Jack Crawford (ice hockey)

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Jack Crawford
Born (1916-10-26)October 26, 1916
Dublin, ON, CAN
Died January 19, 1973(1973-01-19) (aged 56)
Barnstable, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Playing career 1937–1952

John Shea "Jack" Crawford (October 26, 1916 – January 19, 1973) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He was born in Dublin, Ontario.

Crawford started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins in 1938. He would also play his entire career with the Bruins and retired after the 1950 season. In 1943 and 1946, he was a member of the NHL All-Star Team. He would win two Stanley Cups with Boston 1939, 1941.

Crawford coached the AHL Hershey Bears (1950-52) and was the general manager of the Cape Cod Cubs of the Eastern Hockey League when he collapsed on January 17, 1973 while attending his team's home game. He died at the Cape Cod Hospital on January 19, 1973. He was 56 years old.[1]


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Preceded by
Dit Clapper
Boston Bruins captain
Succeeded by
Milt Schmidt