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Matt Fraser | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204

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Matt Fraser was a healthy scratch Friday night.
He sat in the press box for the Bruins' 2-1 overtime win over the Jets. It appears that David Pastrnak's presence is squeezing Fraser out for now. If you have Fraser on your roster feel free to drop him. Nov 29 - 8:43 AM

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Matt Fraser will be a healthy scratch Monday night when the Bruins host the Penguins.

After dressing up Saturday versus the Islanders, the Bruins winger will have to watch from the stands Monday night with Brad Marchand returning to the lineup. Fraser has recorded three goals in 14 games played for Boston so far. Marchand's return also sent Seth Griffith back to the minors.
Nov 24 - 5:34 PM

Matt Fraser scored twice to lead the Bruins to a 4-2 win over the Senators on Saturday night.

David Krejci was a late scratch, and Fraser drew into the lineup as a result. This is akin to a baseball player getting an unexpected start and having a career game out of the eighth spot in the order. Fraser’s two goals upped his career total to five. The 24-year-old has offensive upside, he just needs to crack the lineup on a consistent basis. Dennis Seidenberg and Brad Marchand picked up the other goals. Carl Soderberg had two assists.
Nov 1 - 11:23 PM

Matt Fraser was an extra during Sunday's practice, suggesting he might be a healthy scratch Monday night.

"You've got to make the coach put you on the ice and for me, it was probably an easy decision for him to say, 'No, Fraz doesn't deserve to go,'" Fraser said. "It's hard to look in the mirror and recognize that 'No I don't deserve to be in the lineup.' That alone is very frustrating. But I've been here before, I know how to work myself out of these things and it's just a matter of time." Boston may insert Seth Griffith and Jordan Caron into the lineup against Colorado. David Krejci might also be ready to play after missing the first three contests of the year due to injury.
Oct 13 - 6:54 AM

Matt Fraser appears to be staying with the Boston Bruins for the start of the season.

"I think it is pretty obvious that he's making a statement," said coach Claude Julien. "If he plays the way he has been on a consistent basis, I don't think anybody is going to keep him out of this league. He's finishing his check, he's getting into the dirty areas, he playing a heavy, gritty game and he has the size to do it. And he has a good set of hands to top it off." Fraser has a couple of preseason goals and he joined Carl Soderberg and Chris Kelly on the third line recently. That could be a combination that opens the regular season.
Sep 29 - 8:59 AM

Matt Fraser continues to play well in his audition for a roster spot in Boston.

He skated on the Bruins' first line alongside David Krejci and Loui Eriksson in place of the injured Milan Lucic in Friday night's 5-4 overtime loss and scored a beautiful goal, his second this week. Claude Julien is certainly taking notice of Fraser's fine play. "He's not afraid to go to the front of the net, even without his helmet," said Julien. "He went there and got his nose dirty. There are things Matt has been doing now that were pretty impressive." The fact that Reilly Smith is not in camp helps Fraser. He could line up as a top nine forward to start the season and with a good showing might stay there all year. If he plays alongside Carl Soderberg on Boston's third line, it is possible he could register 40 points. Of course, Fraser is on a two-way contract, which makes his tenure in Boston somewhat unsettled.
Sep 27 - 7:52 AM

The Bruins have put Matt Fraser on David Krejci’s left wing to open training camp.

Once the season starts, it will be Milan Lucic on Krejci’s left, but it’s clear that the Bruins want to see what Fraser can do with a playmaking center. "You hear about potential spots for openings," said Fraser. "I feel like I’ve done what I can to put myself in a position to succeed."
Sep 21 - 8:18 AM

Matt Fraser has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Boston Bruins.

Fraser had two goals in 14 games with Boston in 2013-14. He also had 20 goals and 30 points in 44 contests. He'll have a tough time making the Bruins' opening game roster, but he can't be ruled out entirely.
Sep 5 - 1:27 PM

Matt Fraser has a chance to crack the Bruins' roster out of training camp, but is in a tough competition trying to make a deep team that's built to win and has a few other prospects on the cusp.

Fraser's body is NHL ready at 6’2 and 202 pounds. The 24 year old also boasts a terrific shot can play tough, especially below the faceoff dots. But if the physically imposing winger can't catch on full-time with the Bruins, he'll likely receive top minutes in the AHL as well as an NHL call-up depending on injuries.
Aug 16 - 6:30 PM

Matt Fraser suffered a broken foot during the playoffs.

Fraser 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.
May 16 - 1:19 PM

Matt Fraser followed up his memorable NHL playoffs debut with an assist in Boston's 4-2 victory on Saturday.

Fraser scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 4. Going into this series, he had just 27 games worth of NHL experience.
May 11 - 8:43 AM

Matt Fraser, who scored the overtime winning goal Thursday night, has earned another start.

The 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.
May 10 - 9:19 AM

Coach Claude Julien was pleased with Matt Fraser's performance in Thursday's 1-0 overtime win against Montreal in Game 4.

"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.
May 9 - 7:13 AM

Matt 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.

Fraser'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.
May 8 - 10:49 PM

Matt Fraser has been recalled by Boston.

The 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.
May 8 - 10:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Simon Gagne
5Daniel Paille
6Anthony Camara
7Craig Cunningham
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
4Seth Griffith
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
9Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg