Detroit Red Wings
RedWingsSeasonTickets.com Follow @DetroitRedWings on Twitter! Follow the Red Wings on Facebook! Follow @DetroitRedWings on Instagram! Follow OfficialDRW on Snapchat! Get Red Wings Email Updates Get Red Wings Text Updates Get the Detroit Red Wings Official Mobile App
 

 
  • RSS
Doug Crossman
Doug Crossman
Defenseman
Number: 29
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 13, 1960
Birthplace: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Hartford for Doug Houda on February 20, 1991.
Drafted: CHI / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (112th overall)
Doug Crossman was selected in the sixth round, 112th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1979 NHL entry draft.

Crossman played three years of junior hockey with the OHL's Ottawa 67's. In 1979-80, he was part of a strong offensive unit that included the likes of scoring champ Jim Fox and Yvan Joly. He was the beneficiary of many assists on those goals, picking up 96 to go along with his 20 goals for an impressive 116 points in 66 games. The 96 assists were an OHL record for a defenseman until Bryan Fogarty of the Niagara Falls Thunder eclipsed the mark in 1988-89, when he had 108.

In 1980-81, Crossman joined the Chicago Blackhawks for nine games, with the balance of his season being played with their minor-league affiliate in New Brunswick. He remained with the Blackhawks for another two seasons, becoming a regular with the club and appearing in 70 and 80 games, respectively.

On June 8, 1983, Crossman and Chicago's second-round draft pick in 1984, which turned out to be Scott Mellanby, were sent to the Philadelphia Flyers for rugged defenseman Behn Wilson. It was during his time in Philadelphia that most fans will remember Crossman, who was part of two Stanley Cup finalists in 1985 and 1987. He says those were the two most enjoyable years as a pro, but also provided the biggest disappointment, losing in the finals both times to the Edmonton Oilers. Crossman particularly stood out in the 1987 playoffs, where he had 18 points in 26 playoff games.

Crossman played one more season for the Flyers before being sent to the Los Angeles Kings for Jay Wells in September 1988. He played in California for just one season before going to the New York Islanders, where he appeared for a little over a year before being sent to the Hartford Whalers in a deal that saw Ray Ferraro head to New York. However, before the 1990-91 season was done, Crossman was on the move again, this time to the Detroit Red Wings. Crossman also made a brief stop with the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he set a team record by scoring six points on three goals and three assists in a game against the New York Islanders. He moved on to his final NHL destination, St. Louis, where he appeared in 50 games in 1993-94. Crossman played a couple more seasons of minor pro hockey before retiring in the 1995-96 season as a member of the Baltimore Bandits of the AHL.

Following a 16-year professional playing career, Crossman went on to coach the UHL's Port Huron Border Cats for one season in 1997-98.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80