LOS ANGELES – The Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract with center Colin Fraser, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Fraser, 27, had eight points (2-6=8) and 67 penalty minutes in 67 regular season games with the Kings this past season, his first in Los Angeles. He also appeared in 18 of the Kings 20 postseason games, totaling two points (1-1=2) and four penalty minutes for the Stanley Cup Champions.
The Kings acquired Fraser from Edmonton for Ryan Smyth and a seventh-round selection in the 2012 NHL Draft on June 26, 2011. Because of off-season surgery, Fraser was a non-roster player and out of the line-up until he was activated from that list and made his Kings debut vs. Vancouver on Nov. 10. The 6-1, 191-pound native of Surrey, British Columbia, entered the line-up that night and went on to play in all remaining 67 regular season games for the Kings.
Fraser was the Kings nominee for the 2012 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually by the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) to a player who exhibits the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey.
Selected in the third-round (69th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Fraser has recorded 49 points (18-31=49) and 235 penalty in 291 career NHL regular season games with the Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks. He was also a member of the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks in 2010, and in 23 career NHL postseason games, he has recorded two points (1-1=2) and six penalty minutes.