Curt Fraser is serving as a camp coach at the U.S. Women's National Team Evaluation Camp for the first time in 2018.
Fraser currently serves as an assistant coach of the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League, a post he assumed prior to the 2012-13 season.
Prior, he served as head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, where he compiled a 146-130-40 record to become that franchise’s career coaching leader in regular season wins (146) and games behind the bench (316).
A native of Cincinnati, Fraser has more than two decades of coaching experience, including as the first head coach in the history of the Atlanta Thrashers. He has also worked for the Milwaukee Admirals, Syracuse Crunch, Orlando Solar Bears, New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues. He also served as head coach of the Belarus national team for two seasons (2006-08), helping them qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics and a ninth-place finish at the 2008 IIHF World Championships. In all, Fraser has coached more than 1,000 games at various levels, including 279 NHL contests with the Atlanta Thrashers.
Vancouver’s 22nd overall selection in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft, Fraser played 12 years in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota North Stars. In 704 career NHL games, he amassed 193 goals and 240 assists for 433 points with 1,306 penalty minutes. Having grown up with dual citizenship, Fraser played internationally for both Canada (1978 World Junior Championships) and the United States (1987 Canada Cup).