Height 1.78 m
Role Ice hockey player
Career end 1987
|Name Fred Berry|
Career start 1976
Weight 77 kg
Played for Detroit Red Wings
|Born March 26, 1956 (age 59)
Stony Plain, AB, CAN (1956-03-26) |
NHL Draft 40th overall, 1976 Detroit Red Wings
WHA Draft 69th overall, 1976 Winnipeg Jets
Frederick Allan Berry (born March 26, 1956 in Stony Plain, Alberta) is a retired National Hockey League forward.
During his final year in the BCJHL he potted 60 goals and 136 points in 60 games to lead the league. The following year he moved up to the WCJHL with the New Westminster Bruins where he had 75 points in 69 games. The Bruins won the league title and advanced to the Memorial Cup finals where they lost to the Hamilton Fincups, the Ontario champions. Berry returned for a second season in New Westminster and scored 59 goals and 146 points. Once again the Bruins took the WCJHL title advancing to the Memorial Cup where they were victorious.
He was drafted in the third round, 40th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft. He played one season in the minors before getting called up by Detroit in the 1976-77 season, where he would only play three games. He would go on to play nine seasons in the minors after that.
Berry and his brother Bill were the founders of Hockey Haven, a hockey retailer in Milwaukee. They remain at the forefront of day-to-day operations of the camps along with several other former NHL players. For many years Berry was also associated with collegiate hockey in Wisconsin, coaching the Marquette University Warriors from 1987 to 1991.