Joey Crabb

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Joey Crabb
Joey Crabb 2 2012-03-07.JPG
Born (1983-04-03) April 3, 1983 (age 33)
Anchorage, AK, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Atlanta Thrashers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals
Florida Panthers
Växjö Lakers HC
Frölunda HC
National team  United States
NHL Draft 226th overall, 2002
New York Rangers
Playing career 2006–2016

Joseph Michael Crabb (born April 3, 1983), is an American former professional ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Atlanta Thrashers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers.

Playing career[edit]

Previously, Crabb played for Colorado College of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL), and the Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Thrashers (NHL). He scored his first NHL goal on December 10, 2008 in a game against the New York Rangers.[1]

On June 24, 2010, Crabb was traded by the Thrashers to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a deal that sent the Thrashers' first (24th overall) and second round picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft as well as Marty Reasoner, Crabb and Jeremy Morin to Chicago in exchange for Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager and Akim Aliu.[2] However, he signed a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on the first day of free agency, July 1, 2010. Crabb started the 2010–11 season with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League but was frequently called up to the Maple Leafs, playing a total of 48 games that season.[3]

On July 2, 2012, Crabb signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals.[4]

During the 2012-13 NHL lockout, Crabb played for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL, and returned to Washington at the end of the lockout.

On March 22, 2013, Crabb was placed on waivers by the Washington Capitals and assigned to play for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

On July 5, 2013 Crabb signed a two-year contract with the Florida Panthers.[5]

Prior to the 2014–15 season, on October 6, 2014, Crabb was traded by the Panthers to the New York Rangers in exchange for Steven Kampfer and Andrew Yogan.[6] Having passed through waivers he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack for the duration of the year, contributing with 28 points in 66 games. In the post-season, Crabb elevated his play and posted 10 points in 15 games.

As a free agent from the Rangers, Crabb went unsigned over the summer, before accepting an invite to the Arizona Coyotes training camp on September 16, 2015. His stay with the Coyotes was brief as he was released upon the completion of camp on September 21.[7] On October 7, 2015, Crabb opted to sign his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with Swedish club, Växjö Lakers HC.[8] In the 2015–16 season, Crabb appeared in 31 games with the Lakers before opting to transfer to fellow SHL club, Frölunda HC on February 1, 2016. He helped the Indians, to play in 14 post-season games for 7 points in claiming their fourth Le Mat Trophy in Franchise history.

At the conclusion of his 10th professional season, Crabb announced his retirement from the game. He initially joined hometown collegiate program, Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, as a volunteer assistant coach.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 55 13 10 23 69 3 1 0 1 4
2000–01 U.S. National Development Team USDP 60 12 13 25 40
2001–02 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 61 15 27 42 94 7 4 8 12 21
2002–03 Colorado College WCHA 35 4 4 8 40
2003–04 Colorado College WCHA 39 15 12 27 20
2004–05 Colorado College WCHA 42 16 15 31 40
2005–06 Colorado College WCHA 42 18 25 43 45
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 63 7 15 22 25 6 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 72 9 26 35 78 24 1 4 5 20
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 42 15 14 29 62
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 29 4 5 9 28
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 79 24 29 53 59 14 6 5 11 12
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 34 11 7 18 31
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 3 12 15 24
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 9 7 8 15 7
2011–12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 11 15 26 33
2012–13 Alaska Aces ECHL 35 17 21 38 56
2012–13 Washington Capitals NHL 26 2 0 2 8
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 12 6 6 12 6 5 5 0 5 5
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 9 0 1 1 7
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 62 15 14 29 51
2014–15 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 66 12 16 28 40 15 6 4 10 8
2015–16 Växjö Lakers SHL 31 4 6 10 60
2015–16 Frölunda HC SHL 10 1 3 4 2 14 5 2 7 14
NHL totals 179 20 33 53 100

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 United States U17 4th 6 0 1 1 0
2001 United States WJC18 6th 6 5 2 7 2
2012 United States WC 7th 8 0 3 3 4
Junior totals 12 5 3 8 2
Senior totals 8 0 3 3 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joey Crabb Player Card". NHL.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Blackhawks send Byfuglien to Thrashers". NHL.com. Archived from the original on June 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  3. ^ "Burke adds Armstrong, not finished yet". NHL.com. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Capitals Sign Joey Crabb". NHL.com. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Crabb signs with the Florida Panthers". gazztte.com. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  6. ^ "Rangers get Crabb from Panthers". ESPN. 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  7. ^ "Coyotes reduce training camp roster". Arizona Coyotes. 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  8. ^ "New players to Vaxjo" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers HC. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  9. ^ "College Hockey notes". The Gazette. 2016-09-22. Retrieved 2016-09-22. 

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