(born May 30, 1952, in Sarnia, Ontario
) is a hockey analyst and former senior referee
in the National Hockey League
, having joined the National Hockey League Officials Association on September 1, 1973, and officiating his first game in the 1980–81 season
He has called over 1,900 regular season
games and over 260 Stanley Cup playoff
games since joining the league in 1980. Fraser also officiated the 1998 Winter Olympics
, which was the first Olympic tournament to feature NHL participation.
He was also one of the last three NHL officials covered by the grandfather clause
that allowed him to go without a helmet
, thus allowing his signature bouffant
hairstyle. However, with the ratification
of the new NHL Officials Association collective bargaining agreement on March 21, 2006, all officials, including Fraser, were required to wear a helmet.
Fraser missed the beginning of the 2006–07 season while recovering from an incident in September 2006. He was helping his daughter move and... Read More