|Assets:||An industrious worker, he has NHL size and a proven track record for scoring points at lower levels. Is versatile enough to play either wing position. Plays a physical brand of hockey.|
|Flaws:||Can take bad penalties that hurt his team, so he needs greater discipline going forward. Also needs more work on his skating. May be limited offensively at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile winger with some upside.|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2012-13|
|WHL||Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy||2009-10|
|12/29/2014||Claimed off waivers from the Boston Bruins.|
|12/28/2014||Placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins.|
|9/05/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Boston Bruins to a one-year two-way contract.|
|6/30/2014||Boston Bruins tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/08/2014||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|1/12/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|12/08/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|9/28/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|7/04/2013||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|6/24/2013||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars to a one-year two-way contract.|
|4/26/2013||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|4/02/2013||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|3/11/2013||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|3/08/2013||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|2/28/2013||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|2/18/2013||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|2/24/2012||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|2/22/2012||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|1/25/2012||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|1/22/2012||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|9/28/2011||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|11/18/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars to three-year entry level contract.|
|9/20/2010||Released by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|9/02/2010||Invited to prospect camp by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|12/29/2014||Claimed by the Edmonton Oilers off waivers from the Boston Bruins.|
|7/04/2013||Boston Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.|
|11/18/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars.|
Bruins left wing Matt Fraser scored twice in the second period on Saturday to lead Boston over Ottawa, 4-2. | 11/01/2014 10:26 PM
NewsBruins left wing Matt Fraser scored twice in the second period on Saturday to lead Boston over Ottawa, 4-2.
ImpactIt was the first two goals of the season for Fraser. Carl Soderberg had assists on each score. Fraser was also plus-one with five shots on goal.
Matt Fraser had a broken foot in the playoffs | 05/16/2014 1:19 PM
NewsMatt Fraser suffered a broken foot during the playoffs.
Fluto Shinzawa on Twitter
ImpactFraser played through the injury, scoring a goal and an assist in four games. He might require surgery. Assuming he's fine in time for training camp though, he'll be worth keeping an eye on as he competes for a spot on the team's opening game roster.
Fraser picks up an assist in 2nd playoff game | 05/11/2014 8:43 AM
NewsMatt Fraser followed up his memorable NHL playoffs debut with an assist in Boston's 4-2 victory on Saturday.
CSN New England
ImpactFraser scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 4. Going into this series, he had just 27 games worth of NHL experience.
Fraser earns another game | 05/10/2014 9:19 AM
NewsMatt Fraser, who scored the overtime winning goal Thursday night, has earned another start.
ImpactThe 23-year-old winger, who spent most of the season in the AHL, will suit up Saturday night when the Bruins face off against the Canadiens at the TD Center. It will be tough for Fraser to top what he did in Game 4, though.
Matt Fraser makes impressive playoff debut | 05/09/2014 7:13 AM
NewsCoach Claude Julien was pleased with Matt Fraser's performance in Thursday's 1-0 overtime win against Montreal in Game 4.
Impact"I liked his game. Not because he scored but his whole game," said Julien. "He seemed to be strong on the puck, making some good decisions, turning pucks over and seemed to be skating well. It was nice to see that happen, but the GM (Peter Chiarelli) probably deserves that credit. He's the one that called him up." Fraser was making his first career NHL playoff appearance and scored the game-winning goal in overtime.
Matt Fraser the unlikely hero in Game 4 | 05/08/2014 10:49 PM
NewsMatt Fraser's goal at 1:17 of overtime broke a 0-0 deadlock and gave the Bruins a 1-0 win over Montreal Thursday night.
ImpactFraser's buried a loose puck in the crease that eluded the grasp of goaltender Carey Price to even the series at 2-2 as they head back to Boston for Game 5. Carl Soderberg and Johnny Boychuk drew assists on the tally.
Boston calls up Matt Fraser | 05/08/2014 10:09 AM
NewsMatt Fraser has been recalled by Boston.
ImpactThe Providence Bruins are in Round 2 of the AHL playoffs and Fraser posted five points (three goals, two assists) in the previous round. He had two goals in 14 NHL appearances during the regular season.
Matt Fraser pots his 2nd goal of the year | 01/10/2014 7:40 AM
NewsMatt Fraser scored for Boston in a 4-2 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.
ImpactHe has two goals in 14 appearances this season, while averaging just 9:39 of ice time.
Tough start for Bruins' prospect Matt Fraser | 12/21/2013 9:14 AM
NewsMatt Fraser has scored the most goals in the AHL over the last three seasons, so the 23-year-old winger knows what is expected of him during any stint at the NHL level.
CSN New England
ImpactBut the goals haven't fallen for Fraser quite yet after five games with the Bruins as a reinforcement amid frontline injuries, and he's gone pointless with just six shots on net in the aforementioned five games. "I think I've played okay, but I'm not content. Obviously I'm looking for a little more production out of myself," said Fraser. "I think I've been doing the little things right. Chipping pucks in, and chipping pucks out. I've been making sure I'm in the right spots on the ice in both zones. But I'm a guy that knows what he needs to do to succeed, and knows what I can do out there. When I don't get the results I'm looking for, I'm probably the hardest person on myself."
Matt Fraser tangles with Foligno Thurs. night | 12/20/2013 9:17 AM
NewsMatt Fraser picked up his first career NHL fight Thursday night against Buffalo.
ImpactHe dropped the gloves with Marcus Foligno in the first period. "I'll never be mistaken for a fighter, but anything I can do to help stay in the lineup or help get the momentum our way, I'm definitely willing to do that," said Fraser. "I definitely don't want to be known as a one-dimensional player. Those top-six guys can do it all. You look at Looch and he can literally do it all. And (Jarome) Iginla can do it all. It's something you strive for." Fraser has skated in five games with Boston this season, where he has no points and six shots.
Boston promotes Matt Fraser | 12/08/2013 9:15 AM
NewsMatt Fraser has been summoned by the Boston Bruins.
CSN New England
ImpactFraser has 16 goals and 21 points in 23 AHL games this season. He had three points in 12 contests with Boston in 2013.
Stars deal Matt Fraser to Boston | 07/04/2013 3:45 PM
NewsMatt Fraser is now a member of the Boston Bruins.
ImpactHe was acquired from Dallas in a seven-player deal, which sent Tyler Seguin to the Stars. Fraser netted 33 goals and posted 46 points in 62 games with AHL Texas last season, but he produced just one goal and two assists in 12 NHL outings with Dallas.
Stars sign Matt Fraser to 1-year deal | 06/24/2013 6:08 PM
NewsMatt Fraser has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Dallas.
ImpactFraser shared time between Dallas and the team's AHL affiliate in Texas during 2013. He had one goal and two assists in 12 NHL games and 46 points in 62 contests in the minors.
Matt Fraser and Jordie Benn healthy scratches | 04/22/2013 8:04 AM
NewsMatt Fraser and Jordie Benn were healthy scratches for the Stars on Sunday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactWhile Fraser has only one assist in nine games after scoring 33 goals in the AHL this season but coach Glen Gulutzan has been quite impressed with the youngster. "I've watched Matty quite a bit, and he's not going to wow you with 100 different things," Gulutzan said. "He's a quick-strike guy, and he hasn't had a lot of opportunities to bury pucks. He has an incredible shot and incredible release, and he needs to find those areas in the NHL to get his shot away. That's part of the learning process." Fraser could be someone to look at in a couple of years in fantasy hockey as he knows how to score.
Matt Fraser gets called up by Dallas | 04/03/2013 9:59 AM
NewsThe Dallas Stars have summoned Matt Fraser.
ImpactFraser has 33 goals and 46 points in 62 games with AHL Texas this season. He also has a goal in four career games with Dallas.
Dallas returns Matt Fraser to AHL | 03/11/2013 7:04 PM
NewsMatt Fraser was returned to the minors Monday.
ImpactHe has one goal in three games this season with Dallas.
Dallas promotes Matt Fraser | 03/08/2013 1:29 PM
NewsMatt Fraser has been summoned by the Dallas Stars.
ImpactFraser has 27 goals and 39 points in 54 AHL games this season. The 22-year-old has a goal in three career NHL contests.
Stars assign Matt Fraser to AHL | 02/28/2013 6:10 PM
NewsMatt Fraser has been assigned to AHL Texas.
ImpactIn two games with Dallas this season, Fraser produced a goal and a plus-2 rating.
Stars coach says Matt Fraser deserves chance | 02/20/2013 2:48 PM
NewsIt's not clear if Matt Fraser will get into a game right off the bat after being called up from the Texas Stars earlier this week, but there's no doubt he deserves some consideration.
Impact"Who has scored more goals in the American League over the past two years?" Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said after Tuesday's practice in McKinney. Fraser has scored 61 goals in 124 games over the last two seasons for the Texas Stars. He ranked second in the AHL last season with 37 goals in 73 games, and he's tied for fourth in the league with 24 in 51 games this season. Over the past two seasons, no one has scored more goals in the AHL than Fraser. "He certainly earned his chance to get a try up here," said Gulutzan. "Whether we get him in or not, we'll make those decisions when they come. Certainly he is deserving of being here and he is a quality individual. We're having success with young guys, and at some point he is going to get a chance."
Matt Fraser joins the Dallas Stars | 02/18/2013 6:55 PM
NewsThe Dallas Stars have summoned Matt Fraser.
Mike Heika on Twitter
ImpactFraser has 24 goals and 11 assists in 51 AHL games in 2012-13. He might play in his second career NHL game on Thursday.
Matt Fraser scores twice Saturday | 01/05/2013 11:56 PM
NewsMatt Fraser scored two goals in the Texas Stars' 5-2 victory over the Peoria Rivermen.
ImpactFraser has 14 goals and 17 points in 34 AHL games this season. He had 37 goals and 55 points in 73 AHL contests in 2011-12.
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|Goals||2||vs. Ott||Nov 1||1|
|Assists||2||vs. Buf||Jan 29||0|
|Points||3||vs. Buf||Jan 29||1|
|Penalty Minutes||5||at Mtl||Nov 13||5|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Buf||Jan 29||1|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Cgy||Dec 31||0|
|Power Play Points||1||at Cgy||Dec 31||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||45 times-last:at Min||last:Feb 24||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||45 times-last:at Min||last:Feb 24||0|
|Shots||5||vs. Ott||Nov 1||3|
|Penalty Minutes||10||2013-14 (Bos)|
|Plus/Minus||0||3 times-last: 2013-14 (Bos)|
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