Nick Crawford (D)
Buffalo Sabresâ€™ sixth-round selection (164th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Re-signed a one-year NHL contract with Buffalo on July 19, 2013.
2012-13: His second season with the Amerksâ€¦ Finished fourth among team defensemen in scoring after recording 19 points (5+14) in 53 regular season gamesâ€¦ Netted four power-play goals and was one of just three Rochester rearguards to score shorthandedâ€¦ Dressed for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Toronto before sitting out Games 2 and 3 with an injuryâ€¦ Skated a team-high 28:29 against Oklahoma City on 4/12â€¦ Appeared in his 100th game as an Amerk at Syracuse on 3/02â€¦ Posted a three-game point streak (1+2) from 2/01 to 2/05â€¦ Scored a power-play goal and was +3 at Syracuse on 2/02â€¦ Had a three-game assist streak from 1/12 to 1/18â€¦ Was +2 against Hamilton on 1/11â€¦ Scored the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win at Abbotsford on 1/04â€¦ Skated in his 150th professional game against San Antonio on 11/28â€¦ Scored a short-handed, empty-netter in his season debut at Adirondack on 10/27
2011-12: Completed his first season in Rochester with 22 points (6+16) and 26 PIM in 70 regular season appearancesâ€¦ Appeared in all three playoff games for the Amerks, collecting one assistâ€¦ Recorded an assist in his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19â€¦ Collected two points (1+1) in a 5-1 win over Syracuse on 4/13â€¦Had a three-game point streak (2+1) from 3/17 to 3/23â€¦ Notched his first multi-point game of the season with two assists and was +2 against Hershey on 2/22... Scored a goal and was +2 against Abbotsford on 2/02â€¦ Had a season-high four-game point streak (1+3) from 1/14 to 1/21â€¦ Logged 29:42 of ice time in a 5-2 loss to Oklahoma City on 1/19â€¦ Skated in his 100th pro game at Adirondack on 12/10â€¦ Recorded a three-game point streak (1+2) from 10/14 to 10/18â€¦ Scored his first goal of the season and first as an Amerk vs. Syracuse on 10/18â€¦Registered his first point as an Amerk with an assist at Lake Erie on 10/14â€¦Made his Amerks debut against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 10/13â€¦ 2010-11: Registered his first AHL playoff point with an assist in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals vs. Connecticut on 4/14 and would complete the Calder Cup Playoffs with two assists in 12 gamesâ€¦ Finished rookie campaign third in scoring among team defensemen with 31 points (7+24) in 76 games with the Portland Pirates (AHL)â€¦ Posted career-highs in all offensive categoriesâ€¦ Logged a four-game point streak (1+3) from 2/26-3/06â€¦ His first career two-goal game (2+1) came on 2/16 vs. Providenceâ€¦ Earned a goal and assist (1+1) in Piratesâ€™ last-minute victory at Connecticut on 1/29â€¦ First career two-point (1+1) game came on12/05 at Worcesterâ€¦ Scored his first professional goal vs. Charlotte on 10/10â€¦ Made his professional debut in the Pirates 6-5 season opening victory vs. Manchester on 10/09â€¦ 2009-10: Assisted on 12 goals in 17 postseason outings for Barrie in its run to the OHL Championship series vs. Windsorâ€¦ His 12 points led all Barrie defensemen in scoringâ€¦ Split his final junior season between Saginaw and Barrie (OHL) in a year that saw him capture career-highs in all offensive categories in goals (11), power-play goals (seven), assists (59), power-play assists (29) and points (70) in 68 combined gamesâ€¦ Led all Ontario Hockey League defensemen in scoring and became the first blueliner in
OHL history to pace league rearguards in both scoring and plus/minus ratingâ€¦ His plus-51 on-ice rating was a team and league bestâ€¦ Ranked fifth in the OHL with 59 assists and eighth with 29 power-play assists while averaging
more than a point per gameâ€¦ Represented the OHLâ€™s Eastern Conference at the 2010 All-Star Gameâ€¦ Named to
the OHLâ€™s and CHLâ€™s First All-Star Teamsâ€¦ Finished second in voting for OHL Defenseman of the Yearâ€¦ Voted as the OHLâ€™s Best Offensive Defenseman in the OHL Coaches Pollâ€¦ 2008-09: Chipped in five points (1+4) in eight playoff contestsâ€¦ Saw his offensive output more than double as he finished second in scoring among team defensemen with 42 points (7+35) in 65 games with the Saginaw Spirit (OHL)â€¦ His four power-play tallies also were the most among rearguardsâ€¦ 2007-08: Tallied 20 points (4+16) and a career-high 58 PIM in 68 games with Saginawâ€¦ 2006-07: Recorded eight points (1+7) in his rookie season for the Spirit despite seeing a significant amount of playing time in 63 regular season showings