Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 pounds
Born: 9.29.86 Ottawa, Ontario
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Anaheim Ducks with Rod Pelley and a 7th round pick in the 2012 E.D. for
Kurtis Foster and Timo Pielmeier, 12.12.11
How he returned: Signed as a free agent from the Edmonton Oilers, first with Albany 11.2.14, then a
two-way contract, 12.18.14
How he left again: Signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators, 9.28.15
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Fraser's type is definitely someone the Devils had been lacking in 07-08 until they got Bryce Salvador. Fraser is a
defensive defenseman through and through, playing very physical while staying at home and keeps the crease clear.
While not being known as an offensive defenseman, he does have good puckhandling skills and makes strong outlet
passes, a definite plus as the Devils have struggled at times to get the puck out of their own end of the ice.
Coming up, a lot of people said that he was either ready or near ready for the NHL. It sounded like they were right. In
fact, he even made the teamin 2009, even with being on IR for a head injury late in training camp.
But he would play for New Jersey for the first time in 3 years against the Pittsburgh Penguins in late October. He even
got his first NHL goal in that game: a dribbler that went up Marc-Andre Fleury's body and was inadvertently knocked in
when Fleury tried to glove it right between the eyes.
For a stretch of a few summers, it had been a tradition for him to file for arbitration. It wasn't about the money, but
about securing a one-way contract, which ultimately happened in all cases. (This includes the summer of 2013 while
with the Leafs, the last time he was eligible for arbitration.) He had played well for Toronto during the strike-
shortened season, but wasn't able to keep it going in 13-14, likely because he had sustained an injury during the 2013
playoffs when he got in the way of a Milan Lucic shot that hit him on the head above his right eye, which required
surgery to clean up bone debris. (He was lucky that he didn't get concussed or brain damage.)
He had plenty of opportunities to go somewhere for 14-15. Because of the familiarity factor, he returned to the Devils
organization, then to the Devils themselves when midseason injuries started to accumulate.
He joined the Senators' organization the following season, spending the entirety of it with Binghamton. The following
summer, he signed on for a return to the Oilers, likely a move for the AHL, as well.
|Entry Draft: 2005 Third Round Pick (84th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise