|Born||January 12, 1958 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Minnesota North Stars |
Chicago Black Hawks
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||22nd overall, 1978|
Curt 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.
Curt made the team right away and was placed on a line with fellow rookies Thomas Gradin & 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, Curt 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 playing in only 53 games over the next two and a half years with the Stars, Curt's back problems forced him to retire in 1990.
After his playing career ended, Curt embarked upon a coaching career.
After minor league stops in Milwaukee, Syracuse and Orlando, he became the first head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999.
Recently, Curt has coached the Belarusian national men's ice hockey team at the 2007 and 2008 IIHF World Championships.
On July 23, 2008, the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Grand Rapids Griffins hired Fraser as their head coach, where he served until June 18, 2012 when he was hired by the Dallas Stars as assistant coach.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|Atlanta Thrashers||1999–2000||82||14||57||7||4||39||5th in Southeast||Missed Playoffs|
|2000–01||82||23||45||12||2||60||4th in Southeast||Missed Playoffs|
|2001–02||82||19||47||11||5||54||5th in Southeast||Missed Playoffs|
|2002–03||33||8||20||1||4||(74)||3rd in Southeast||Missed Playoffs|
Owing to his dual U.S./Canadian citizenship, Curt has represented both countries in international tournaments. He played for Canada at the 1978 World Junior Championship and for the USA at the 1987 Canada Cup.
Curtis was born in Cincinnati while his father played for the International Hockey League (IHL)'s Cincinnati Mohawks. He was raised in Winnipeg & Vancouver, Canada.
In 1983, he was diagnosed with diabetes and is active in fundraising and awareness efforts for the disease.