Being part of a Stanley Cup championship team two years ago as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks was a special time in Colin Fraser’s National Hockey League career.
Winning his second Monday night as a member of the Los Angeles Kings was even better.
A product of the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, Fraser played seven minutes in the fourth line role, and was on the ice as time expired in a 6-1 Kings victory that clinched the Stanley Cup final in six games.
A healthy scratch in Game Six two years ago, he watched from the press box as the Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime to celebrate a Cup win.
“Winning in Chicago was nice, but to play is even better,” said Fraser in a post-game interview on Hockey Night in Canada.
The 27-year-old didn’t have much time to celebrate his first Stanley Cup victory, as he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers just two weeks after Chicago won the 2010 championship.
His rights were traded to the Kings a year ago, but a foot injury kept him off the active roster for the first 15 games of the season.
“I didn’t know what was going to happen, or where I was going to be,” he said. “I was damaged goods. But here I am a year later, and I’m lifting the Cup. What more could I ask for?”