Jack Crawford (ice hockey)

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John Shea 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 Crawford (October 26, 1916 – January 19, 1973) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman and coach. He was born in Dublin, Ontario. Despite Crawford's preference to be called "Johnny" or "John", the media often referred to him as "Jack".[1]

Crawford started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins in 1938. He played 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 won two Stanley Cups with Boston 1939, 1941.

Crawford coached 659 games in the American Hockey League (10th on the all-time list)[2] with the Hershey Bears (1950-52), Providence Reds (1955-60), Rochester Americans (1961-62), and Baltimore Clippers (1964-66). He 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.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1933–34 St. Michael's Buzzers OHA-Jr.
1933–34 St. Michael's Buzzers M-Cup 13 9 4 13 14
1934–35 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 12 5 3 8 14 3 1 1 2 8
1935–36 West Toronto Nationals OHA-Jr. 9 3 3 6 4 5 2 2 4 5
1935–36 Toronto McColl-Frontenacs TIHL 15 0 0 0 20 4 1 0 1 4
1935–36 West Toronto Nationals M-Cup 11 7 4 11 12
1936–37 Kirkland Lake Blue Devils GBHL 9 6 4 10 20 4 0 1 1 8
1937–38 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1937–38 Providence Reds AHL 46 6 7 13 33 7 5 8 13 4
1938–39 Boston Bruins NHL 48 4 8 12 12 12 1 1 2 9
1939–40 Boston Bruins NHL 35 1 4 5 26 6 0 0 0 0
1940–41 Boston Bruins NHL 45 2 8 10 27 11 0 2 2 7
1941–42 Boston Bruins NHL 43 2 9 11 37 5 0 1 1 4
1942–43 Boston Bruins NHL 49 5 18 23 24 6 1 1 2 10
1943–44 Boston Bruins NHL 34 4 16 20 8
1944–45 Boston Bruins NHL 40 5 19 24 10 7 0 5 5 0
1945–46 Boston Bruins NHL 48 7 9 16 10 10 1 2 3 4
1946–47 Boston Bruins NHL 58 1 17 18 16 2 0 0 0 0
1947–48 Boston Bruins NHL 45 3 11 14 10 4 0 1 1 2
1948–49 Boston Bruins NHL 55 2 13 15 14 3 0 0 0 0
1949–50 Boston Bruins NHL 46 2 8 10 8
1950–51 Hershey Bears AHL 35 1 10 11 14 5 0 2 2 0
1951–52 Hershey Bears AHL 23 0 2 2 8 3 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 548 38 140 178 202 66 3 13 16 36

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Preceded by
Dit Clapper
Boston Bruins captain
194650
Succeeded by
Milt Schmidt