18 Facts About Marc Crawford


Marc Crawford most recently was a former assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.

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Marc Crawford won the Stanley Cup in 1996 as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche and he is a former professional ice hockey forward who played for the Vancouver Canucks.

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Marc Crawford is the son of professional hockey player Floyd Crawford.

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Marc Crawford is the brother of NHL hockey players Bob Crawford and Lou Crawford.

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Marc Crawford played three seasons of major junior in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Cornwall Royals.

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Marc Crawford was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft in the fourth round, 70th overall.

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In total, Marc Crawford tallied 19 goals, 31 assists and 50 points in 176 games during his NHL career.

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Immediately after retiring as a player, Marc Crawford became a head coach in the Ontario Hockey League with the Cornwall Royals, for whom he had previously played in the QMJHL.

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Marc Crawford is the youngest NHL coach in history to win the Jack Adams.

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The next season, the Nordiques franchise was relocated to Colorado as the Avalanche, and Marc Crawford won his first and only Stanley Cup as a coach in 1996, defeating the Florida Panthers in four games in the finals.

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In six-and-a-half seasons' work with the Canucks, Marc Crawford marked himself as the longest-serving and winningest head coach in franchise history, coaching 529 games and 246 wins.

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Marc Crawford lasted only two years with the Kings, who thought a change was necessary in the coaching position.

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Year after being fired from the Los Angeles Kings, Marc Crawford was hired by Dallas Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk to replace previous head coach Dave Tippett.

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Marc Crawford was awed by Matthews' play during the 2015 U18 Championships and contacted Matthews' family and agent about a contract.

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In May 2016, following the hiring of Guy Boucher, Marc Crawford was hired as associate coach for the Ottawa Senators.

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However, Marc Crawford was vocal about the incident and the failure of the NHL to respond.

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In December 2019, multiple former players Marc Crawford coached in the past came forward with stories of abuse, including Brent Sopel, Patrick O'Sullivan, Harold Druken and Sean Avery.

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Marc Crawford subsequently issued an apology to past players that brought forward stories of abuse.

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