When you hear the last name Crawford on various levels in the hockey
world, whether it be amateur or professional, chances are people will
know the name.
It’s no surprise that Pete Crawford, general manager of the North
American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Springfield Jr. Blues is where he is and
has a burning desire to win.
Just like the rest of his highly competitive family.
Pete Crawford is one of nine brothers and sisters, a good majority of
whom have some type of job in hockey or sports in general.
Besides Pete, there is Bob who also is involved with Springfield and
owns the Connecticut Clippers of the Metropolitan Hockey League. Bob
also owns a team in Canada, and runs a hockey rink business on the east
coast. Brother Louie is the head coach of St. John’s, the top minor
league affiliate for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Todd Crawford is a former Olympic bobsledder; Eric Crawford is the video
coordinator for the Vancouver Canucks; and the head coach of the Canucks
is none other than Marc Crawford, perhaps the most famous of the
brothers’ Crawford, who lead the Colorado Avalanche to the 1996 Stanley
Cup and battled the Detroit Red Wings for several years as the Avs’
Oh, and don’t forget dad Floyd Crawford, who still keeps his hand in the
sport as head of scouting for the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL)
Pete attributes his success and desire to be the best at whatever he
does to his family.
“I’m from a very competitive family and I’m a competitive person,” says
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