Matt Fraser must have been just as surprised as Bruins fans when he got the call-up to the Bruins. The injuries kept piling up for coach Claude Julien’s bunch, so Fraser was the next man to step in.
The right winger hasn’t played bad in his time with Boston, scoring his first NHL goal against the Nashville Predators. He has also dropped the gloves a few times, fitting right in with the Bruins’ tough, rugged style of play.
Once the team got healthy, Fraser was sent back down to Providence where he had 21 points (16 goals, 5 assists) in 23 games before his call up. He may have been called up due to the injury bug, but make no mistake about it, Fraser can play and he can score the puck. It will take time, but he will make an impact for the Black and Gold in years to come.