The rundown on defenseman Jason Fredricks:
2010-11 stats [career]: 1 goal, 5 points, minus-6 rating, 28 penalty minutes in 39 games.
Quote: “Who knows what will happen on the Ontario Reign end, or on my end, but the way I see it right now I’d like to be back here.”
Pros: Fredricks is young (24), big (listed at 6- 2, 200 pounds) and fast. He was defensively responsible enough to play a on a shutdown pair with Shawn Germain at the end of the season, and probably has some untapped offensive potential if he can gain more confidence handling the puck.
Cons: Fredricks still wasn’t racking up the points (no goals, 2 assists in his final 22 games) despite increased ice time late in the season, and the Reign might need to look for a more proven offensive-minded defenseman, especially if David Walker retires.