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Griffins Recall Crawford from Toledo

March 15, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday recalled defenseman Marcus Crawford from the ECHL's Toledo Walleye.

??Crawford, 21, made his American Hockey League debut with the Griffins during the season opener at Texas on Oct. 5 and has skated in two games.

??The 5-foot-11, 196-pound blueliner has appeared in 48 games with the Walleye during his rookie campaign and ranks second among team defensemen in scoring with 26 points (3-23-26) while adding a plus-six rating and 26 penalty minutes. He shows six points (0-6-6) in the last seven contests.

?Before turning professional, Crawford played four seasons with the Ontario Hockey League's Saginaw Spirit, totaling 149 points (23-126-149) and 174 PIM in 252 outings from 2014-18. During the 2017-18 campaign, the Ajax, Ontario, native ranked sixth among league defensemen with 53 points (13-40-53) while posting career highs in points, goals, assists and games played (68).

?The Griffins return to Van Andel Arena tonight to host the Rockford IceHogs at 7 p.m., before embarking on a season-high six-game road trip.

?Single-game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit for more information.

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