Been meaning to get around to these, so here goes:
Former Alaska Aces winger Curtis Fraser, who helped them to the 2011 Kelly Cup, has retired after seven pro seasons, according to eliteprospects.com
Fraser spent the last two seasons in Austria.
Meanwhile, former Aces winger Charles Linglet -- aka Linger the Winger -- is switching clubs next season but will remain in the Kontinental Hockey League for the fourth straight season. He'll be headed back to Dynamo Minsk, where he played in 2011-12 and 2012-13. He played last season for Medvescak Zagreb, earning 9-18--27 totals in 45 regular-season games and four assists in four playoff games.
Also remaining in the KHL will be former UAA defenseman Mat Robinson (not, we often note, to be confused with former Aces winger Matt Robinson), who is moving to Dynamo Moskva from Dinamo Riga. Robinson last season furnished 10-17--29 totals in 54 games and went +19.
And former Aces standout Alex Leavitt, who was the ECHL's Rookie of the Year and scoring champ in 2005-06, when the franchise won its first Kelly Cup, is headed back to the German second division with the Ravensburg Towerstars. This past season for Aalborg in Denmark, Leavitt put up 22-39--61 totals in just 32 games. He's played in the ECHL, AHL, Central Hockey League, Germany, Austria and Denmark.
And so the Leavitt World Tour continues.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com