Bruce Crowder

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Bruce Crowder
Born (1957-03-25) March 25, 1957 (age 57)
Essex, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 153rd overall, 1977
Philadelphia Flyers
WHA Draft 84th overall, 1977
Calgary Cowboys
Playing career 1979–1985

Bruce James Crowder (born March 25, 1957 in Essex, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played four seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins from 1981–82 to 1984–85. He is the brother of Keith Crowder.

Playing career[edit]

Crowder was drafted 153rd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. He played 243 career NHL games, scoring 47 goals and 51 assists for 98 points. His best offensive season was the 1982–83 season when he garnered career highs in goals with 21, assists with 19, and points with 40.

Coaching career[edit]

After leaving the professional game, Crowder spent 14 seasons in the collegiate coaching ranks. Crowder spent the 1987–1988 and 1989–1990 as an assistant at the University of Maine, before joining UMass Lowell. In 1992–93 he was promoted to the head coach of the River Hawks and posted a record of 20–17–2. In three seasons with UMass Lowell Crowder's record was an impressive 63–46–10, and in 1996–97 he took over the head coaching job at Northeastern where he was 120-152-36 over 9 seasons. He was released from his coaching responsibilities at Northeastern in the Spring of 2005 and was replaced by Greg Cronin who is now an assistant coach with Toronto Maple Leafs.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 31 6 12 18 14
1976–77 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 39 9 9 18 28
1977–78 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 30 10 35 45 58
1978–79 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 35 22 30 52 34
1979–80 Maine Mariners AHL 49 16 11 27 23 11 3 1 4 13
1980–81 Maine Mariners AHL 68 25 19 44 94 20 11 6 17 29
1981–82 Boston Bruins NHL 63 16 11 27 31 11 5 3 8 9
1981–82 Erie Blades AHL 15 6 6 12 6
1982–83 Boston Bruins NHL 80 21 19 40 58 17 3 1 4 34
1983–84 Boston Bruins NHL 74 6 14 20 44 3 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 4 7 11 23
NHL totals 243 47 51 98 156 31 8 4 12 43

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shawn Walsh
Shawn Walsh
Dick Umile
Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
1993–94
1995–96
1997–98
Succeeded by
Shawn Walsh
Dick Umile
Dick Umile
Preceded by
Shawn Walsh
Spencer Penrose Award
1995–96
Succeeded by
Dean Blais