Cole Fraser

Detroit Red Wings
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Fantasy Summary

Rough-and-tumble bottom-pair defenseman who contributes more so in the defensive zone than in the opposing team’s end.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 23, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 5; Overall: 131

Observations

June 2018 – Fraser took a bit of a step backwards in his third season with the Peterborough Petes. The big, mean defenceman totaled 11 points and 70 PIM in 50 games. Fraser is the type of player that revels in playing in the corners, making the big hit and getting under his opponents skin. If he can develop his game while keeping that edge, he may have a shot at continuing his career at the next level. Fraser’s fantasy upside will be highest in multi-category cap leagues. Mark Hillier

 

September 2017 – The big and strong defender plays a physical style and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves when necessary. Under the radar, Fraser was ranked 197th by NHL Central Scouting for its final list. Last season, Fraser compiled six goals, 19 points and 82 PIMs in 61 regular season games and then 20 PIMs and zero points in 12 playoff games. He was used as a forward at times during the season, which he says helped his ability to read plays. Fraser will most certainly need time to develop and, like many of Detroit’s 2017 draft selections, can be considered a project. When asked about his strong physical play, Tyler Wright, the Red Wings director of amateur scouting had this to say, “We drafted him purely for that reason. We’re not expecting him to run a power play by any means but when he’s out there, people are going to be aware of him being on the ice. He’s going to make life miserable for the opponent’s skilled players…”

Fraser attended the Red Wings’ development camp in July and will play in the Traverse City prospects tournament Sept. 8 to 12. Fraser will be given plenty of time to refine the rest of his game before he is looked at as a legitimate candidate to make the NHL. Jameson Ewasiuk


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 OV Silver Seven Mn Bntm AA OEMBHL AA 29 23 19 42 26 | Playoffs 4 4 2 6 10 
 2013-2014 Ottawa Valley Titans Bantam AAA OEBHL 30 7 18 25 38 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3
  Ottawa Valley Titans Bantam AAA Big Nickel Bantam 7 1 2 3 4 |          
 2014-2015 Ottawa Valley Titans Mn Mdgt AAA OEMMHL 29 7 11 18 62 | Playoffs 10 4 6 10 22 
  Ottawa Valley Titans Midget AAA OEMHL 2 1 0 1 8 |          
  Ottawa Valley Titans Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 4 0 3 3 12 |          
  Team HEO OGC-16 5 0 1 1 4 |          
 2015-2016 Peterborough Petes OHL 50 0 3 3 51 |          
  Team Black U17-Dev 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Peterborough Petes OHL 61 6 13 19 82 | Playoffs 12 0 0 0 20 
 2017-2018 Peterborough Petes OHL 50 3 8 11 70 |          
 2018-2019 Peterborough Petes OHL 60 5 16 21 74 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1

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