August 13, 2007

Jr . | F | Port Huron, Mich.

Fraser's leadership qualities and offensive potential make him an important player for Harvard this season.


Key Statistics: Fraser has scored 16 points in each of his first two seasons at Harvard. He was a member of the United States team in last year's IIHF World Jr. Championship and was an alternate captain.

What He Does: Fraser's well-rounded game and tenacity have allowed him to play a variety of roles in his two years at Harvard. He has been part of a shutdown defensive line and has also played three different positions on the Harvard power play. He was a team captain while playing for the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor prior to attending Harvard.

The Bigger Picture: Harvard needs to score more goals, and Fraser will be expected to increase his offensive production. Graduated senior Kevin Du led the team in scoring with 25 points in 33 games last year. Six senior forwards will be a part of the 2007-08 roster including Mike Taylor and Jon Pelle. Better offensive depth and experience should help the Crimson light the lamp.

Harvard assistant coach Sean McCann on Fraser's potential for 2007-08: "He brings a complete game where he is reliable defensively and also competes harder than almost every other guy. His desire and determination around the net is unmatched. He's been on our power play at the point, in front of the net, and on the half boards and when he drives the net hard, he can produce more offense."

— Joe Gladziszewski