Mark Freer was a fine playmaking centre in junior and the minors who was a role player for three different NHL teams. He was a tireless worker with a solid attitude who took the uncertainty of being a big league farm hand in stride.
The native of Peterborough, Ontario starred with the home town Petes of the OHL for three years. He scored 234 career points and was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers after he went unclaimed in the 1986 Entry Draft. Freer spent most of his first two pro seasons with the AHL's Hershey Bears where he worked his way up from the fourth line to become a consistent offensive threat and a team leader.
The hard-working pivot dressed for 50 games in Philly during the NHL's 75th anniversary season in 1991-92. Following the acquisition of Eric Lindros in June 1992, Freer was left unprotected in the Expansion Draft. He was claimed by the Ottawa Senators and scored 24 points in 63 games in 1992-93.
Prior to the 1993-94 season the Calgary Flames signed him as a free agent. Freer spent most of his time excelling with the Saint John Flames of the AHL. The next year he joined the Houston Aeros of the IHL and helped Canada win a bronze medal at the 1995 World Championships.