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, eight months after being diagnosed with cancer.
He was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The Grant-Harvey Centre in Fredericton is named after him and longtime friend Danny Grant. Originally named after only Grant, he behest that Buster's name be added as well.
In memorial to Buster Harvey, a tournament is held every year in Fredericton, named the Annual Buster Harvey Memorial Peewee AAA hockey tournament. In 2013, Tayah Sommer, a female goaltender for the Peewee AAA Fredericton Caps, was the first female player, in the 6-year history of the tournament, to receive the tournament’s "Unsung Hero" award. The award was presented by Mrs. Harvey at the newly opened Grant Harvey Arena in Fredericton.
By Dean Hanley
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