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08-08-2011, 04:26 AM
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D - Doug Crossman

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Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
Doug Crossman, a Mike Keenan favorite, was a reliable defender and a great team guy. He was part of both the 1985 and 1987 Philadelphia teams that challenged for the Stanley Cup, and was part of the victorious 1987 Canada Cup team. He would play in over 900 NHL games and scored 464 points. He could move the puck so the fact that he could always find a NHL job on someone's blue line should not be surprising.

There have been few better passers from the back end. He was an outstanding puckhandler and a great breakout passer, able to read the ice and key the transition offense. He'd jump into rushes and pinch at the blue line with great efficiency.

Crossman's career seemed to peak in 1987, with a strong playoff (18 points in 26 games). After a short summer break Keenan included him on Team Canada and he did not look out of place against the extremely quick Soviets.
Accomplishments
* Two 50+ Point Seasons
* Five 40+ Point Seasons
* Named to 1987 Canada Cup Team (along with Bourque, Coffey, Rochefort, Murphy and others..)
* NHL Regular Season Statistics: 914 Games, 105 Goals, 359 Assists, +34
* NHL Playoff Statistics: 97 Games, 12 Goals, 39 Assists, +6

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