Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Detroit Red Wings DetroitRedWings.com presented by AT&T
Stay Connected to the Detroit Red Wings
Email Updates App Text/SMS Updates Twitter Facebook Red Wings TV RSS Feeds
 

 
  • RSS
Gord Fraser
Gord Fraser
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 3, 1902
Birthplace: Pembroke, ON, Canada
Acquired: 1. NHL rights transferred to Detroit after NHL club purchased Victoria (WHL) franchise on May 15, 1926; 2. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with $5,000 for Duke Keats on December 16, 1927.
Defenseman 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 defense. 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.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

DetroitRedWings.com is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and DetroitRedWings.com are trademarks of the Detroit Red Wings. NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and Original Six is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
© NHL 2013. All Rights Reserved.

 
Advertise/SponsorshipsOlympia Entertainment | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Employment | Contact Us | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map