Oilers Trade: Oilers Trade With Hawks For Colin Fraser

June 24th, 2010 by Alex Thomas Leave a reply »
Today the Edmonton Oilers began the rebuilding roster wise. They have made many moves in the front office and coaching wise, but had yet to make a trade or buyout. The NHL draft is tomorrow night in L.A., and the Oilers know that moves will have to be made. They started out making a small trade late last night, but it comes as no surprise. Oilers GM Steve Tambellini said he wanted to make the third and fourth lines better and he has started doing that with this deal.

The Oilers trade a sixth round draft pick (151st overall) to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for center Colin Fraser. Fraser is 6'1'' 190 lbs and played in 70 games this past season for the Hawks, he also played in three playoff games. During the regular season, Fraser scored seven goals, adding 12 assists for a total of 19 points in the regular season. He failed to register a point during the NHL playoff games he played in.

The most important stat for the Oilers here is Fraser's face-off percentage. Why? It has been an area of need for the Oilers for a few seasons, and is something that must be addressed by next season. Fraser was 48.8 percent in the face-off circle last season, and i ...

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