DetroitRedWings.com’s Arthur J. Regner examines defensive prospect Cole Fraser’s 2017-18 season “numbers” this morning. Fraser had an up-and-down season with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes thanks to injuries and a suspension, but his pluck and toughness are two of his best qualities:
Quotable: “He was like a lot of our players, he missed time with injuries. He received a big hit two-thirds of the way through the season and the player that hit him was suspended 10 games. So, he missed a big chunk of the second half and it didn’t leave a good taste in his mouth as he finished on an injury. It was an in-between year for him because he was in and out of the lineup with injuries. We have a new coach and the way he wants the D to play, it’s going to fit Cole nicely. He’s a big, strong, good-skating defenseman. We want the D to play up ice and be physical, which is right in Cole’s wheelhouse. We expect him to have a pretty good year. We expect him and Zach (Gallant) to be 19-year-old leaders on the team going forward.” – Andrew Verner, Peterborough Petes assistant coach (interim head coach last year from January-April).