Fraser scored his first NHL goal this season and finished with three points in 12 games with Dallas. The 23-year-old was second in scoring for the Texas Stars of the AHL with 46 points (33 goals, 13 assists) in 62 games. He had two goals in the AHL playoffs.
Gaunce split the AHL season between Lake Erie and Texas. He had 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) with 98 penalty minutes in 70 games. The 23-year-old was acquired from Colorado for forward Tomas Vincour in April. He skated in 11 games for the Avalanche in 2010-11 and scored a goal.
When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.
— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions