Brad McCrimmon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Brad McCrimmon

Canadian ice hockey player

Date of Birth: 29-Mar-1959

Place of Birth: Plenty, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date of Death: 07-Sep-2011

Profession: ice hockey player

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Brad McCrimmon

  • Byron Brad McCrimmon (March 29, 1959 – September 7, 2011) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and coach.
  • He played over 1,200 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and Phoenix Coyotes between 1979 and 1997.
  • He achieved his greatest success in Calgary, where he was named a second team All-Star in 1987–88, played in the 1988 NHL All-Star Game and won the Plus-Minus Award with a league leading total of +48.
  • In 1989, he helped the Flames win their only Stanley Cup championship.
  • His career plus-minus of +444 is one of the highest totals in NHL history. McCrimmon turned to coaching following his playing career, serving as an assistant with the New York Islanders before taking over as head coach of the Western Hockey League's Saskatoon Blades for two seasons between 1998 and 2000.
  • He then returned to the NHL as an assistant, first with the Flames then the Atlanta Thrashers and finally the Red Wings.
  • He left the NHL to become the head coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in 2011.
  • He never coached a regular season game however, as he was killed in the 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash along with most of the team after their plane crashed en route to their first game.

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