Colin Fraser
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Colin Fraser

Hometown:

Sicamous British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-01-28

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Trade with Philadelphia, 2004

Weight:

175 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

A checking line center and prime agitator on a very good Red Deer Rebels team, he was taken in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (3rd Round, 69th overall) by the Flyers. He was a strong contributor in the Rebels drive to the WHL finals in 2002-2003.

Fraser is one of the Rebels players who draws the most ire on the road from opposing fans and players, brings an agitating style to the table and plays with a snarl. Although mostly known for his feistiness, Fraser has shown a knack for timely offense relative to the amount of ice time he has gotten thus far in his junior career.

Prior to joining the Rebels, Fraser played at the Junior B level with Port Coquitlam.

2007-08: Fraser played in Rockford last season, where he was fifth on the team with 41 points. He was also fourth with 24 assists. Even though Fraser is not a big guy, he tallied 165 penalty minutes during the regular season, which was second only to Kris Versteeg (174). Fraser proved that his aggressive play and determination can lead to offensive opportunities, despite the fact that he is not a natural goal scorer.  

Talent Analysis
Scouting reports say that Fraser has a good shooting touch but does not have enough confidence in it. Most of his goals are by hustle. He has never been a prolific goal scorer and it is unlikely he will become one.

Fraser plays an in-your-face style and never gives up on the play. He has the mentality of an effective role player, although he is still learning about the delicate balance between aggression and lack of on-ice discipline.

Fraser is not the biggest guy around--probably smaller than his listed 6'0--but he's not intimidated by anyone. He fights for every inch of real estate on the ice. Most importantly, he is fearless crashing the net and backchecks willingly.

Future
A self-described "heart-and-soul" player, Fraser has the potential to develop into a good NHL role player, either remaining at center or moving over to the wing.