Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 pounds
Born: 6.15.46 Toronto, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded by the New York Islanders to complete the trade that sent Bob Bourne to
the Islanders on 9.10.74, 9.16.74
How he left: Traded to the Detroit Red Wings with Ted Snell and Larry Giroux for Guy Charron and
Claude Houde, 12.14.74
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Even though this stay-at-home defenseman was never able to stay in the NHL, Crashley WAS able to get a lengthy
career out of hockey. Besides games in the NHL with the Scouts, Red Wings, and Kings, he had bounced around to
teams in the AHL, the CHL, and even two seasons in the WHA.
Speaking of the Kings, he was part of the trade that also gave the Kings a future HoFer: Marcel Dionne.
After 1978, he gave playing in Europe a try, having played in Austria till 1982, then came back in 84-85 with EC
Inssbruck before hanging it up for good and giving coaching a try over there.
He has yet to have long coaching tenures from what I can see. (Either that or there's incomplete records.) He did join the
Guelph Storm staff for the 99-00 season, and the last coaching jobs I found him having was for the Couchiching Terriers
in Tier 2 junior hockey (taking the head job in 2007, but only lasting that season), and the Campbellford Rebels in Tier 4
(again, for one season: 12-13).