NHL sports analyst Kerry Fraser spent his life in sports and that has given him insight into life that he carries with all his keynote speeches.
Kerry is on TSN and That’s Hockey 2Nite on TSN2. He also has a TSN.ca blog C’Mon Ref! where he teaches about his NHL referee experience.
Because of his height at 5-feet-7-inches, Kerry had to develop techniques to stay safe and achieve outcomes he wanted on the ice. He holds the record for most NHL regular season and playoff games refereed.
Fraser also officiated the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, which was the first Olympic tournament to feature NHL participation. From the 1994-95 season until his retirement, he wore uniform number 2.
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 retired from officiating after the NHL 2009–10 season working his last game on April 11, 2010, in Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Flyers hosted the New York Rangers at the Wachovia Center.