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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 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

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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

Matt Fraser scored for Boston in a 4-2 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.

He has two goals in 14 appearances this season, while averaging just 9:39 of ice time.
Jan 10 - 7:40 AM

Matt 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.

But 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."
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 09:14:00 AM

Matt Fraser picked up his first career NHL fight Thursday night against Buffalo.

He 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.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Simon Gagne
5Daniel Paille
6Anthony Camara
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
10David Warsofsky
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg