Curt Fraser
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
6 ft 00 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Kelowna Buckaroos
Victoria Cougars
Minnesota North Stars
Chicago Black Hawks
Vancouver Canucks
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 12 1958 (1958-01-12) (age 62),
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 1978
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career 1978 – 1990

Curtis Martin Fraser (born January 12, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States) is a former hockey player of dual American and Canadian citizenship.

Fraser played junior hockey with the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League, where he set franchise records for goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes. He was then drafted 22nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. He made the team right away and was placed on a line with fellow rookies Thomas Gradin and Stan Smyl. The trio would be the Canucks' top offensive line for the next four years and play a large role in the club's trip to the 1982 Stanley Cup Finals.

On December 20, 1982, Fraser was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks for Tony Tanti. He had his best season in Chicago, registering 68 points (29 goals and 39 assists) in only 61 games in 1985–86. After five years with the Hawks, he was dealt to the Minnesota North Stars on January 2, 1988 for Dirk Graham. After playing in only 53 games over the next two and a half years with the Stars, his back problems forced him to retire in 1990.

After his playing career ended, Fraser embarked upon a coaching career. After minor league stops in Milwaukee, Syracuse, and Orlando, Fraser became the first head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999. His record was 64–169–46 over three and a half seasons with Atlanta before being fired in 2003. Since then he has served as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues.

Recently, he has coached the Belarussian National Team at the 2007 and 2008 IIHF World Championships. As a player, he competed internationally for Canada at the 1978 World Junior Championship and for the USA at the 1987 Canada Cup.

On July 23, 2008, Fraser was hired as head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Fraser was diagnosed with diabetes in 1983 and takes insulin daily. He lived with his family in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Division rank Result
Atlanta Thrashers1999-00 82145774395th in SoutheastMissed Playoffs
2000-01 822345122604th in SoutheastMissed Playoffs
2001–02 821947115545th in SoutheastMissed Playoffs
2002–03 3382014(74)3rd in SoutheastMissed Playoffs
Total 279641693115

External linksEdit

Curt Fraser's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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