Barry Fraser

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Edmonton Oilers

Barry Fraser

(Feb. 10, 1940 — Dec. 4, 2022)

From Kirkland Lake, Ont., he spent 21 seasons scouting for the Edmonton Oilers. . . . When knee injuries brought a premature end to his playing career, he turned to scouting in order to stay involved in the game. . . . The Oilers signed him as their director of scouting in 1979. . . . Was part of five Stanley Cup championships with Oilers — 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990. . . . Under Fraser’s guidance, Oilers’ scouting staff had perhaps the greatest three-year run (1979-81) in NHL draft history, selecting the likes of Kevin Lowe, Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Andy Moog, Grant Fuhr and Steve Smith.