Dane Crowley

Hometown:

Winnipeg Manitoba

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1987-01-22

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

6th round (#168 overall), 2006 by Tampa

Weight:

210 lbs.

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History

Crowley, who was passed over in his first year of draft eligibility in 2005, finally got a regular shift this season, once he had been traded from Saskatoon at the trading deadline last season. In his first two seasons with the Blades, Crowley was only used sparingly, and was not able to contribute much until this past season, as his coaches began to experiment with him in all situations. In a combined 71 games split between Swift Current and Saskatoon, Crowley compiled one goal and 20 assists.

Talent Analysis
Crowley is not going to dazzle with his offensive ability, which is not very strong, but he is a respectable defensive defenseman with good mobility, an eagerness to play a physical, rugged game, and a willingness to drop the gloves to defend his teammates if the opportunity should arise. His combined total of 143 penalty minutes placed him second on the Broncos in that category. He is a hard worker with good leadership ability, and a team-first mentality.
Future
Crowley will still be a bit of a project for the next couple of years before he jumps to the professional game. His offensive game will have to see a bit of improvement.