A Few Notes On Mark Fraser's Year With The Maple Leafs

It’s a Thursday night, and I have nothing better to do. So what do I do to kill time? Well, I dig up random stats that many fans don’t care about. However, if you’re reading this, you’ll learn a thing or two about Mark Fraser’s year with the Maple Leafs.

NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: September 29, 1986  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6′ 4″ BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: New Jersey Devils/ 2005 NHL Entry Draft
SHOOTS: Left ROUND: 3rd   (84thoverall)

With the Leafs losing Fraser due to a facial fracture, which he suffered in Game 4, I thought I’d look at what he’s done for the team this year, and I can say: He’s been quite impressive.

Many fans don’t realize how good Fraser has been for the Maple Leafs this season, and I don’t think he’s gotten enough credit for his outstanding work. So with that, here are a few notes I put together this evening.

(45 regular season games, 4 Playoff games for a total of 49 games played  in 2013 with the Leafs.)

  •  Fraser has been great for the Maple Leafs in the blocked shot department, as he leads the team with 17 in four games played vs. Boston during the first round of the playoffs.
  • In the 49 games played this season, Fraser also leads the team in blocked shots with an impressive total of 119.

  • I’m not the biggest fan of the plus / minus stat, but it’s worth noting that he leads the team with +19 in 49 games played.
  • Fraser Finished 17th in the league with a plus / minus of +18 in 45 games played during the regular season. 
  • It’s also impressive that Fraser has a total of 162 hits in 49 games played. 
  • Fraser also had a total of 9 fights during the regular season, and was voted the winner of 6 of them, according to HockeyFights

You can say what you want about the 26-year-old defenseman, but at the end of the day he’s played a key factor in the Maple Leafs’ success this year.

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