This is the first installment of my player reviews for 2009/2010. This will be a daily feature were I review a players numbers and overall contribution to the team over the past season.
After much debate, it’s been decided to go in number order so without further delay, let’s look at #2, defenseman Mark Fraser.
Fraser’s Numbers: Mark played in 61 games this season for the Devils and had 3 goals and 3 assists and was a +3 and had 36 penalty minutes which included 4 major penalties.
My Thoughts: Fraser spent the last 3 seasons playing for Albany/Lowell so this was his first season with the big boys. Fraser started out well as he got his first NHL point/goal in the first game he appeared in which was on Oct. 24th @ Pittsburgh. He would be in an out of the lineup as the season progressed, I never really looked at Fraser as an integral part of our defense scheme. I think Lemaire looked at him the same way because Fraser only played one game in the series against the Flyers and then sat out the final 2 games of that series.
Fraser’s Future: He’s a young kid and probably has some decent potential. As a whole, I wasn’t overly thrilled with what the Devils defense brought to the table but Fraser is a guy I would consider hanging on to. Being that he is young and has had more experience in the AHL, I do want to see how he plays with guys like Matt Corrente and Tyler Eckford, so yes, lets keep him.