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Matt Fraser | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
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Edmonton Oilers coach Todd Nelson is familiar with Matt Fraser's work in the minors.
"He's a guy who can shoot the puck," said Nelson of Fraser. "He scored his fair share of goals against us so I've seen him up close. He's a hard working guy who can find the back of the net." That was certainly true in the AHL, but Fraser got very little playing time with the Boston Bruins and consequently hasn't had much of an impact in the NHL. The Oilers claimed him off of waivers and it will be interesting to see if Nelson gives him the opportunity to play on a scoring line. Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:21:00 AM

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Matt Fraser has been claimed off of waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.

Fraser has three goals and no assists in 24 games with Boston this season. It's worth noting that he did excel offensively at the AHL level, but we wouldn't count on him finding his scoring touch in Edmonton. He might end up getting regular minutes as a bottom-six forward though.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:28:00 PM

The Boston Bruins waived Matt Fraser on Sunday.

Fraser isn't a fantasy difference-maker, so JFYI.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 02:41:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 08:43:00 AM

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.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:34:00 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.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 11:23:00 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.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 06:54:00 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.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 08:59:00 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.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 07:52:00 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."
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 08:18:00 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.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 01:27:00 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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 06:30:00 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.
Fri, May 16, 2014 01:19:00 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.
Sun, May 11, 2014 08:43:00 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.
Sat, May 10, 2014 09:19:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Derek Roy
3Anton Lander
4Leon Draisaitl
5Boyd Gordon
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Luke Gazdic
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Matt Fraser
5Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth