Corey Crawford is one of the best players in Chicago Blackhawks history.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been lucky to draft and develop some all-time great players during the 21st century. They have had studly skaters like Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook but Corey Crawford was just as important in goal. He wasn’t the goaltender for the core’s first cup in 2010 but he was a huge part of it in 2013 and 2015. They were also a wildly successful team during those years in between but fell just short. Without elite goaltending, it is impossible to have sustained success.
On Saturday morning, Corey Crawford retired from the National Hockey League. During the offseason, he signed a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils after the Blackhawks let him go. He never played a game with New Jersey and only participated in a few practices. He had missed the last few practices leading up to his retirement due to personal reasons. Hopefully, everything is okay with him and his family.