Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Fraser
Defenceman Gord Fraser was a physical player who could also contribute on offence. He played 144 NHL games in five different cities and was an accomplished performer in the minors and the PCHA.

Fraser played in the Big 4 League with the Calgary Wanderers/Tigers. In November 1921 he was signed by the PCHA's Seattle Metropolitans and was a solid player for three seasons. After he was traded to the WCHL's Victoria Cougars, Fraser played two more years out West. In a 1926 the Detroit Cougars obtained his rights when they bought the Victoria franchise and joined the NHL. Before the next season began, the rugged defender was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks who were also entering the league.

Fraser scored 14 goals for the Hawks in 1926-27 and was an intimidating presence on defence. He began the next season in Chicago before he was traded back to the Cougars for Duke Keats. His offensive totals decreased, but Fraser continued to play tough in his own end. In 1928-29, he spent more time in the Can Pro League than the NHL. He was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for cash and played the first ten games of the 1929-30 season there. He was then traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Bert McCaffery and was a solid force for the remainder of the season.

The Great Depression took its toll on the Pittsburgh franchise and it was relocated across the state to Philadelphia. He played five games for the woeful Quakers but spent more time with the Pittsburgh Yellowjackets of the IAHL. He remained in the minors for five more years before retiring as a player and coaching the EHL's Baltimore Orioles for one season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1916-17 Pembroke Munitions OVHL 5 2 0 2
1917-18 Pembroke Munitions OVHL 3 1 0 1
1918-19 Port Arthur Ports TBJHL 6 4 0 4
1919-20 Calgary Wanderers Big-4 10 2 1 3 20 2 1 0 1 0
1920-21 Calgary Tigers Big-4 15 11 6 17 33
1921-22 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 24 5 2 7 32 2 0 0 0 0
1922-23 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 29 4 4 8 46
1923-24 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 30 14 3 17 64 2 0 0 0 4
1924-25 Victoria Cougars WCHL 28 9 3 12 64 4 0 0 0 12
1924-25 Victoria Cougars St-Cup 4 2 1 3 6
1925-26 Victoria Cougars WHL 7 1 0 1 12 4 2 0 2 10
1925-26 Victoria Cougars St-Cup 4 0 0 0 14
1926-27 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 14 6 20 89 2 1 0 1 6
1927-28 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 11 1 1 2 10
1927-28 Detroit Cougars NHL 30 3 1 4 50
1928-29 Detroit Cougars NHL 14 0 0 0 12
1928-29 Detroit Olympics Can-Pro 28 0 0 0 27 7 1 1 2 23
1929-30 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 0 0 0 4
1929-30 Providence Reds Can-Am 7 5 1 6 34
1929-30 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 30 6 4 10 37
1930-31 Philadelphia Quakers NHL 5 0 0 0 22
1930-31 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets IHL 38 7 3 10 75
1931-32 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets IHL 45 10 15 25 90
1932-33 London Tecumsehs IHL 44 3 8 11 60 6 0 0 0 16
1933-34 Seattle Seahawks NWHL 27 11 8 19 48
1933-34 London Tecumsehs IHL 6 0 0 0 4
1934-35 Portland Buckaroos NWHL 32 10 7 17 66 3 1 0 1 10
1935-36 Pittsburgh Shamrocks IHL 15 4 2 6 14
1936-37 Baltimore Orioles EAHL
NHL Totals 144 24 12 36 224 2 1 0 1 6


PCHA Second All-Star Team (1923)
PCHA First All-Star Team (1924)
WCHL Second All-Star Team (1925)
Signed as a free agent by Seattle (PCHA), November, 1921. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (WCHL) after Seattle (PCHA) franchise folded, November 7, 1924. NHL rights transferred to Detroit after NHL club purchased Victoria (WHL) franchise, May 15, 1926. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Art Gagne for the rights to Art Duncan, October 18, 1926. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with $5,000 for Duke Keats, December 16, 1927. Traded to Montreal by Detroit for cash, October 10, 1929. Loaned to Providence (Can-Am) by Montreal for cash, December 12, 1929. Traded to Pittsburgh by Montreal for Bert McCaffery, December 23, 1929. Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated, October 18, 1930. Traded to Pittsburgh (IHL) by Philadelphia for cash, November 28, 1930.
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