Well-rounded player who is capable of playing in all situations ... A big winger who can go to the net ... Will serve as an alternate captain in his senior season.
2007-08 (Junior): Started the season with one goal in 14 games, but then exploded on offense, with 14 goals, including three two-goal games, as well as 17 assists, for 31 points in the last 28 games ... Had an assist each night in a sweep of Colgate (10/19-20) ... Netted a three-point weekend against Mercyhurst, including putting a goal and an assist on the board in the series finale (11/9-10) ... Potted a power-play goal in game two of Lake Superior State series (12/1) in the second period, then followed with an assist on Tim Kennedy's ensuing goal for his second two-point game of the season ... Awarded CCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors on Dec. 10 for his four-point effort in Ferris State home-and-home series (12/7-8); posted two goals in each game against Ferris State, two at full strength, one on a power play and one on an empty net ... Recorded four points in the Lake Superior State series, with two goals and an assist in game one (1/4) and another assist in game two (1/5); the three-point effort in game one tied his then-career-high in most points in a game ... Assisted on Matt Schepke's second-period goal against Notre Dame in the first contest of the series (1/11) ... Tallied the game-winning goal in first contest of Ohio State series (1/18), after assisting on Bryan Lerg's power-play goal earlier in the first period; he then picked up an assist on Matt Schepke's game-winning goal in game two (1/19) for a three-point weekend ... Continued to generate offense for the Spartans with a power-play goal against Michigan (1/26), his 10th tally of the season and third with a man advantage ... Set a new career high with four points (1-3-4) in game two of the Nebraska-Omaha series (2/2) - scoring the game winning goal in the second period, while also assisting on two Bryan Lerg goals and one Andrew Rowe tally ... Had a three-point weekend against Western Michigan (2/15-16) with a goal and two assists; tallied his first helper on Bryan Lerg's game-winning goal in the first contest, then helped on Lerg's power-play goal in the first period of game two before scoring his own goal at 1:38 in the second period ... Scored MSU's second goal against the Wolverines in game one (2/22) of the February series against UM, and also posted the solo assist on Justin Abdelkader's game-winner later in the third period for his ninth multi-point game of the season ... Ended the regular season with the primary assist on Abdelkader's game-winning goal in game one of the Bowling Green series (2/29) ... Tallied four points (2-2-4) in the three-game CCHA quarterfinal series with Northern Michigan (3/14-16), earning a point in each contest. In game one, he scored a third-period power-play goal and also assisted on Bryan Lerg's first-period goal for his 10th multi-point game of the season; he scored again in game two, another power-play tally, and finished the series with an assist on Bryan Lerg's goal in game three ... Extended his scoring streak to five games with points in both NCAA West Regional games. He assisted on Jeff Dunne's game winner against Colorado College (3/28) in the semifinal game, and then helped on Abdelkader's goal against Notre Dame in the final (3/29).
2006-07 (Sophomore): Fourteen goals and 11 assists for 25 points in 41 games ... Four goals came on the power play ... Six points (3g, 3a) in eight postseason games ... Was fifth on the squad in goals (14) and finished the year with 25 points ... Had two, two-goal games and five goals overall in the NCAA Tournament ... Scored twice in the season opener against Western Michigan (10/13) ... Had a five-game scoring streak early in the season (10/28 - 11/10) which included three multi-point games: a goal and an assist against both Sacred Heart (10/28) and Ferris State (11/7), and two assists in a 6-0 win at Ferris State (11/10) ... Two power-play goals, including the game winner, to lift the MSU over Michigan Great Lakes Invitational final, earning All-Tournament Team honors ... Added two markers at Miami in a 4-1 victory (1/6) ... Had a two-point night in the second CCHA quarterfinal game against Nebraska-Omaha (3/10). His first-period goal was his 50th point as a Spartan, and later in the period assisted on Tim Kennedy's eventual game-winner ... Finished the UNO series a +1 ... Scored the game-winning goal and added a third-period insurance marker in the Spartans' 5-1 victory over Boston University in the NCAA first round (3/23) ... Assisted on Tim Kennedy's game-winner in the Midwest Regional against Notre Dame (3/23).
2005-06 (Freshman): Scored 17 goals and added 13 assists for a 30-point campaign ... 17 goals ranked second and was the ninth-highest freshman total in MSU history - the most since David Booth in 2003 ... Ranked eighth in the CCHA in goal scoring ... Placed 15th nationally and tied for second in the league in power-play goals (10) ... Ranked fourth among CCHA rookies in points ... MSU's top postseason scorer with six goals and three assists in seven games ... All-Tournament Team at the East Regional ... Second-leading goal scorer in NCAA Tournament (3) and tied for first in goals per game (1.5) ... Tied for first among NCAA scorers in power play goals in the tournament (2) and also ranked second among all rookies in points per game (1.5) ... Named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team ... CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention ... Scored his first goal as a Spartan at 19:17 of the third period to force a 3-3 tie with archrival Michigan (10/22) ... Scored a power-play goal in 4-3 win at Cornell (10/29) ... Scored two goals in the series against Northern Michigan (11/4-5) ... Extended his point streak to three games with a goal against Northern (11/5) ... Tallied his first assist as a Spartan in 3-3 tie against Western Michigan (11/18) ... Scored against Minnesota (11/26) in a 2-2 tie ... Netted the first goal of a 3-2 OT semifinal victory in the GLI against Michigan Tech (12/29) ... Pair of assists in a sweep of Wayne State (1/6-7) ... First career multiple-point game (goal, assist) in a 4-0 win over Alaska Fairbanks (1/14) ... Scored lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Ferris State (1/24) ... Notched a goal and two assists in a 3-2 win at Notre Dame (2/3) ... Contributed a power-play goal in 3-2 win over Miami (2/17) ... Tallied a goal against UAF (3/11) combining with Bryan Lerg and Chris Lawrence to set a CCHA record for the fastest three goals in Tournament history (1:46) ... Added a pair of assists in the series-clinching win against the Nanooks (3/12) ... Scored two power-play goals in a 4-1 CCHA semifinal victory over Michigan ... Netted MSU's only goal in a 1-0 win over New Hampshire in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the first Spartan shutout in NCAA history ... Added a pair of goals in a dramatic attempt at a comeback in a 5-4 loss to Maine in the NCAA Regional Final.
PRIOR TO MSU: Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (No. 126 overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft ... Played in the British Columbia Hockey League (2002-05) ... Began the 2004-05 season with the Victoria Salsa and was traded to South Surrey at the deadline ... In 56 regular-season games, compiled a 23-27--50 stat line with seven PPG and 30 PIM ... In 16 playoff games, recorded three goals and 12 assists for 15 points to rank tied for seventh among BCHL playoff scoring leaders ... Spent the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons with Powell River Kings ... Posted 21 goals and 34 assists for 55 points in 57 games in 2003-04 ... Recorded 6-6-12 in 52 games in 2002-03 ... Prior to Powell, played for Victoria Racquet Club (Bantam AAA) from 2000-02.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 16, 1986 ... Food industry management major ... Enjoys playing golf and tennis ... Carerer ambition is to play in the NHL ... Graduated from Oak Bay Secondary School in Victoria, B.C. ... Favorite NHL team: Vancouver Canucks ... Favorite NHL player: Hendrick Zetterberg ... Son of Dick and Sally Crowder ... Brother, Paul, plays at Alaska-Anchorage ... Notes that his biggest influence has been "my family, they have always stuck by my side during the good and the bad times."
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