Drafted in the seventh round, 226th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the NY Rangers.
The speedy junior enjoyed an outstanding season in 2004-05, helping the Colorado College Tigers earn a trip to the Frozen Four. Crabb was a significant offensive contributor to an already deep CC team. He finished the season third on the team in scoring with 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists). He was one of only five Colorado College players to play in all 43 games this season. Crabb was particularly effective in power play situations, where 11 of his 16 goals were scored this season. His 11 power play goals ranked second on the team. Perhaps the most telling statistic of all is Crabb’s offensive consistency, posting at least one point in 26 of 43 games this season.
The pair of Crabb and junior Trevor Frischmon accounted for 26 (16.2 percent) of Colorado College’s 160 total goals and 58 (13.7 percent) of the Tigers’ 421 points this season. Both were second only to the dynamic duo of juniors Marty Sertich and Brett Sterling on the team.
Crabb did not agree to terms with the Rangers on either an NHL or AHL deal, but signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Thrashers.