The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Chase Fraser to a one-year deal, pending league approval.
Fraser (6’1”, 205 lbs., 8/3/1995) finished the 2018-19 season setting career highs in games played (16), goals (29), assists (15), points (44), loose balls recovered (84) and faceoffs won (123). The Bandits’ primary faceoff man, Fraser ranked 10th in the NLL in faceoffs won and scored more goals than any other player that took at least 10 draws. Last season, Fraser became the second player in franchise history to score two overtime goals in a season and two consecutive overtime goals since John Tavares did so in 2010.
Fraser, a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, has totaled 58 points (37+21) in 25 career games with Buffalo after being selected by the team in the second round (13th overall) of the 2017 NLL Entry Draft.
Prior to joining the Bandits, Fraser was named the Western Lacrosse Association Rookie of the Year after posting 52 points (30+22) with the Nanaimo Timbermen. Fraser played one year of collegiate lacrosse at Neumann University, recording 79 points (66+13) in 14 games. His 66 goals (3rd), 79 points (5th) and 115 ground balls (1st) all rank in the top-five in Neumann single-season history.