Jack Crawford
Jack Crawford
Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Providence Reds
Boston Bruins
Hershey Bears
Nationality Flag of Canada.svg Canadian
Born October 26, 1916(1916-10-26),
Dublin, ON, CA
Died January 19 1973 (aged 56),
Barnstable, Massachusetts, US
Pro Career 1937 – 1952

John Shea "Jack" Crawford (October 26, 1916–1973) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He was born in Dublin, Ontario.

He started out in junior hockey with the St Michaels College, winning the Memorial Cup in 1934. In 1935-36 Crawford switched to the West Toronto Nationals where he won a second Memorial Cup.

After part of a season with the Providence Reds, Crawford started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins in 1938. He would also play his entire career with the Bruins and retired after the 1950 season. In 1943 and 1946, he was a member of the NHL All-Star Team. He would win the Stanley Cup twice with Boston in 1939 and 1941.

In 1950 he joined the Hershey Bears as a player-coach for two years. He retired as a player in 1952.

He coached the Providence Reds from 1955–60, winning the Calder Cup in 1955-56. After that he coached the Rochester Americans in 1961-62 and the Cleveland Barons in 1964-65 and part of 1965-66.


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