer, Alb.
Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as free agent
September 2016 – Fraser spent the 205-16 season between the Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks AHL farm teams. He started to come around after the move to Chicago’s affiliate in Rockford with seven points in 21 games. The physical forward has found love from coaches in the past with his hard-nosed play, but projected at best as a third-line player, until he decided to leave for Europe this summer. David Dickenson
November 2015 – After showing some promise early in his pro career, Fraser has hit a wall, culminating in his being allowed to walk as a free agent this past summer and subsequently placed on waivers by the Jets. His dismal start with Manitoba (one point, seven games) doesn't help matters. A fantasy dud. Dobber
October 2014 – Matt Fraser has made the Bruins' opening day roster. Coach Claude Julien consistently singled out Fraser for his strong play throughout traning camp, and now he will get his chance. Fraser will begin the year on either the third or fourth line and (if all goes well) could get up to 40 points this season. Keep an eye on him. Michael Boeckler
September 2014 – Fraser has signed a one-year two-way deal with the Bruins for the upcoming season. Fraser has worked hard in the offseason and is now fully recovered from the broken foot he suffered (and played with) late last year. He could make the team as a bottom-six forward but will likely begin the year back in Providence. Michael Boeckler
July 2013 – Matt Fraser has been traded to the Bruins as part of the Tyler Seguin-Loui Eriksson trade involving seven players. After a strong season in the AHL, Fraser will look to provide Boston with some real good depth and has a chance at cracking the bottom six. Brendan Ross
May 2013 – Fraser finished second in the AHL in goals, and first in power-play goals. He also got a small taste of the NHL life, with 12 games for Dallas, putting up three points. Look for Fraser to get a long look in camp and don't be surprised if he sticks. Rex Doty
March 2013 – With the Dallas Stars preparing to be a seller at the deadline, look for Fraser to get a recall to finish the season. Currently he leads the Texas Stars in scoring and is playing a much more responsible game than years before. Fraser has been somewhat of loose cannon for many years and unfortunately penalty minutes took away much from what numbers he possibly could have done in the past. This season the penalty minutes have been cut significantly, productively he is at the same pace as last season, but he has played better for the team and his power play production is up. Dallas has already given him a couple attempts at the show, but his next one might be the one that makes him stick and he could grow into a decent low end option for fantasy teams. Jason Banks
January 2013 – Fraser of the Texas Stars took the crown in the Pepsi Accuracy Shooting event, breaking four targets in five tries at the 2013 AHL All-Star Skills competition. Brendan Ross
April 2012 – Fraser plays a very physical style along with a scoring finish for a true power forward. He can certainly dish out open-ice hits along with the skills of a heavy shot and quick release. He collected his fair share of PIM in juniors (WHL) although in his first pro season with Texas Stars (AHL) he is showing his scoring touch by notching 37 goals and earning AHL All-Star status.
After leaving for the Swedish Elite League this summer, it’s doubtful the physical winger will ever get much of a shot in the NHL.
Matt Fraser showing some frustration as instigates a fight during his WHL playing days on 1/15/2011.
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