Bart Crashley

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Bart Crashley (born June 15, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played 148 games in the National Hockey League and 140 games in the World Hockey Association. He played for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Sharks, Kansas City Scouts, and Los Angeles Kings. Wore contact lenses when he played. A promising rushing defenceman in his rookie year of 1967–68 with Detroit where he wore jersey #15 and was paired with Gary Bergman. His style of play was not encouraged by coach Sid Abel who reportedly instructed Crashley to not carry the puck past his own blueline. Subsequently traded to Montreal where he played in their farm system. Drafted by the New York Islanders in 1972 expansion draft, but opted to join Los Angeles Sharks of the WHA. Joined the Kansas City Scouts in 1974 for their first NHL season, wearing #4. Returned to Detroit via a trade halfway through that season where he again wore #4. Went to the Los Angeles Kings along with Marcel Dionne in a blockbuster trade. Assistant Coach of the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League 1998–99. Coach of the Couchiching Terriers (Ontario Provincial Junior A) 2007–2008. Coach of the Campbellford Rebels Ontario Empire B Junior C Hockey League 2012-13.

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