Looking back on the career of Blackhawks former goaltender Corey Crawford

Published August 26, 2022 at 10:57

Unanimously hockey fans will tell you that goaltending is the most important position in the sport, and this holds true as the goalie is the last line of defence, and a goalies game is often judged by wins, goals against, save percentage and playoff success (although the latter, is also reliant on a team effort), and Corey Crawford excelled in all facets, during his time with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Crawford, a native of Montreal, Quebec., played parts of 14 seasons all with the Blackhawks, recording a record of 260-162-53, adding 26 shutouts through 488 regular season games, posting a career 2.45 goals/against average, and .918 save percentage.

The 37-year-old, retired goaltender perhaps thrived most, and earned his impressive feats, during the Hawks multiple Stanley Cup runs, during the 2012-13 and 2014-15 playoffs, where he backstopped his squad to two Stanley Championships.

The 52nd overall selection in the 2003 NHL Draft, has also represented his native Canada internationally. Crawford suited up for one game at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, earning the win, allowing just one goal on 19 shots. The Canadians went on to win the gold medal, during Crawford's last international appearance.

The Hawks goalie, was traded to the New Jersey Devils in October 2020, as a cap dump as Crawford was unable to continue playing, he officially retired on January 9, 2021.
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Looking back on the career of Blackhawks former goaltender Corey Crawford

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