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Chicago Blackhawks Throwback Thursday: Colin Fraser

By Sean Fitzgerald
Sep 22, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth (37) defends against St. Louis Blues center Colin Fraser (29) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Blues 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 22, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth (37) defends against St. Louis Blues center Colin Fraser (29) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Blues 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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In this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, I again look back at the 2009-10 Championship roster. This week edition is centered around Colin Fraser. Fraser was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers 69th in 2003 NHL draft. Fraser played major juniors in the WHL with the Red Deer Rebels. He appeared in 269 games with 74 goals and 140 assists for 214 points. Fraser was not long for the Flyers organization as he was traded to the Blackhawks along Jim Vandermeer and second round pick (Bryan Bickell) in 2004 in exchange for Alexei Zhamnov and a fourth round selection in 2004.

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Fraser would spent the next four full seasons in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirlals and Rockford Ice Hogs. In 200 AHL games with the Blackhawks, he had 28 goals and 50 assists. He was recalled to the Blackhawks two briefs stints in 2006-07 and 2007-08. In the 2008-09 season, Fraser finally arrived with the Blackhawks. He appeared 81 games recording six goals and 11 assists for 17 points. In the playoffs, Fraser in two games recording zero points. In 2009-10, Fraser was a staple on the Blackhawks fourth line. He appeared in 70 games recording seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points. During the Blackhawks run to the Stanley Cup Championship, Fraser only appeared in three games and recording zero points. The 2009-10 season would be the end of Fraser’s tenure with the Blackhawks. In June 2010 during the first Blackhawks purge, Fraser was sent to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2010 sixth round pick.

Fraser spent one season in Edmonton appearing in 67 games and recording three goals and two assists. He was then traded again to the Los Angeles Kings for a 2012 seventh round pick. He would win his second Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012. Fraser would also be aware of the ever growing lore of Corey Crawford.

He would play three seasons with the Kings appearing 134 games and recording four goals and 13 assists. Fraser would not get a third cup with the King as he would not an official member of the Stanley Cup Winning team.

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Fraser would move to the St. Louis Blues for one season. He would spend most of the time with the Chicago Wolves, only appearing in one NHL games. That would be the last game that Fraser would spend in the NHL. He would take his talents the Deutsche Eishockey Liga with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. He would play 17 games and record 5 assists before retiring from hockey for personal reasons.

He will be remembered by many as a member of the Blackhawks 2009-10 championship team.

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