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.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday