Marlies coach Dallas Eakins was on Toronto radio yesterday morning. He coached the West at the AHL all star game, and had some high praise for Fraser. Said he was one of the few "on another level" in the game.
Hundred Degree Hockey has learned late today that forward Austin Fyten will be joining the Texas Stars on a professional tryout contract (PTO). Fyten was in camp with Texas and has spent the season in Idaho. Through 43 games, he has 14 goals, 26 assists and a plus-17 rating. The first year left winger out of the ECHL has 22 points in the last 14 games for Idaho. The forward will join Texas at an opportune time for both, as injuries in Dallas and Texas have hampered the club from icing a full complement on their forward lines. Texas dressed no more than eleven forwards for several games prior to the All-Star Break.