Give the Toronto Maple Leafs credit — they’re all in on the professional tryouts.
Having already extended PTOs to forwards Curtis Glencross, Brad Boyes and Devin Setoguchi, the Leafs have now inked a defenseman — former Toronto blueliner Mark Fraser.
Fraser, 28, appeared in 64 games for Toronto from 2013-14, and four playoff contests. The majority of his NHL career has been spent in New Jersey (over 130 games in five years, split into two stints), with a brief spell in Edmonton.
Last year, in his second go-round with the Devils, Fraser played in 35 games, fighting five times while racking up 55 PIM.
At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, Fraser has the size and tenacity to be a physical presence on the back end, but his skating ability and lack of offensive ability have kept him from being a regular contributor at the NHL level.
It’s safe to assume that, if he does catch on with the Toronto organization, it’ll be probably be with the AHL Marlies.