Bart Crashley (born June 15, 1946) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 148 games in the National Hockey League and 140 games in the World Hockey Association. He played for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Sharks, Kansas City Scouts, and Los Angeles Kings between 1965 and 1976.
June 15, 1946|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)|
Kansas City Scouts |
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Crashley was promising rushing defenceman in his rookie year of 1967–68 with Detroit where he wore jersey #15 and was paired with Gary Bergman. His style of play was not encouraged by coach Sid Abel who reportedly instructed Crashley to not carry the puck past his own blueline. Crashely was subsequently traded to Montreal where he played in their farm system.
Crashley was selected by the New York Islanders in 1972 expansion draft, but opted to join Los Angeles Sharks of the World Hockey Association, spending two seasons there. He returned to the NHL in 1974 with the expansion Kansas City Scouts, wearing #4. He returned to Detroit via a trade halfway through that season where he again wore #4. Went to the Los Angeles Kings along with Marcel Dionne in a blockbuster trade. He played four games for the Kings, spending most of the season in the minor leagues.
After two more seasons in the minors Crashley went to Austria, where he served as player-coach of Villacher SV during the 1979–80 season. He retired from playing and coached full time, though returned to play in 1983 with Innsbrucker EV for two seasons before retiring for good in 1985.
After retiring from playing in 1980 Crashley became a coach in the Austrian Hockey League, and served as player-coach during his comeback from 1983 to 1985. He coached in Austria until 1993. In 1998–99 he was the assistant coach of the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League, and in 2007–08 coached the Couchiching Terriers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He also coached of the Campbellford Rebels of the Empire B Junior C Hockey League in 2012–13.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1962–63||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA||50||1||16||17||18||5||0||0||0||2|
|1963–64||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA||46||5||19||24||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|1964–65||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA||56||11||35||46||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1965–66||Hamilton Red Wings||OHA||46||8||31||39||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|1965–66||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1966–67||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||2||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||57||2||14||16||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||Fort Worth Wings||CHL||13||0||4||4||16||13||3||9||12||12|
|1968–69||Fort Worth Wings||CHL||37||6||14||20||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1968–69||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1970–71||Kansas City Blues||CHL||58||5||19||24||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||Dallas Black Hawks||CHL||56||20||38||58||24||6||0||7||7||5|
|1972–73||Los Angeles Sharks||WHA||70||18||27||45||10||6||0||2||2||2|
|1973–74||Los Angeles Sharks||WHA||78||4||26||30||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||Kansas City Scouts||NHL||27||3||6||9||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||48||2||15||17||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1975–76||Fort Worth Texans||CHL||62||11||32||43||61||—||—||—||—||—|
|1975–76||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||4||0||1||1||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1976–77||Forth Worth Texans||CHL||23||4||11||15||10||—||—||—||—||—|
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