Iain Fraser (ice hockey)
August 10, 1969 |
Scarborough, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||New York Islanders
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||233rd overall, 1989
New York Islanders
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Bronze||1995 Sweden||Ice hockey|
Iain James Fraser (born August 10, 1969 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He was selected by the New York Islanders in the ninth round, 233rd overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.
Drafted from the Ontario Hockey League's Oshawa Generals, Fraser played three seasons in the American Hockey League with the Capital District Islanders before being called up to the National Hockey League to play for New York. Fraser only played seven games with the Islanders during the 1992–93 season and became a member of the Quebec Nordiques in 1993–94. He only played one season with the Nordiques; he recorded 17 goals and 20 assists, both career highs. In his NHL career, Fraser played in 94 games. He scored 23 goals and added 23 assists. He also appeared in four games with Winnipeg in the 1996 playoffs, going scoreless.
Fraser made brief appearances with the Dallas Stars (four games), the Edmonton Oilers (nine), the Winnipeg Jets (twelve), and the San Jose Sharks (two) to round out his NHL experience. He played four seasons in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga before moving to the Fresno Falcons and also played three games in England for the Sheffield Steelers. He then spent three seasons in Italy, one in Serie A with HC Alleghe and two in Serie A2 with HC Merano. Fraser returned to England in 2006 with the Newcastle Vipers in the Elite Ice Hockey League. He picked up an assist in his debut game against the Cardiff Devils. After six games he left the team and retired.