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Brad McCrimmon
Brad McCrimmon
Defenseman
Number: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 197
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 29, 1959
Birthplace: Dodsland, SK, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Calgary for Red Wings' second-round choice in 1990 entry draft on June 15, 1990.
Drafted: BOS / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (15th overall)
Brad McCrimmon was selected 15th overall in what could now be considered the great draft: 1979. Selected in the same set as McCrimmon were names like Gartner, Bourque, Messier, Goulet, Hunter, Broten, and Lowe. And although McCrimmon wasn't as flashy as some of the above mentioned names, he proved to be a bluechip blueliner whose specialty was keeping his crease clear of traffic.

McCrimmon jumped straight from the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WCJHL into the Boston Bruins line-up in 1979. He lasted three seasons, until the Bruins netminder, Rogie Vachon, retired. McCrimmon was the necessary collateral used to secure Pete Peeters from the Philadelphia Flyers.

In Philly, McCrimmon continued his solid play, ending each season on the upside of the plus/minus scale. He remained in orange and black until the heavens brought a gift, spiriting him back to Western Canada to play for the Calgary Flames. McCrimmon figures that half the people in Alberta are from his home province of Saskatchewan, so the Flames were the equivalent of a homecoming.

In 1988, McCrimmon came in as the league's plus/minus leader with a +48 reading. He was also chosen as a second-team All-Star. The following season, 1989, brought the summit of his career as the Flames beat the Canadiens, in the Montreal Forum, to take the Stanley Cup.

After the glory of Calgary, McCrimmon continued to perform like a rock for the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and finally, the Phoenix Coyotes where he retired from on-ice duty in 1996-97.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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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 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59