Los Angeles Kings Colin Fraser’s story on how he got to the Stanley Cup.
Fraser was born in Sicamous, but raised in Surrey, British Columbia.
Before he was drafted in the 3rd round, 69th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2003 NHL Draft, he played from 2001-05 for the Red Deer Rebels, (WHL). In 2005 he competed for Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championships, helping them win the gold medal and he won for the Canadian Hockey League’s Humanitarian of the Year Award.
From 2004-07 he played for the Norfolk Admirals and Rockford IceHogs (AHL). After being drafted by the Flyers he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2006, where he played until 2010 when he won the Stanley Cup with them. He spent 2010-11 with the Edmonton oilers until he joined the Kings. He was part of the Kings team that won the Stanley Cup in 2012. Fraser hit and agitated the opposing team. and he tried to provide energy, despite being low on skill, he was high in his aggressiveness to help get things done.
He started the 2013 season with the Kings, however, Fraser was placed on waivers by the Kings and sent to the American Hockey League during the Olympic break.
Fraser, 6’ 1”, 190-pound left wing, had three goals, six points and a plus-three rating in nine games with the Monarchs. He is spoken highly of his shot blocking skills and leadership role, skating with young players as well. His presence and experience made him an excellent edition to provide guidance to the young Monarchs.
The plan is to have him return to the Kings during the playoffs, as so he did. He didn’t play any games during the playoffs. But he was still a part of the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions. He often took warm-ups with the team having a valuable presence in the room before, and during and after big games.
In 358 NHL career games, he recorded 58 points (20G-38A), a minus-6 rating and 290 penalty minutes. In 39 playoff contests he has four points (1G-3A), minus-3 rating and 16 penalty minutes.
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