Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Iain Fraser
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Oshawa Legionnaires ON-Jr.B 31 18 22 40 119
1986-87 Oshawa Generals OHL 5 2 1 3 0
1986-87 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 1 0 0 0 2
1987-88 Oshawa Generals OHL 16 4 4 8 22 6 2 3 5 2
1988-89 Oshawa Generals OHL 62 33 57 90 87 6 2 8 10 12
1989-90 Oshawa Generals OHL 56 40 65 105 75 17 10 22 32 8
1989-90 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 4 3 7 10 2
1990-91 Capital District Islanders AHL 32 5 13 18 16
1990-91 Richmond Renegades ECHL 3 1 1 2 0
1991-92 Capital District Islanders AHL 45 9 11 20 24
1992-93 New York Islanders NHL 7 2 2 4 2 -1
1992-93 Capital District Islanders AHL 74 41 69 110 16 4 0 1 1 0
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 60 17 20 37 23 -5
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -3
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 3 0 3 0 +3
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Canada WC-A 8 2 7 9 8
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 12 1 1 2 4 +1 4 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Springfield Falcons AHL 53 24 47 71 27 6 0 6 6 2
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
1996-97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 57 27 33 60 24
1997-98 Kansas City Blades IHL 77 16 44 60 45 -6 11 2 6 8 6
1998-99 SC Herisau Swiss-2
1998-99 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 15 4 5 9 2
1999-00 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 68 20 33 53 30
2000-01 Berlin Capitals Germany 59 19 25 44 24 3 0 2 2 35
2001-02 Frankfurt Lions Germany 41 5 19 24 45
2002-03 Sheffield Steelers Britain 3 1 2 3 2 4 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 94 23 23 46 31 4 0 0 0 0


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1990)
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (1990)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1993)
Signed as a free agent by Quebec, August 3, 1993. Traded to Dallas by Quebec for Dallas' 7th round choice (Dan Hinote) in 1996 Entry Draft, January 31, 1995. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Dallas, March 3, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, October 11, 1995. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 1, 1996.