Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 3/14/12

WASHINGTON DC, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Colin Fraser #46 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the Washington Capitals during their preseason game on September 23, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Kings have nominated defensive center Colin Fraser for the Bill Masterton Trophy, an award presented annually by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Though by definition it honors a player who displays "qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey", in recent years it has gone to a higher profile player who has missed significant time due to injury, illness or personal tragedy before returning to play a prominent role for their team. While he figures to be a longshot to win the award, Fraser certainly plays a prominent role on the defensive-minded Kings, who have relied upon his defensive zone smarts, keen positioning and toughness during a 5-2 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. "Fraser does so many good things out there that just go unnoticed," defenseman Matt Greene said. "He's just such a subtle player, but he does everything right." "He doesn't get a lot of credit for what he does, but in just terms of taking a...
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