Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Freer
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Peterborough Voyageurs Minor-ON 49 53 68 121 63
1985-86 Peterborough Petes OHL 65 16 28 44 24 14 3 4 7 13
1986-87 Peterborough Petes OHL 65 39 43 82 44 12 2 6 8 5
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 1 0 +1
1987-88 Peterborough Petes OHL 63 38 70 108 63 12 5 12 17 4
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1988-89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 1 1 0 0
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 75 30 49 79 77 12 4 6 10 2
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 65 28 36 64 31
1990-91 Hershey Bears AHL 77 18 44 62 45 7 1 3 4 17
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 50 6 7 13 18 -1
1991-92 Hershey Bears AHL 31 13 11 24 38 6 0 3 3 2
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 63 10 14 24 39 -35
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 4 0
1993-94 Saint John Flames AHL 77 33 53 86 45 7 2 4 6 16
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 80 38 42 80 54 4 0 1 1 4
1994-95 Canada WC-A 6 1 0 1 2
1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL 80 22 31 53 67
1996-97 Houston Aeros IHL 81 21 36 57 43 12 2 3 5 4
1997-98 Houston Aeros IHL 74 14 38 52 41 -1 4 2 2 4 4
1998-99 Houston Aeros IHL 79 17 28 45 66 +22 19 11 11 22 12
1999-00 Houston Aeros IHL 75 20 35 55 55 +16 11 0 4 4 4
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 76 31 41 72 42 +15 10 3 1 4 10
2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 80 15 36 51 32 +6 5 2 1 3 0
2002-03 Hershey Bears AHL 70 21 32 53 34 -15 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 124 16 23 39 61


"Bud" Poile Trophy (Playoff MVP - IHL) (1999) Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 7, 1986. Claimed by Ottawa from Philadelphia in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 10, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Houston (IHL), July 27, 1994.