Fraser has two assists and 30 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Kings this season. In 358 NHL games with the Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks, he has 58 points (20 goals, 38 assists) and 290 penalty minutes.
This will be Fraser's first stint in the AHL since 2007-08, when he had 17 goals, 24 assists and 165 penalty minutes in 75 games with the Rockford IceHogs.
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals