Former Edmonton Oilers scout Barry Fraser dies at 82

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Former Oilers chief scout Barry Fraser, whose smart selections helped build a hockey dynasty in Edmonton, has passed away, the team announced Sunday.

He turned 82.

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Fraser was one of the architects of the great Oiler teams of the 1980s and 1990s.

After being named the team’s scouting director in 1979, the Kirkland, Ont. native was credited with drafting future Hall of Famers Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, Kevin Lowe, Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr.

The franchise went on to win five Stanley Cups in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990.

The Oilers revealed in a Twitter post that Fraser passed away in Edmonton on Sunday.

The cause of death was not released.

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