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Bruce James Crowder (born March 25, 1957) is a Canadian retired 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.

Bruce Crowder
Born (1957-03-25) March 25, 1957 (age 62)
Essex, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 153rd overall, 1977
Philadelphia Flyers
WHA Draft 84th overall, 1977
Calgary Cowboys
Playing career 1979–1985
Biographical details
Alma materUniversity of New Hampshire
Playing career
1975–1979New Hampshire
Position(s)Right Wing
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1990Maine (Assistant)
1990–1991Massachusetts–Lowell (Associate)
1991–1996Massachusetts–Lowell
1996–2005Northeastern
2006–2007Portland Pirates
Head coaching record
Overall223–243–52 (.481)
Tournaments2–2 (.500)

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 1991 he was promoted to the head coach of the River Hawks and posted a record of 11–19–4. In the following four seasons with UMass Lowell Crowder's record was an impressive 88–56–15, and in 1996 he took over the head coaching job at Northeastern where he was 124–168–33 over 9 seasons, finishing last in the conference 4 times. He was released from his coaching responsibilities at Northeastern in the Spring of 2005 and was replaced by Greg Cronin.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 New Hampshire Wildcats ECAC 31 6 12 18 14
1976–77 New Hampshire Wildcats ECAC 39 9 9 18 28
1977–78 New Hampshire Wildcats ECAC 30 10 35 45 58
1978–79 New Hampshire Wildcats ECAC 35 22 30 52 34
1979–80 Maine Mariners AHL 49 16 11 27 23 11 3 1 4 13
1980–81 Maine Mariners AHL 68 25 19 44 94 20 11 6 17 29
1981–82 Boston Bruins NHL 63 16 11 27 31 11 5 3 8 9
1981–82 Erie Blades AHL 15 6 6 12 6
1982–83 Boston Bruins NHL 80 21 19 40 58 17 3 1 4 34
1983–84 Boston Bruins NHL 74 6 14 20 44 3 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 4 7 11 23
NHL totals 243 47 51 98 156 31 8 4 12 43

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Massachusetts–Lowell Chiefs (Hockey East) (1991–1994)
1991–92 Massachusetts–Lowell 11–19–4 6–11–4 6th Hockey East Quarterfinals
1992–93 Massachusetts–Lowell 20–17–2 10–13–1 t-4th Hockey East Consolation Game (Win)
1993–94 Massachusetts–Lowell 25–10–5 14–6–4 2nd NCAA West Regional Semifinals
Massachusetts–Lowell: 56–46–11 30–30–9
Massachusetts–Lowell River Hawks (Hockey East) (1994–1996)
1994–95 Massachusetts–Lowell 17–19–4 11–12–1–1 5th Hockey East Consolation Game (Loss)
1995–96 Massachusetts–Lowell 26–10–4 16–6–2–1 2nd NCAA West Regional Semifinals
Massachusetts–Lowell: 43–29–8 27–18–3–2
Northeastern Huskies (Hockey East) (1996–2005)
1996–97 Northeastern 12–23–0 7–17–0 9th Hockey East Quarterfinals
1997–98 Northeastern 21–15–3 13–8–3 4th Hockey East Quarterfinals
1998–99 Northeastern 11–20–3 6–16–2 9th
1999–00 Northeastern 12–19–5 8–11–5 t-5th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2000–01 Northeastern 13–19–4 7–13–4 7th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2001–02 Northeastern 19–17–3 11–11–2 5th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2002–03 Northeastern 10–21–3 5–17–2 t-8th
2003–04 Northeastern 11–16–7 5–13–6 9th
2004–05 Northeastern 15–18–5 10–10–4 6th Hockey East Quarterfinals
Northeastern: 124–168–33 72–116–28
Total: 223–243–52

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016-17 Northeastern Huskies Hockey Media Guide" (PDF). Northeastern Huskies. Retrieved 2017-06-19.

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