Oilers trade 6th round pick in 2010 to Chicago for Colin Fraser

By , June 24, 2010 12:09 am
Colin Fraser - Traded to the Oilers for a 6th round pick

Colin Fraser - Traded to the Oilers for a 6th round pick in 2010

Per Dan Tencer’s twitter, and care of Bob Stauffer:

Oilers deal a 6th round pick to Chicago for RFA centerman Colin Fraser. Thanks to Stauffer for confirming Oilers end of the deal”

Colin Fraser is a 25 year old, 6’1, 188lb centreman from Surrey, B.C.. Last year he had 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points, was +7 and had 44 PIMs. Fraser was 48.8% on the dot in 445 attempts last year with the Blackhawks, and was 6th on the team with 62 hits. He averaged approximately 8 minutes of even strength ice time per game, and roughly 1.5 minutes of short-handed ice time per game last year. He is an RFA as of July 1st, and earned 700k this past year. The Oilers will need to qualify him (at a minimum of 735K, I believe) to retain his rights.

Here is the scouting report on Colin Fraser:

Assets
Is aggressive and tenacious on the forecheck. Can play a defensive role and provide energy. Displays a projectable frame and some offensive upside.
Flaws
Needs to reduce the number of bad penalties he takes in order to thrive as a role player at the NHL level. Must also add bulk to better compete in the corners.
Career Potential
Energy forward.

Racki’s comment: purely a depth move, as suggested by Tencer. Does this spell the end of Marc Pouliot with the Oilers though?

8 Responses to “Oilers trade 6th round pick in 2010 to Chicago for Colin Fraser”

  1. gr8one says:

    Well, it’s a start!!

    By the looks of his game played, he was a regular roster player for Chicago the past two regular seasons, but only played 3 games in the playoffs, not sure if it was due to injury, or just got lost in a numbers game.

    Either way though, if nothing else, he should bring a ring and a winning mentality to the dressing room.

  2. Racki says:

    Dan Tencer says he’s a good locker room guy. He also fits well with the youth movement. Not a big deal or anything, but it’s the start of the new Oil. Next up… Souraymoreaunilssono’sullivan.

  3. Mr.Majestyk says:

    Hey, the Hawks just traded for Reasoner, I guess we got the younger version of Marty. I heard that Fraser is like Joe Sakic if he had better hands!:)

  4. Racki says:

    Joe Sakic with his arms cut off? Not bad!

  5. chucker says:

    Mr.Majestyk: Hey, the Hawks just traded for Reasoner, I guess we got the younger version of Marty. I heard that Fraser is like Joe Sakic if he had better hands!:)

    I’m thinking this is why he was available as well. Looks like a good deal for both. Chicago sheds a contract and gains a pick, we get our depth centreman.

    Reasoner, as much as he was maligned in an Oilers uni, was a good Oiler that we should have kept. Hopefully this kid is as good as Marty in the locker room and on the PK.

  6. Bostonoiler says:

    Looks like Tambi is true to his word, and is building the 3rd and 4th lines up. I like tyhis trade. Fraser isn’t small and should be a good 4th line center. Good starting point.

  7. DropIt says:

    Mr.Majestyk: Hey, the Hawks just traded for Reasoner, I guess we got the younger version of Marty. I heard that Fraser is like Joe Sakic if he had better hands!:)

    Are you sure you didnt hear Joe Sacco by mistake? :P

    This is a good depth move, nothing big but the Oilers took small advantage of the ‘Hawks cap situation and got themselves a good energy line/3rd line grinder for alot less then he likely is worth…. Although is he not a UFA pending?

  8. chucker says:

    DropIt: Are you sure you didnt hear Joe Sacco by mistake? This is a good depth move, nothing big but the Oilers took small advantage of the ‘Hawks cap situation and got themselves a good energy line/3rd line grinder for alot less then he likely is worth…. Although is he not a UFA pending?

    RFA http://nhlnumbers.com/overview.php?team=EDM&season=1011

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