Fraser during the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.
January 28, 1985 |
Sicamous, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|St. Louis Blues
Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||69th overall, 2003
Colin Fraser (born January 28, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the St. Louis Blues organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also previously played in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings. Fraser is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, having won the Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010 and the Kings in 2012.
Fraser was born in Sicamous, but raised in Surrey, British Columbia. Growing up, he played minor hockey with the Pacific Vipers of Vancouver with future Chicago Blackhawks teammates Brent Seabrook, Andrew Ladd and Troy Brouwer. He went on to play major junior in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Red Deer Rebels for four years. He spent time as their team captain. Following a 52-point campaign in his second WHL season, Fraser was drafted in the third round, 69th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. In the subsequent season after being drafted by the Flyers, Fraser was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks on February 19, 2004, while still in the WHL, along with Jim Vandermeer and a second round selection (Bryan Bickell) in 2004 in exchange for Alexei Zhamnov and a fourth round selection (R. J. Anderson) in 2004.
In the subsequent season after being drafted by the Flyers and while still in the WHL, Fraser was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks on February 19, 2004, along with Jim Vandermeer and a second-round draft pick (Bryan Bickell) in 2004 in exchange for Alexei Zhamnov and a 2004 fourth-round pick (R. J. Anderson). Turning professional in 2004–05, Fraser made his debut with the Blackhawks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, appearing in a handful of games following the completion of his fourth and final WHL season. He remained in Norfolk for several seasons and made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks in 2006–07, dressing for one game. In 2007–08, the Rockford IceHogs became Chicago's AHL affiliate, where Fraser scored an AHL career-high 41 points while also playing in five games for the Blackhawks.
During the 2009–10 season, Fraser won the Stanley Cup while playing with the Chicago Blackhawks; he played in three playoff games. On June 24, 2010, it was announced that he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2010 sixth-round draft choice (Mirko Hoefflin).
On June 26, 2011, Fraser was traded by the Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings, along with a seventh-round pick in 2012, for Ryan Smyth. Fraser scored the Kings' first goal in Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals against the New Jersey Devils, a 2–1 Kings overtime victory. He won his second Stanley Cup on June 11, 2012, with the Kings. He then signed a two-year, $1.65 million contract extension on June 23. On February 8, 2014, the Kings placed Fraser on waivers for the purpose of demoting him to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.  On April 22, the Kings then recalled Fraser during the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs against the San Jose Sharks;  however, he did not appear in any playoff games and was not an official member of the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning team; his name was not engraved on the Cup.
On September 5, 2014, the St. Louis Blues announced that they had signed Fraser to a one-year, two-way contract. He did not win a place with the Blues during training camp and, after clearing waivers, was assigned to the Chicago Wolves, their AHL affiliate. On December 31, 2014, Fraser was recalled by St. Louis from the Wolves and subsequently played his first game for the Blues against the Anaheim Ducks on January 2, 2015.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||2005 Grand Forks|
During his junior career, Fraser competed for Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championships in Grand Forks. He recorded five points in six games, helping Canada to a gold medal win against Russia in the Final. The gold medal marked Canada's first championship of a five-year run.
- Won the CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2005.
- Won the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy (WHL Humanitarian of the Year) in 2005.
- Stanley Cup winner in 2010 and 2012.
Regular season and playoffs
|2001–02||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||67||11||31||42||126||23||2||1||3||39|
|2002–03||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||69||15||37||52||192||22||7||6||13||40|
|2003–04||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||70||24||29||53||174||19||5||9||14||24|
|2004–05||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||63||24||43||67||148||7||2||5||7||8|
|2011–12||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||67||2||6||8||67||18||1||1||2||4|
|2012–13||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||34||2||5||7||25||16||0||2||2||10|
|2013–14||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||33||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- June 21, 2003 - Drafted in the 3rd round, 69th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft
- February 19, 2004 - Traded by the Philadelphia Flyers with Jim Vandermeer and the Flyers' 2nd round selection (Bryan Bickell) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft to the Chicago Blackhawks for Alexei Zhamnov and the Blackhawks' 4th round selection (R. J. Anderson) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft
- June 24, 2010 - Traded to the Edmonton Oilers from Chicago in exchange for a sixth round draft pick
- June 26, 2011 - Traded to the Los Angeles Kings with a 7th Round Pick in the 2012 draft in exchange for Ryan Smyth
- "From Vipers to Hawks, they're still together". Vancouver Sun. 2009-02-07.
- "Oilers land Colin Fraser". The Globe and Mail (Toronto).
- "Oilers acquire Smyth from Kings for Fraser, 7th round pick". The Sports Network. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
- "Stoll, Fraser stay aboard". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
- Kings place Colin Fraser on waivers
- "Colin Fraser of the Los Angeles Kings to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL".
- Kings Recall Colin Fraser
- Yerdon, Joe (September 5, 2014). "Blues sign Colin Fraser — one-year two-way deal". Pro Hockey Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
- Colin Fraser's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Colin Fraser's player profile at NHL.com
- Colin Fraser's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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|Winner of the CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award
|Winner of the WHL Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy