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Frederick John Charles "Buster" Harvey (April 2, 1950 – November 25, 2007) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 407 games in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Kansas City Scouts, and Atlanta Flames. He died at the age of 57 years, after an eight-month-long battle with cancer.

He was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Harvey played junior hockey for his hometown Fredericton Red Wings from 1964 to 1968 as well as a brief time with the Halifax Canadiens in the 1967-68 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs. He then played two seasons for the Hamilton Red Wings from 1968 to 1970.

The Minnesota North Stars chose him 17th overall in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. He played the 1970-71 season with the Stars, was sent down to the Cleveland Barons in 1971-72, and then spent the next two seasons with the Stars. His best NHL season was 1972-73 when he scored 21 goals and 34 assists.

In 1974 he was traded to the Atlanta Flames. In 1975-76 the Flames traded him to the Kansas City Scouts who later that same season sent him to the Detroit Red Wings for Phil Roberto. He retired in 1978.

In the NHL he played in 407 games and scored 90 goals and 118 assists.

In 1979-80 he coached the junior Fredericton Red Wings.

A new hockey arena in Fredericton will be named after him, at the behest of his longtime friend Danny Grant.[1]


  1. Arena to share name of 2 hockey veterans. CBC News (August 27, 2008). Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved on March 1, 2009.

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