Fraser is an undrafted free agent, so the Stars are taking a chance on him.
He is a left-handed left wing, but they actually need a few at the lower level.
He's a big kid at 6-2, 218, and he could be a nice project for the Stars.
He is expected to stay in Kootenay for the rest of the season and his three-year entry level contract will begin when he starts his career at the pro level.
Here is the press release:
Frisco, Tex. - The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed left wing Matt Fraser to a three-year entry level contract. He is currently playing for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Fraser, 20, has skated in 20 games for Kootenay so far this season, ranking second on the club in points with 19 (9g, 10a), and penalty minutes (35), and tied for fourth on the club in plus/minus (+12). He played in 65 games for the Ice last season, posting 56 points (32g, 24a) and 117 penalty minutes. The Red Deer, Alberta, native also dressed in two games for the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2009-10, going scoreless.
The Dallas Stars will face the San Jose Sharks at American Airlines Center Thursday at 7:30 pm CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).