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.
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers