|Birth Day:||November 24, 1972|
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He was born in Ottawa and played junior hockey with the Orillia Travelways.
Following junior hockey with the Orillia Travelways/Orillia Laidlaw, Brathwaite played major junior for the Oshawa Generals, London Knights and Detroit Jr. Red Wings in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Undrafted, he was signed by the Edmonton Oilers in 1993. He played in the Oilers' system for three seasons between the NHL and Edmonton's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Cape Breton Oilers.
Brathwaite began the 1998–99 season on the Canadian National Team before being signed by the Calgary Flames. He appeared in 28 games, recording a 2.45 goals against average and .915 save percentage in what qualified as his NHL rookie season. He remained with the Flames for two more seasons until he was traded to the St. Louis Blues by general manager Craig Button as part of a deal for goaltender Roman Turek in the 2001 off-season. He played with the Blues for two seasons as a backup before being signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2003–04. In his sole season with the Blue Jackets, he backed up Marc Denis while also spending time in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch.
On July 10, 2017, the New York Islanders announced that Brathwaite was hired as goaltending coach. He was replaced on July 25, 2018 by Piero Greco.
Currently, Fred Brathwaite is 50 years, 0 months and 4 days old. Fred Brathwaite will celebrate 51st birthday on a Friday 24th of November 2023.
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