Forward Jimmy Fraser Signs PTO from ECHL's Reading

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have signed forward Jimmy Fraser to a Professional Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 22 players on their roster, including 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Fraser, 22, is in his first professional campaign following four collegiate seasons with the Harvard University Crimson. After participating in Providence's training camp, the center began this year with the ECHL's Reading Royals, where he appeared in six games and tallied his first and only pro point with an assist on October 17 against the Elmira Jackals.

At Harvard, Fraser registered 54 points (15g, 39a) and 162 penalty minutes in 128 contests. His best offensive seasons came as a freshman and sophomore, recording 16 points in each year. As a freshman, he led the Crimson in rookie scoring and tallied a career-best 13 assists in a personal-high 35 games. As a sophomore, he scored a career-high six goals. In his senior season, Fraser was selected as Harvard's team captain. In each of his final three seasons, he was a member of the ECAC All-Academic Team.

Outside of school, Fraser was a member of the U.S.A. Hockey World Juniors Bronze Medal winning team in 2007, and he was selected as an alternate captain of the U.S. National World Junior Team that same year. The undrafted forward is a native of Port Huron, Michigan.

The P-Bruins return to action this weekend with three games beginning tonight on the road at the Manchester Monarchs at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow in Connecticut versus the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7 p.m. Providence wraps up the weekend at home on Sunday by hosting the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 4:05 p.m. for a Family Game. Fans can purchase one ticket, hot dog and soda for one low price. To purchase 2009-10 season tickets, Flex Tix or individual game tickets, please call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to providencebruins.com.