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Born April 6, 1959 (1959-04-06) (age 50),
Belleville, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Pro clubs St. Louis Blues
Hartford Whalers
New York Rangers
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 65th overall, 1979
St. Louis Blues
Career 1979 – 1989

Robert Remi Crawford (born April 6, 1959 in Belleville, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.

Playing career

Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 1979, Crawford also played for the Hartford Whalers, New York Rangers, and Washington Capitals.

Crawford's 10-year professional career saw him play for the NHL's New York Rangers, St Louis Blues and his favorite Hartford Whalers. His playing career saw many highlights among them was his 36 goal season with Hartford in 1984 and his trip the 1986 Stanley Cup semi-finals as a member of the New York Rangers. Bob finished up his playing career playing for Krefeld in the German professional league retiring in 1989. A winner of two Championships with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, Bob also won regular season championships with Krefeld in his two seasons there.

Coaching career

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 100 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 and the following 2001 season. Winner of the AJHL Coach of the year award in 2004, Bob was most recently honored to be selected as a coach for the USA Hockey Select 18 National team that won bronze in Canada in 2006.

Professionally Bob is now (2007) working in his 11th year as owner/operator of the multi-rink/fitness facility "Champions Skating Center" and has recently added to his holding with the purchase of the Bolton Ice Palace.

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