March 25, 1957 |
Essex, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins
|NHL Draft||153rd overall, 1977
|WHA Draft||84th overall, 1977
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.
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.
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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- Bruce Crowder's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Bruce Crowder's biography at Legends of Hockey
|Awards and achievements|
|Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
|Spencer Penrose Award
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