After spending 10 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford signed a two-year contract with the New Jersey Devils worth 7.2 million. On Friday, New Jersey announced that Corey Crawford was taking an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons. Just one day after Crawford took a leave of absence he is now hanging up his skates. On Saturday Corey Crawford announced that he will be retiring after 10 seasons in the NHL.
In 480 games played in the NHL, Crawford has a record of 260-162, 2.45 Goals Allowed Average, .918 save percentage, 26 shutouts, and has faced 13,924 shots. During his time with the Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford was crucial in Chicago winning the Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015. Crawford has also won the William M. Jennings Trophy twice but the award was shared both times with Ray Emery in 2013 and Carey Price in 2015.
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