Nick Crawford

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Nick Crawford
Born (1990-02-23) February 23, 1990 (age 24)
Caledon, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Dornbirner EC
Rochester Americans
NHL Draft 164th overall, 2008
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2010–present

Nick Crawford (born January 2, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing for Dornbirner EC in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He was selected in the 6th round (164th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Crawford grew up playing minor hockey in the Toronto area and played for the Chinguacousy Blues, Vaughan Kings, Mississauga Rebels and Don Mills Flyers. He was a member of the 2003 All-Ontario Peewee Champion Vaughan Kings and the 2005-06 GTHL Champion Don Mills Flyers.

After minor hockey, Crawford was selected in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 2006 OHL Priority Selection by the Saginaw Spirit. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Saginaw Spirit and Barrie Colts. In 2010 he was named to the OHL First All-Star Team and the CHL First All-Star Team.[1]

In his final season of OHL hockey, Crawford became the first defenseman in OHL history to lead the league in Defenseman Scoring and Plus/Minus in the same season.

Professional[edit]

Crawford began the 2010–11 season in the American Hockey League with the Portland Pirates. During his four years within the Buffalo Sabres organization, Crawford remained in the AHL with the Rochester Americans.

On October 13, 2014, after he was unable to secure an NHL contract, Crawford opted to begin a career abroad in signing a one-year contract with Austrian club, Dornbirner EC of the EBEL.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Don Mills Flyers GTHL 80 10 44 54 64
2006–07 Saginaw Spirit OHL 63 1 7 8 32 5 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Saginaw Spirit OHL 68 4 16 20 58 4 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Saginaw Spirit OHL 65 7 35 42 41 8 1 4 5 4
2009–10 Saginaw Spirit OHL 19 4 17 21 4
2009–10 Barrie Colts OHL 49 7 42 49 20 17 0 12 12 4
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 76 7 24 31 27 12 0 2 2 4
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 70 6 16 22 26 3 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 53 5 14 19 18 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Rochester Americans AHL 63 5 13 18 28 5 1 1 2 6
AHL totals 262 23 67 90 99 21 1 4 5 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 287. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ "DEC increasing the defense" (in German). Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 

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