The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forwards Patrice Cormier and Matt Fraser on one-year, two-way deals, both worth an annual average value of $650,000.
Cormier, 25, has been a member of the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets organization for the past five seasons. Last year, Cormier played one game for the Jets and has five points (1g, 4a) in 50 career NHL games. The native of Moncton, NB had 21 points (12g, 9a) in 47 games for St. John’s last season and has a career total of 96 points (48g, 48a) in 210 AHL games. He was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round 54th overall at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Fraser, 25, split last season between the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins totaling nine points (5g, 4a) in 36 games. The Red Deer, AB native has played in 87 NHL games in four seasons with Dallas, Boston, and Edmonton where he’s collected 16 points (11g, 5a) to go along with 131 points (90g, 41a) in 181 AHL games with Peoria, Texas, and Providence.
28-Patrice Cormier Centre Born Jun 14 1990 -- Moncton, NB Height 6.02 -- Weight 215 -- Shoots L
Matt Fraser Right Wing Born: May 20 1990 -- Red Deer, AB Height 6.01 -- Weight 204 -- Shoots L