The New Jersey Devils
avoided arbitration with defensemen Mark Fraser
, as they signed the restricted free agent to a one-year contract Wednesday. According to The (Bergen) Record, the one-way contract will pay Fraser $500,000.
Fraser, 23, had 3 goals, 3 assists and 36 penalty minutes in 61 games for the Devils last season. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Ottawa native also appeared in one postseason contest and was held scoreless.
Selected in the third round (No. 84) by New Jersey in the 2005 Entry Draft, Fraser is 3-3-6 with 43 penalty minutes in 68 NHL games.