Jul 1, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT
NHL teams are raiding the lower depths of the Chicago Blackhawks’ roster like an alcoholic burns through a hotel mini-bar. The latest departure is marginal center Colin Fraser, whom the Edmonton Oilers signed to a two-year, $1.65 million contract.
Fraser played in 70 games for Chicago during the 09-10 season, putting up seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points. My guess is that Chicago will find a way to replace his minimal production.
The 25-year-old Sicamous, British Columbia native just completed his fifth professional season, amassing 36 points (13-23-36) and 108 penalty minutes in 157 career NHL games.
Fraser had a stellar junior career which was highlighted by helping Canada capture a gold medal at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 269 career games with the Western Hockey League’s Red Deer Rebels, he tallied 214 points (74-140-214) and 640 penalty minutes.
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