Curtis Fraser

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Curtis Fraser
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Born (1982-04-04) April 4, 1982 (age 35)
Surrey, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Wolves
San Antonio Rampage
Peoria Rivermen
Lake Erie Monsters
SG Cortina
KHL Medveščak
EC VSV
Playing career 2007–2014

Curtis Fraser (born April 4, 1982) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre.

Playing career[edit]

Fraser played as a junior of the British Columbia Hockey League with the Victoria Salsa and the Vernon Vipers, before committed to a collegiate career with the University of Alaska Fairbanks of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association where he scored 114 points in 148 games over his four-year career. Undrafted, Curtis completed his senior year placed second to Kyle Greentree in scoring with 35 points, to leave the Nanooks ranked second in all-time games played.[1]

Fraser immediately made his professional debut following college to finish the 2006–07 season in the post-season with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. Curtis initially signed in the ECHL with the Las Vegas Wranglers for the 2007–08 season and after 4 games with the Wranglers he was signed to a professional try-out contract with AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage on November 15, 2007.[2] Tasked as a grinding role-player in the AHL, Fraser remained with the Rampage for the duration of the campaign, to post 6 points and 85 penalty minutes in 41 games, including a career best two-goal game against the Milwaukee Admirals on January 23, 2008.[3] He was then returned to the Wranglers for the post season and scored 7 goals in 16 games on their run to the Kelly Cup finals.

Fraser signed with the Peoria Rivermen for his third professional season in 2008–09. He played in a career high 65 games with the Riverman for 8 points and 90 penalty minutes. In game 4 of the first round playoff series against the Houston Aeros, Curtis had his hand injured by a slapshot from teammate Steve Wagner causing him to miss the Rivermen's last three playoff games and had surgery to insert pins into his broken right hand.[4]

Unable to earn a one-way contract with the Rivermen for the 2009–10 season, Fraser was invited to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins training camp before suffering a dislocated shoulder in an exhibition game on September 19.[5] He opted to then sign with the Rivermen's ECHL affiliate, the Alaska Aces, which marked a return from his college career days with the UAF.[6] In an injury plagued year Fraser regained some offensive productivity with 13 points in a limited 17 games.

On September 20, 2010, Fraser returned to the Aces and was re-signed to a one-year contract.[7] Invited on a try-out to attend the Lake Erie Monsters training camp for the 2010–11 season, Fraser made the Monsters opening season roster and made his AHL return in a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse Crunch on October 9, 2010.[8][9] On February 17, 2011, he was released from his professional try-out with the Lake Erie Monsters.

Prior to the 2011–12 season, on June 28, 2011, Fraser signed a one-year contract with Italian club, SG Cortina.[10] The following season, he then joined KHL Medveščak of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.[11] During the 2013-14 season Fraser remained in the EBEL, with EC VSV, but announced retirement after the end of the play-offs.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Victoria Salsa BCHL
2000–01 Victoria Salsa BCHL 46 7 19 26 60
2001–02 Victoria Salsa BCHL
2002–03 Vernon Vipers BCHL 60 53 52 105 116
2003–04 University of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 36 12 12 24 59
2004–05 University of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 36 17 14 31 62
2005–06 University of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 39 11 13 24 84
2006–07 University of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 37 19 16 35 36
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 5 3 8 11 5 16 7 1 8 26
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 41 4 2 6 85
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 65 2 6 8 90 2 0 0 0 7
2009–10 Alaska Aces ECHL 17 8 5 13 18 4 0 0 0 8
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 36 5 3 8 44
2010–11 Alaska Aces ECHL 20 6 8 14 21 13 6 4 10 14
2011–12 SG Cortina ITL 40 19 20 39 81 9 2 5 7 14
2012–13 KHL Medveščak EBEL 54 12 6 18 63 6 1 0 1 6
2013–14 EC VSV EBEL 54 21 13 34 72 9 3 2 5 13
AHL totals 142 11 11 22 219 6 0 0 0 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curtis Fraser - Bio". ECHL. 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Curtis Fraser signs P.T.O". San Antonio Rampage. 2007-11-15. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Milwaukee 5, San Antonio 4 OT". American Hockey League. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Rivermen pull even with Houston after 4-3 win". Peoria Rivermen. 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  5. ^ Doyle Woody (2009-11-06). "Aces hope Fraser can regain puck productivity". Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Aces set final roster, Open with Victoria friday". Alaska Aces. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Aces re-sign Curtis Fraser, add Asst Coach". Alaska Aces. 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  8. ^ "Training camp starts today". Lake Erie Monsters. 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  9. ^ "Monsters start 2-0 with shootout win". Lake Erie Monsters. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  10. ^ "Jonas Johansson back in Cortina along with new arrival Curtis Fraser" (in Italian). SG Cortina. 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  11. ^ "Curtis Fraser is the New Reinforcement in the Bears' Den". KHL Medveščak. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  12. ^ "Curtis Fraser geht in Eishockeypension" (in German). 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 

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