Bruce Crowder
Bruce Crowder
Position Forward
Shot Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 25 1957 (1957-03-25) (age 62),
Essex, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 153rd overall, 1977
Philadelphia Flyers
WHA Draft 84th overall, 1977
Calgary Cowboys
Pro Career 1979 – 1985

Bruce Jeffery Crowder (born March 25, 1957) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played four seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins from 1981–82 to 1984–85. He is the brother of Keith Crowder.

Playing careerEdit

Crowder was drafted 153rd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. He played 243 career NHL games, scoring 47 goals and 51 assists for 98 points. His best offensive season was the 1982–83 season when he garnered career highs in goals with 21, assists with 19, and points with 40.

Coaching careerEdit

After leaving the professional game, Crowder spent 14 seasons in the collegiate coaching ranks. Crowder spent the 1987–1988 and 1989–1990 as an assistant at the University of Maine, before joining UMass-Lowell. In 1992–93 he was promoted to the head coach of the Riverhawks and posted a record of 20–17–2. In three seasons with UMass-Lowell Crowder's record was an impressive 63–46–10, and in 1996–97 he took over the head coaching job at Northeastern University. In 2005-06 he became an assistant coach of the Portland Pirates.

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