Born January 28, 1985 (age 27) in Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada
Center for the Los Angeles Kings
Upcoming birthday boy! Fraz played his midget days with the Pacific Vipers, and if you remember from two previous Men of the Day, he was there with Brent Seabrook, Troy Brouwer and (ick) Andrew Ladd. From there he played with the Red Deer Rebels, and for a while he was their captain. In his second season there he scored 52 points, and he was also picked in the 3rd round of the 2003 draft by the Los Angeles Kings. It was in that following season that he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, and after a final season in Red Deer in the 2004-05 season, he played a bit with the Milwaukee Admirals. In the 2006-07 season, he made his debut with the Hawks in the lone game he played with them.
He stayed in the AHL even when the Blackhawks switched teams to the Rockford IceHogs. He only played five games with the Hawks in the 2007-08 season, but the next year he made the team, and he was still with the team in that magical 2009-10 season. After that Cup season, the Blackhawks traded him to Edmonton for a future draft pick, and I’m sure he would’ve been great there had he not been injured and missed 15 games. And after all that, he was traded back to the team that drafted him, the Kings, for Ryan Smyth. There was a giant dustup about the trade because of Fraz’s injury, but everything’s settled and he’s been all right in L.A.
Two years ago on their Cup run, the Blackhawks had a bit of downtime, and Colin was tapped to show us just how they spent that time together:
I miss your hair.