The Winnipeg Jets, parent club of the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, have agreed to terms with forwards Matt Fraser and Patrice Cormier on one-year, two-way deals, both worth an annual average value of $650,000.
Fraser, 25, split last season split last season between the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins, totaling five goals and four assists in 36 games. The native of Red Deer, Alta., has played in 87 NHL games with Edmonton, Boston and Dallas, collecting 11 goals and five assists for 16 points.
A two-time AHL All-Star, Fraser has skated in 181 career AHL games with Providence, Texas and Peoria, notching 90 goals and 41 assists for 131 points. He was a Second Team AHL All-Star at left wing in 2012-13.
Cormier, 25, has been a member of the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets organization for the past five seasons. Last year, Cormier skated in 47 games for the Jets’ AHL affiliate in St. John’s, tallying 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points. He also appeared in one NHL games for Winnipeg.
Over his career, Cormier has totaled one goal and four assists for five points in 50 NHL games, adding 48 goals and 48 assists for 96 points in 210 AHL contests. Cormier also has five goals and five assists for 10 points in 45 Calder Cup Playoff matches, helping St. John’s to the Eastern Conference championship in 2014.
A native of Moncton, N.B., Cormier was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round (54th overall) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.