Nick Crawford (D)
Buffalo Sabres’ 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 Amerks… Finished fourth among team defensemen in scoring after recording 19 points (5+14) in 53 regular season games… Netted four power-play goals and was one of just three Rochester rearguards to score shorthanded… Dressed for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Toronto before sitting out Games 2 and 3 with an injury… Skated a team-high 28:29 against Oklahoma City on 4/12… Appeared in his 100th game as an Amerk at Syracuse on 3/02… Posted a three-game point streak (1+2) from 2/01 to 2/05… Scored a power-play goal and was +3 at Syracuse on 2/02… Had a three-game assist streak from 1/12 to 1/18… Was +2 against Hamilton on 1/11… Scored the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win at Abbotsford on 1/04… Skated in his 150th professional game against San Antonio on 11/28… 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 appearances… Appeared in all three playoff games for the Amerks, collecting one assist… Recorded an assist in his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19… Collected two points (1+1) in a 5-1 win over Syracuse on 4/13…Had a three-game point streak (2+1) from 3/17 to 3/23… 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 2/02… Had a season-high four-game point streak (1+3) from 1/14 to 1/21… Logged 29:42 of ice time in a 5-2 loss to Oklahoma City on 1/19… Skated in his 100th pro game at Adirondack on 12/10… Recorded a three-game point streak (1+2) from 10/14 to 10/18… Scored his first goal of the season and first as an Amerk vs. Syracuse on 10/18…Registered his first point as an Amerk with an assist at Lake Erie on 10/14…Made his Amerks debut against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 10/13… 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 games… Finished rookie campaign third in scoring among team defensemen with 31 points (7+24) in 76 games with the Portland Pirates (AHL)… Posted career-highs in all offensive categories… Logged a four-game point streak (1+3) from 2/26-3/06… His first career two-goal game (2+1) came on 2/16 vs. Providence… Earned a goal and assist (1+1) in Pirates’ last-minute victory at Connecticut on 1/29… First career two-point (1+1) game came on12/05 at Worcester… Scored his first professional goal vs. Charlotte on 10/10… Made his professional debut in the Pirates 6-5 season opening victory vs. Manchester on 10/09… 2009-10: Assisted on 12 goals in 17 postseason outings for Barrie in its run to the OHL Championship series vs. Windsor… His 12 points led all Barrie defensemen in scoring… 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 games… 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 rating… His plus-51 on-ice rating was a team and league best… Ranked fifth in the OHL with 59 assists and eighth with 29 power-play assists while averaging
more than a point per game… Represented the OHL’s Eastern Conference at the 2010 All-Star Game… Named to
the OHL’s and CHL’s First All-Star Teams… Finished second in voting for OHL Defenseman of the Year… Voted as the OHL’s Best Offensive Defenseman in the OHL Coaches Poll… 2008-09: Chipped in five points (1+4) in eight playoff contests… 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)… His four power-play tallies also were the most among rearguards… 2007-08: Tallied 20 points (4+16) and a career-high 58 PIM in 68 games with Saginaw… 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