Jeff Frazee

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Jeff Frazee
Born (1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 30)
Edina, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
EBEL team
Former teams
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
New Jersey Devils
HC Valpellice
SønderjyskE Ishockey
Kassel Huskies
Esbjerg Energy
National team  United States
NHL Draft 38th overall, 2005
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2008–present

Jeffrey James Frazee (born May 13, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Austrian Hockey League.

Early life[edit]

Frazee was born in Edina, Minnesota, but grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted in the second round, 38th overall, by the New Jersey Devils in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

In Frazee's freshman and sophomore seasons at the University of Minnesota, he played in 32 games, compiling a 20-6-3 record. At the end of the 2007-08 hockey season, Frazee joined the Lowell Devils. Jeff played in one game, making 22 saves in his AHL debut against the Worcester Sharks. He was promoted to Lowell in 2008 after Martin Brodeur went on IR in November and the Devils called up Scott Clemmensen. Jeff was selected to play in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game in Worcester, MA. Playing alongside the best players in the AHL, and former college teammate Ryan Potulny. On Wednesday, February 19, 2009, Frazee won against the Albany River Rats to set a new Lowell Devils franchise record for wins in a season with 21.

With the injury of Martin Brodeur in March 2013 Frazee was called up to act Johan Hedberg back-up along with Keith Kinkaid. Jeff Frazee then made his NHL debut in a 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on March 9, 2013 at the PNC Arena. On August 23, 2013 it was announced that Frazee had signed with HC Valpellice of the Italian Elite A.[2] He started the following season at SønderjyskE Ishockey, but left the Danish team in the course of the season to join the Kassel Huskies of the German DEL2.[3]

In 2015-16, he helped Esbjerg Energy win the Danish championship.[4] On July 6, 2016, Frazee inked a deal with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana, a Slovenian side competing in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Frazee career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  2. ^ "Valpellice sign American goalie Frazee" (in Italian). HC Valpellice. 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Huskies verpflichten Jeff Frazee - Kassel One" (in German). 2014-11-19. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  4. ^ "DM TIL ESBJERG: Vestjyder i guldrus! – Faceoff.dk". www.faceoff.dk. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  5. ^ Profs_Autor. "NEW SIGNINGS AT LJUBLJANA AND VIENNA". www.erstebankliga.at. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 

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