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Stars Burish tries to score on Blackhawks Crawford in Chicago
Dallas Stars right wing Adam Burish (L) tries to score as Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford defends during the first period at the United Center in Chicago on December 8, 2010. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Corey Crawford (born December 31, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender, who is currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. His teammates and coaches often refer to him as "Crawf" or "Crow".

Crawford was drafted 52nd overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. Crawford spent his pre-junior career playing for the Midget AAA Gatineau Intrepides, before spending his junior career with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Crawford was the goaltender for the Wildcats in the 2003-04 QMJHL playoffs, when they ousted Rimouski Océanic in the first round. They went on to the President's Cup final, but lost the series to the Gatineau Olympiques. Crawford currently holds the Wildcats record for Best Goals Against Average (2.47 in 2004-05), Most Wins (35 in 2003-04), and is tied with Simon Lajeunesse for Most Shutouts in a season (6 in 2004-05). He was twice named to the QMJHL's second All-Star team (2003-04, 2004-05).

Crawford made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks on 22 January 2006 against the Minnesota Wild. He relieved Adam Munro in the third period, made seven saves and did not allow any goals. He had his first career start against the St. Louis Blues on February 2, 2006. He finished the evening with a record of five goals allowed and twenty-nine saves in a 6-5 shootout loss. He recorded his first career win and shut-out against the Anaheim Ducks on March 5, 2008. Crawford also recorded a strong performance against the Detroit Red Wings, stopping 45 of 47 shots in a 3-1 loss on March 11.

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