Fraser in February 2015.
May 20, 1990 |
Red Deer, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
Matthew John Fraser (born May 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left wing. He is currently under contract with Rögle BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League for the Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers.
On November 17, 2010, the Dallas Stars signed Fraser as a free agent to a three-year entry level contract. Fraser started the 2011–12 season playing with the Stars' top American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, where he scored 21 goals in his first 40 games. Fraser was leading his AHL team in scoring when, on January 24, 2012, he was called up to the Dallas Stars to make his NHL debut. After one game he was returned to Texas and finished with a franchise high 37 goals, second in the league. On February 25, 2013, he scored his first career NHL goal against the Nashville Predators with Pekka Rinne in net.
On July 4, 2013, Fraser was included in a trade between the Stars and Boston Bruins which sent Loui Eriksson to Boston and Tyler Seguin to Dallas in a seven-player deal. Boston traded Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to Dallas for Eriksson, Fraser, Joe Morrow and Reilly Smith. Fraser and Ryan Spooner were called up by the Boston Bruins from AHL Providence on December 8, 2013. On May 7, 2014, Fraser was recalled by Boston to make his NHL playoff debut the following day where he scored the overtime winner, giving the Bruins a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens to even the Eastern Conference Semifinals series 2-2.
In the 2014–15 season, Fraser was claimed off waivers from the Bruins by the Edmonton Oilers on December 29, 2014. Fraser scored 5 goals in 36 games to end the year with the Oilers, however was not retained with a qualifying offer, releasing him to free agency. On July 2, 2015, Fraser signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets.
In the 2015–16 season, while with the Jets AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, on February 25, 2016, Fraser was traded by Winnipeg alongside Andrew Ladd and Jay Harrison to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Marko Daňo and a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Unable to crack an NHL roster in a full-time role in five seasons, Fraser left North America as a free agent in signing a one-year deal with Swedish club, Rögle BK of the SHL on September 9, 2016.
|2006–07||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||3||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|2007–08||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||5||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy – WHL Humanitarian of the Year||2009–10|||
|Western Hockey League Champion||2010–11|||
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- "Matt Fraser scores game-winning goal in overtime in NHL playoff debut to lift Boston Bruins over Montreal Canadiens in Game 4, 1-0". masslive.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "Edmonton Oilers (smartly) claim Matt Fraser off waivers". Edmonton Journal. 2014-12-29.
- "Edmonton Oilers qualify the right players". Edmonton Journal. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
- "Jets agree to terms with Cormier and Fraser". Winnipeg Jets. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
- "Blackhawks make big move in bringing back winger Andrew Ladd". Chicago Tribune. 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
- "Rogle recruits NHL forward Matt Fraser" (in Swedish). Rögle BK. 2016-09-09. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
- "Matt Fraser recognized for commitment to health care". BCLocalNews.com. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- WHL Network - Kootenay Ice Crowned WHL Champions