|Assets:||Has good size, decent mobility and the ability to play a physical game from the back end. Usually plays it safe in the defensive zone.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of offensive ability, so he's never going to play regular minutes on the power play. Needs to show greater consistency.|
|Career Potential:||Physical depth defenseman with a little upside.|
|11/23/2013||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|11/19/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/08/2013||Missed 13 games (knee injury).|
|10/03/2013||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|7/30/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year contract.|
|6/29/2013||Toronto Maple Leafs tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/13/2013||Missed the last 3 playoff games (head injury).|
|5/10/2013||Head injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|7/30/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year two-way contract.|
|2/27/2012||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|1/10/2012||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/09/2012||Placed on waivers by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|12/29/2011||Loaned to Syracuse (AHL) for conditioning.|
|12/12/2011||Acquired from the New Jersey Devils.|
|11/07/2011||Placed on waivers by the New Jersey Devils.|
|10/03/2011||Placed on waivers by the New Jersey Devils.|
|7/26/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a one-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||New Jersey Devils tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/31/2011||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|1/27/2011||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|1/04/2011||Missed 34 games (broken hand).|
|12/31/2010||Loaned to Albany (AHL) for conditioning.|
|10/15/2010||Broken hand, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/28/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a one-year contract.|
|7/05/2010||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|10/24/2009||Missed 8 games (head injury).|
|9/30/2009||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/27/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils.|
|10/05/2008||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|9/26/2007||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|2/27/2007||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|2/14/2007||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|2/08/2007||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|2/06/2007||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|1/11/2007||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|1/06/2007||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|9/26/2006||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|6/05/2006||Signed by the New Jersey Devils.|
|4/07/2006||Signed by the Albany River Rats (AHL) to an amateur tryout contract.|
|9/23/2005||Returned to his junior team (Kitchener-OHL).|
|2/27/2012||Anaheim Ducks traded Mark Fraser to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Dale Mitchell.|
|12/12/2011||New Jersey Devils traded Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser and a seventh-round draft pick in 2012 to the Anaheim Ducks for Kurtis Foster and Timo Pielmeier.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round (84th overall) in 2005.|
Mark Fraser (lower body) is back Saturday | 11/24/2013 10:57 AM
NewsMark Fraser (lower body) returned to the Maple Leafs' lineup on Saturday.
ImpactFraser had four blocked shots and six hits in 19:15 minutes of ice time. He missed two contests due to the ailment.
| 11/24/2013 2:52 AM
NewsMark Fraser returned to action on Saturday November 23.
Leafs' Fraser likley out Saturday v Caps | 11/23/2013 11:03 AM
NewsMark Fraser will likely sit out another game Saturday night against Washington.
Paul Hendrick Twitter
ImpactIt looks as if the tough rearguard will be the odd man out Saturday night against the Caps while he recovers from a lower-body injury sustained a week ago.
Mark Fraser (LBI) unlikely to play Tuesday | 11/19/2013 9:45 AM
NewsMark Fraser (lower body) skated prior to Monday's practice and briefly during the session.
ImpactHe suffered a lower-body injury Saturday against Buffalo and he finished with just 3:54 of ice time. If he isn't available for Tuesday's game, and it doesn't look like he will be, then rookie Morgan Rielly will get back into the lineup.
Fraser returns to Maple Leaf lineup | 11/09/2013 12:18 PM
NewsMark Fraser returned to action against New Jersey Friday night.
ImpactIt was his first game action since October 2nd due to a knee injury. He had four hits and two blocked shots against the Devils and partnered with Paul Ranger. Although he has no offensive ability to speak of, Fraser is valuable in pools that count penalty minutes as a positive stat.
Toronto activates Mark Fraser off of IR | 11/08/2013 12:55 PM
NewsMark Fraser (knee) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactFraser is projected to return to the Maple Leafs lineup on Friday. He has very little offensive value, but he can provide fantasy owners with more than a penalty minute per game.
Fraser feels ready to return, but might not | 11/06/2013 1:03 PM
NewsMark Fraser (knee) feels healthy enough to return to Toronto's lineup.
David Alter on Twitter
ImpactWhether or not Fraser actually plays on Friday is another story. He has no points and 16 penalty minutes in two games this season.
Mark Fraser could be ready to play Friday | 11/02/2013 11:08 AM
NewsMark Fraser (knee) may be able to play this coming Friday night.
Jonas Siegel Twitter
ImpactThe Maple Leafs play Saturday night against Vancouver and then don't play again until Friday against New Jersey. There is a real chance that Fraser could be back in the lineup for that contest. He will have to wear a knee brace, though. That shouldn't affect his game and he is sure to be a solid penalty minute contributor.
Mark Fraser (knee)returns to the ice Thursday | 10/25/2013 9:48 AM
NewsMark Fraser (knee) got back on the ice for the first time Thursday.
ImpactHe is eligible to come off injured reserve next week, but he hasn't played since Oct. 2. It's unclear right now if Fraser will be available for the Leafs' Western Canada road trip next week.
Mark Fraser to start skating soon | 10/19/2013 12:31 PM
NewsMark Fraser could start skating soon.
ImpactHe has been sidelined with a serious knee injury since the second game of the season and is currently on the long-term injured reserve list. Fraser's rough and tumble play has been missed on the Toronto blueline so the fact he is closing in on a return to the ice is a very good thing for the Buds.
Leafs move Mark Fraser (knee) to LTIR | 10/04/2013 11:20 AM
NewsMark Fraser (knee) has been moved to long-term injured reserve.
Paul Hendrick on Twitter
ImpactThat means he's expected to miss 24 days and 10 games because of the knee injury he sustained on Wednesday against Philadelphia. Fraser had 16 penalty minutes in two games for the Leafs this season.
Leafs place Mark Fraser on injured reserve | 10/03/2013 5:47 PM
NewsMark Fraser (knee) has been placed on Toronto's injured reserve list.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactHe suffered a twisted knee early in the third period of the Leafs' win in Philadelphia Wednesday night. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mark Fraser twists his knee Wednesday | 10/03/2013 11:17 AM
NewsMark Fraser suffered a twisted knee early in the third period of Toronto's win against Philadelphia Wednesday night.
ImpactHe was forced to leave the contest and didn't return. Fraser should be considered questionable to play on Saturday at this time, which could open the door for rookie Morgan Rielly to make his NHL debut.
Mark Fraser avoids arbitration with Leafs | 07/30/2013 10:26 AM
NewsThe Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Mark Fraser to a one-year/$1.275 million contract.
Tim Wharnsby on Twitter
ImpactFraser and the Maple Leafs had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Tuesday. The Maple Leafs had offered him $855,000 while Fraser had countered with $2 million. Fraser is projected to serve on Toronto's third pairing at best. While he certainly contributes defensively, he doesn't put up nearly enough points to make him worth looking at in standard leagues.
Leafs, Mark Fraser far apart on contract | 07/28/2013 4:39 PM
NewsA large gap remains in the Toronto Maple Leafs`arbitration case with defenseman Mark Fraser.
ImpactTSN reports that the Maple Leafs are offering Fraser $855,000 per year while the restricted free agent has requested $2 million per season. The two sides are scheduled to go before an arbitrator this Tuesday in Toronto. To date, 18 of the 21 arbitration-eligible players in the NHL have settled with their teams prior to an actual hearing. Fraser, 26, is coming off an eight assist campaign with the Leafs. In 143 career games Fraser has three goals and 13 assists. He's a career plus-20.
Mark Fraser's arbitration hearing is schedule | 07/16/2013 5:23 PM
NewsMark Fraser's arbitration hearing is scheduled for July 30.
ImpactFraser had eight points and 85 penalty minutes in 45 games with the Maple Leafs in 2013. He played under a one-year, two-way contract last season.
Mark Fraser heads to salary arbitration | 07/10/2013 5:46 PM
NewsMark Fraser has filed for salary arbitration.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactIt's the third time in the defenseman's career that he's done so, doing it twice with the Devils. He had eight assists and 85 penalty minutes with the Leafs.
Mark Fraser has history of arbitration claims | 07/07/2013 9:41 PM
NewsIf the reports are true, this will be the third time defenseman Mark Fraser files for salary arbitration.
Aaron Ward on Twitter
ImpactFraser twice filed for arbitration as a member of the New Jersey Devils and reached a settlement with the club before the arbitration hearing in both cases. Perhaps the blueliner is hoping the two sides can agree on some middle ground again this summer, but there's definitely a chance an arbitrator ends up establishing the 2013-14 salary for the restricted free agent.
Report: Mark Fraser to file for arbitration | 07/07/2013 4:54 PM
NewsToronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser will reportedly file for salary arbitration this summer, or at least go through part of the process (since players haven't made it to arbitration very often in the last few offseasons).
Aaron Ward on Twitter
ImpactHe finished 2013 with a nasty injury to his head, so it would be interesting to see if that factors into the decision. Between 45 regular season (eight assists) and four postseason (one helper), he was unable to register a single goal in 2013.
Leafs' Mark Fraser unsure if X-ray is real | 05/16/2013 4:52 PM
NewsMark Fraser isn't certain if the X-ray floating around the Internet, depicting his fractured skull, is real or not.
Impact"I haven't seen anything, but to be honest I can't bring any validity to anything," he said Thursday while sporting a nasty scar above his right eye. "I wasn't the one taking the picture and I haven't even seen it." Fraser suffered a frontal skull fracture when was struck by the puck in Game 4 against Boston. He is expected to be available in time for training camp.
No concussion or brain damage for Fraser | 05/16/2013 12:22 PM
NewsMark Fraser sustained a frontal skull fracture in Game 4 against Boston.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactHe didn't suffer brain damage, bleeding or a concussion though which is good news.
Mark Fraser had surgery, won't play in Gm 5 | 05/09/2013 1:24 PM
NewsMark Fraser underwent surgery Wednesday night to repair fracture between his eyes and the cranial area.
ImpactCoach Randy Carlyle said the big defenseman is recovering and resting at home, while texting and talking to his teammates Thursday morning. Fraser won't be available to play Friday night in Game 5 against the Bruins. He was injured after taking the puck to his forehead in Wednesday's loss to Boston.
Mark Fraser (face) bandaged, sent to hospital | 05/08/2013 11:35 PM
NewsMark Fraser (forehead) walked out of the Leafs locker room with a bandaged head, according to the Toronto Sun's Lance Hornby.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactFraser was struck in the forehead with a Milan Lucic slapshot in the third period, leaving a pool of blood on the ice. This is obviously promising news, as Hornby said he seemed to be walking "OK," too. James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail said Fraser has been sent to the hospital for further evaluation.
Mark Fraser takes puck to face, leaves Gm4 | 05/08/2013 9:28 PM
NewsMark Fraser left Wednesday's game after taking a puck to the forehead.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactNot again. Fraser was struck in the forehead by a slapshot from Bruins forward Milan Lucic. The rearguard was rushed off the ice, leaving a pool of blood behind. He had an assist in 12:49.
Mark Fraser moves to plus-10 on the year | 02/12/2013 11:28 AM
NewsMark Fraser picked up a plus-4 rating in Toronto's 5-2 win over Philadelphia Monday night.
ImpactThe 26-year-old blueliner is currently tied with Sheldon Souray for the top plus-minus rating among all defensemen at plus-10. Fraser has also chipped an assist, 24 penalty minutes and 32 hits. If you're in a league that makes use of these categories then Fraser could be a decent addition.
Mark Fraser makes Leafs debut | 01/22/2013 12:25 PM
NewsMark Fraser made his Toronto debut on Monday night.
ImpactHe logged 8:49 of ice time against Buffalo after serving as a healthy scratch in Saturday's opener versus Montreal. Fraser picked up five minutes for fighting Sabres forward Marcus Foligno and he was credited with two hits in the match. However, he is a depth defender on the team and isn't worth a spot on your roster.
| 01/22/2013 2:59 AM
NewsMark Fraser was called up from the minors on Monday January 21.
|12/08/2013||Tor||Bos||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||15 times-last:at Ott||last:Dec 7||0|
|Assists||1||at Pit||Nov 27||2|
|Points||1||at Pit||Nov 27||2|
|Penalty Minutes||14||at Mtl||Oct 1||14|
|Plus/Minus||1||3 times-last:at Mtl||last:Nov 30||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||15 times-last:at Ott||last:Dec 7||0|
|Power Play Points||0||15 times-last:at Ott||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||15 times-last:at Ott||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||15 times-last:at Ott||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shots||2||at Bos||Nov 9||3|
|Penalty Minutes||85||2012-13 (Tor)|
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