|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1959|
Kindersley Census Division
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 2011|
Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
Professional Hockey Player. For eighteen seasons (1979 to 1997), he played at the defense position in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and Phoenix Coyotes. McCrimmon began his lengthy association with the sport in 1976 as a player with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. He was selected by Boston as their 2nd choice (15th overall pick) during the 1979 NHL Entry Draft and marked his league debut with the Bruins during the 1979-1980 season; he appeared in 72 games that year. While with the Flyers, he comprised a formidable defensive line with Hall of Fame player Mark Howe which contributed largely to two Philadelphia squads that appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals (1984-1985 and 1986-1987 Flyers). McCrimmon would experience a Stanley Cup championship in 1989 with the Calgary Flames. In 1,222 regular season games, he compiled 81 goals (which included 3 ten-or-better goal seasons 1980-1981 with 11, 1985-1986 with 13 and 1986-1987 with 10) and 322 assists. He earned NHL All-Star status in 1988. After retiring as a player, McCrimmon embarked on a lengthy coaching career which included service as an assistant with the New York Islanders (1997 to 1998), as head coach with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL (1998 to 2000), as an assistant with the Calgary Flames (2000 to 2003), Atlanta Thrashers (2003 to 2008) and Detroit Red Wings (2008 to 2011). McCrimmon perished in a plane crash in Russia which also claimed the lives of several other former NHL players. At the time of his death, he was serving as head coach of the Lokomotiv hockey team. (bio by: C.S.)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Cremated in Canada and retained by his family
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Sep 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76130192
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