Joseph Michael Crabb (born April 3, 1983), is an American former professional ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Atlanta Thrashers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers.
April 3, 1983|
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Växjö Lakers HC
|National team||United States|
226th overall, 2002|
New York Rangers
Previously, Crabb played for Colorado College of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL), and the Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Thrashers (NHL). He scored his first NHL goal on December 10, 2008 in a game against the New York Rangers.
On June 24, 2010, Crabb was traded by the Thrashers to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a deal that sent the Thrashers' first (24th overall) and second round picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft as well as Marty Reasoner, Crabb and Jeremy Morin to Chicago in exchange for Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager and Akim Aliu. However, he signed a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on the first day of free agency, July 1, 2010. Crabb started the 2010–11 season with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League but was frequently called up to the Maple Leafs, playing a total of 48 games that season.
Prior to the 2014–15 season, on October 6, 2014, Crabb was traded by the Panthers to the New York Rangers in exchange for Steven Kampfer and Andrew Yogan. Having passed through waivers he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack for the duration of the year, contributing with 28 points in 66 games. In the post-season, Crabb elevated his play and posted 10 points in 15 games.
As a free agent from the Rangers, Crabb went unsigned over the summer, before accepting an invite to the Arizona Coyotes training camp on September 16, 2015. His stay with the Coyotes was brief as he was released upon the completion of camp on September 21. On October 7, 2015, Crabb opted to sign his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with Swedish club, Växjö Lakers HC. In the 2015–16 season, Crabb appeared in 31 games with the Lakers before opting to transfer to fellow SHL club, Frölunda HC on February 1, 2016. He helped the Indians, to play in 14 post-season games for 7 points in claiming their fourth Le Mat Trophy in Franchise history.
At the conclusion of his 10th professional season, Crabb announced his retirement from the game. He initially joined hometown collegiate program, Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, as a volunteer assistant coach.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1999–00||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||55||13||10||23||69||3||1||0||1||4|
|2000–01||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||60||12||13||25||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||61||15||27||42||94||7||4||8||12||21|
|2010–11||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||48||3||12||15||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||67||11||15||26||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||62||15||14||29||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||66||12||16||28||40||15||6||4||10||8|
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- "College Hockey notes". The Gazette. September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.