The Edmonton Oilers have added some fresh Stanley Cup experience to their roster.
This morning, Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini announced the acquisition of forward Colin Fraser from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Edmonton’s sixth-round draft choice in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Fraser was a fan favourite during his time with the Red Deer Rebels, from 2001 to 2005. In 269 career games with the Rebels, he tallied 214 points and 640 penalty minutes.
Fraser was a big part of the Blackhawks’ championship formula this season, recording 19 points and 44 penalty minutes in 70 games played during the regular season. He also appeared in three playoff games.
The 25-year-old Sicamous, B.C., native — set to become a restricted free agent on July 1 — just completed his fifth professional season, amassing 36 points and 108 penalty minutes in 157 career NHL games.
Fraser had a memorable junior career, helping Canada capture a gold medal at the 2005 world junior hockey championship in Grand Forks, N.D.