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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

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89