Samuel Rusty Crawford


  • NHL: 1917-19; 2 seasons, 1 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 10G, 8A for 18P in 38 games; 0.1 PS
  • When Crawford left the NHL,[2. To play in a senior league] he was tied for the league lead in Games Played but was 20th in Goals, 14th in Assists and 20th in Points
  • When he left the NHL, Crawford was 25th in GPG, 20th in APG and 24th in PPG
  • Playoffs: 2G, 1A for 3P in 2 games
  • Adjusted: 15G, 45A for 60P
  • Traded once within the NHL, and transferred once, willingly left the NHL, traded and otherwise transferred multiple times outside of the NHL.


  • Top 10 in Assists once

Great Teams

  • Best Player?[3. By points] on one NHL Stanley Cup Champion (’18 Arenas)
  • Role Player[4. By points] on one NHA Stanley Cup Champion (’13 Bulldogs)


Crawford played for an extremely long time for his era,[5. Crawford was still playing in the American Hockey Association at 43] in all three of the pro leagues of his day, and also the semi-pro/senior amateur league in Saskatchewan. But, aside from possibly being the star of one Stanley Cup Champion,[6. And we don’t have enough information to confirm that] he was never a great player. He was always a good one, but he never led any league in scoring, and rarely his pro teams (if ever). I don’t see it.

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