Bob Crawford

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Bob Crawford
Born (1959-04-06) April 6, 1959 (age 60)
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for St. Louis Blues
Hartford Whalers
New York Rangers
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 65th overall, 1979
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1979–1989

Robert Remi Crawford (born April 6, 1959 in Belleville, Ontario) is a Canadian retired ice hockey player. Bob is the brother of NHL hockey player Marc Crawford and Lou Crawford.

Playing career[edit]

Crawford was drafted in the NHL by the ST Louis Blues


1976-77 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 71 36 34 70 39 | Playoffs 12 5 5 10 0 1977-78 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 69 54 68 122 29 | Playoffs 9 7 5 12 2 1978-79 Cornwall Royals “C” QMJHL 65 62 70 132 41 | Playoffs 7 4 7 11 6 1979-80 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 1 0 1 2 -6 |

Salt Lake Golden Eagles	CHL	67	30	21	51	32		|	Playoffs	13	3	5	8	9	

1980-81 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 79 35 26 61 27 | Playoffs 17 7 8 15 12 1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 1 1 0 -4 |

Salt Lake Golden Eagles	CHL	79	54	45	99	43		|	Playoffs	10	4	2	6	2	

1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 27 5 9 14 2 -5 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0

Salt Lake Golden Eagles	CHL	25	15	23	38	2		|							

1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 36 25 61 32 -1 | 1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 45 14 14 28 8 -3 | 1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 57 14 20 34 16 -16 |

New York Rangers	NHL	11	1	2	3	10	2	|	Playoffs	7	0	1	1	8	
New Haven Nighthawks	AHL	27	7	8	15	6		|	Playoffs	5	0	0	0	2	

1986-87 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1 |

New Haven Nighthawks	AHL	4	3	0	3	7		|							
Washington Capitals	NHL	12	0	0	0	0	0	|							
Binghamton Whalers	AHL	5	0	2	2	0		|							
Salt Lake Golden Eagles	IHL	2	0	1	1	0		|							

1987-88 Krefelder EV 1981 Germany2 28 39 25 64 37 | 1988-89 Krefelder EV 1981 Germany2 33 53 27 80 39 |

Coaching career[edit]

Crawford's coaching career has seen him win multiple championships and has seen him transform the Connecticut Junior Clippers/Wolfpack into one of the top programs in the nation with over 150 of his players graduating to NCAA Division I and III college hockey. The teams have had two national tournament showings and in 2000 the Clippers finished 3rd and won the USA National Championship the following 2001 season. Winner of the AJHL Coach of the year award in 2004, Bob Crawford was most recently honored to be selected as a coach for the USA Hockey Select 18 National team that won a bronze medal in Canada. 2012 was his 8th year of service on the USA Hockey Board of Directors as a New England Director. He serves currently on the International Council and Junior Council of the USA Hockey councils and committees.

Bob also coached East Catholic High School in Manchester Ct

Professionally Bob Crawford is now (2013) working in his 17th year as owner/operator of the multi-rink/fitness facility "Champions Skating Center" which includes the New England Athletic Club a 35,000 square ft center that includes a 6 lane 25 meter pool. Over the years he has added to his holdings with the purchase of the Bolton Ice Palace and the internationally known ISCC the International Skating Center of Connecticut. These facilities hosted their fourth USA Hockey National Championships in April 2013.

Crawford is also in his third year as the Director and Developer of The City Hartford "Winterfest" Ice Arena located outdoors in Hartford's Bushnell Park. To date well over 100,000 people have attended this now major attraction complementing Hartford's cultural and recreational attractions.

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