Matt Fraser – Overseas Journey
Matt Fraser played in 13 games in the NHL before being included in the Seguin deal. He recorded one goal and three points in that time, averaging 11:!1 of ice time and recording 18 shots. When he was traded to Boston, he showed some promise as a bottom-six player. In 38 games, he scored five goals and no assists, but his desire to play in the NHL was evident. Fraser was eventually placed on waivers, resulting in the Oilers claiming him and playing him for 36 games when he scored five goals and nine points in 2014-15.
Fraser played in the AHL for a bit with the Manitoba Moose and Rockford IceHogs in 2015-16. Unfortunately, he was ultimately unable to crack an NHL roster and left to play in Sweden with Rogle BK.
One Final Review
Despite receiving a defensive prospect who never played a game and a player who played in just 62 games in Dallas, the Stars proved to be the ultimate winners of the deal from a sheer point perspective. Even when they sent four players to the Bruins in return – all of whom have played in over 60 NHL contests.
Between Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, Joe Morrow and Matt Fraser, the Bruins accumulated 490 games, 102 goals, 150 assists and 252 points. The Stars, on the other hand, accumulated 346 games, 135 goals, 188 assists and 323 points between Seguin, Peverley and Button.
Before ever doing the math, it was clear the Bruins lost the deal. In fact, it was pretty clear the second the trade was announced that the Bruins were likely going to regret this deal for years to come. Fast forward four years and the deal has only looked worse for a Boston team still looking to find its identity.