Marc Crawford joining Hockey Night in Canada
Hockey Night in Canada announced on Thursday that former Stanley Cup winning coach Marc Crawford will be joining its broadcast team next season.
Crawford, 47, will work in the broadcast booth as a game analyst. He worked on the show for a brief time in 1998-99 before being hired as coach of the Vancouver Canucks midway through the season. He spent the next six seasons behind the bench for Vancouver.
"I couldn't be more excited to begin my second tenure with Hockey Night in Canada," said Crawford. "I've coached from coast to coast in this country and I have a deep respect for the place that hockey holds in the hearts of Canadians."
The Belleville, Ont., native has an NHL coaching record of 470-361-52, with 100 ties with Quebec, Colorado, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
He was the Jack Adams Award winner as coach of the year in 1995, with Colorado winning the Stanley Cup the next year. Crawford also coached Canada at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
Prior to his coaching career, Crawford played 176 NHL games as a forward with the Vancouver Canucks and was a part of two Memorial Cup teams as a junior with the Cornwall Royals.
"We are excited to have Marc Crawford back on Hockey Night in Canada," show executive producer Sherali Najak said in a statement. "Marc’s resume speaks for itself. As a former player and NHL head coach, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game, which is great for our broadcast."
Crawford will also be a contributor to CBCSports.ca and Hockey Night in Canada Radio on Sirius.
HNIC recently announced that longtime NHL coach and executive Mike Milbury would be joining the team.