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
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
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."