Centres Iain Fraser played one full season and part of four others in the 1990s. He was a consistent scorer in junior and the minors but made an impact in the NHL only during the 1993-94 season.
The Scarborough, Ontario native played junior with the OHL's Oshawa Generals and captained the team to the Memorial Cup in 1990. He totaled 195 points his last two years of junior and was chosen 233rd overall by the New York Islanders in the 1989 Entry Draft. Fraser spent his first three pro seasons in the minors with the AHL's Capital District Islanders and the Richmond Renegades of the ECHL. In 1992-93 he scored four points in seven games for New York as an injury fill-in.
After scoring 110 points in the AHL in 1992-93, Fraser yearned for a chance to take his game to the next level. He was signed as a free agent by the Quebec Nordiques and scored 37 points in 60 games for the young but improving club. The owners' lockout interrupted his momentum and Fraser was traded to the Dallas Stars as the schedule was about to resume in January 1995. A few weeks later the Edmonton Oilers claimed him on waivers. In the end, he played only 13 NHL games but his season was salvaged when he scored nine points in seven games when Canada won the bronze medal at the 1995 World Championships.
Fraser spent time with the Winnipeg Jets' and San Jose Sharks' organizations. Most of his ice time was picked up in the minors where he was a solid player in the AHL and IHL. He later moved to Germany and suited up for the Schwenningen club in 2000-01.