Colton Fretter

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Colton Fretter
Born (1982-03-12) March 12, 1982 (age 35)
Harrow, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Sheffield Steelers
Chicago Wolves
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Portland Pirates
Springfield Falcons
HC Bolzano
Iserlohn Roosters
Kloten Flyers
EC KAC
NHL Draft 230th overall, 2002
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2006–present

Colton Fretter (born March 12, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Playing career[edit]

Born in Harrow, Ontario, Fretter played Jr. B hockey for Chatham Maroons until 2001-2002 where they recorded no more than nine losses for three straight seasons, winning two championships and three division titles. Before attending Michigan State University he was drafted in the eighth round (230th Overall) of the 2002 NHL draft by Atlanta Thrashers, now Winnipeg Jets.

He attended four years at Michigan State University, recording 158 games, 43 goals, 69 assists, for 112 points and was a plus/minus +16 (career)

He began his professional career by playing with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL where he played in the 2006-2007 ECHL All-Star game. He was also named ECHL rookie of the year despite missing some games due to injury. During 2007-2008 season, he split time between three teams: Gwinnett, and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Chicago Wolves, both of the AHL.

Fretter signed a two-way deal with Buffalo Sabres on August 4, 2008 and was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates.[1] He played in a career high 80 games with the Pirates, scoring 40 points.

On August 3, 2009, Fretter signed a one-year contract with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL.[2] After spending the 2010–11 season in Italy with the Bolzano-Bozen Foxes on May 20, 2011, Fretter signed a one-year contract with German DEL team, Iserlohn Roosters.[3]

After a solitary season with Swiss club, EHC Olten of the National League B, Fretter returned to Germany on a try-out with DEL club, EHC München on July 29, 2013.[4] Unable to secure a contract in Munich, Fretter played the season in the Austrian Hockey League with EC KAC, contributing with 36 points in 46 games.

On August 6, 2014, Fretter opted to sign a one-year contract in the EIHL with British club, the Sheffield Steelers.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Michigan State University CCHA 35 7 15 22 36
2003–04 Michigan State University CCHA 39 6 11 17 22
2004–05 Michigan State University CCHA 40 20 24 44 28
2005–06 Michigan State University CCHA 45 10 19 29 28
2006–07 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 51 36 32 68 46 4 3 0 3 4
2007–08 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 2 2 0 2 4
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 8 1 3 4 2
2007–08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 18 9 2 11 14
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 80 24 16 40 43 5 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 79 26 29 55 51
2010–11 Bolzano-Bozen Foxes ITL 35 23 23 46 38 10 2 7 9 14
2011–12 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 52 20 14 34 56 2 2 0 2 2
2012–13 EHC Olten NLB 35 23 23 46 50 1 0 0 0 12
2012–13 Kloten Flyers NLA 2 0 1 1 2
2013–14 EC KAC EBEL 46 16 20 36 65
AHL totals 185 60 50 110 110 5 0 1 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabres sign pair of free agents". Buffalo Sabres. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Fretter signed to AHL contract". Springfield Falcons. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Roosters sign Canadian Fretter" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Colton Fretter gets try-out" (in German). EHC München. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Steelers land top summer target". Sheffield Steelers. 2014-08-06. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 

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