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.
I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team. A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.
— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres