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Fantasy Summary

Mobile blue liner with a potent physical edge, Crozier projects as a two-way puck-moving defenseman that likely tops out as a third pairing defender.


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May 2023 – After wrapping up his NCAA career with Providence College, Crozier earned himself an entry level contract with the Lightning. He got his first taste of professional hockey with the Syracuse Crunch following the conclusion of his Senior season and appeared to hold his own just fine against the pro competition. He will likely spend the next season or two in the AHL with Syracuse but could earn a look with Tampa Bay if he continues to progress his game as he has. Wade Messier

 

June 2020 – Crozier’s freshman season at Providence College was by all accounts a success, as the young defenseman transitioned well to the pace of college hockey and was able to fill a top-four role on Providence’s blue line. In 33 games for the Friars, Crozier recorded four goals and 16 points, which placed him second on his team for defensemen in both categories. Crozier remains a strong two-way defenseman with a healthy dose of bite to his game and still owns upside as a potential NHL defenseman. Brandon Holmes

 

June 2019 The Lightning selected second-year eligible defenseman Max Crozier in the fourth round of the 2019 Draft at 120th overall. Crozier spent his overage season with the Sioux Falls Stampede in 2018-2019, where he posted 10 goals and 43 points in 60 games played with a gaudy penalty minute total of 132 minutes. Crozier’s greatest asset is his skating ability; he’s quick and smooth on his edges which allows him to transition the puck and control gaps on attackers with ease. Not the biggest player at just 6’1”, 194 lbs, but loves to play with a physical bite to his game and is not afraid to lay the body on attackers to separate players from the puck and deny zone entries. Lacks the puck skills, at this time, to become a powerplay contributor at the pro level, but can pick up points with his ability to transition the puck and owns the upside to become a number four or five defensemen. Brandon Holmes

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 19, 2000
Height 6‘2”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 120

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 NWCAA Bruins U15 AAHCAA U1526 6 1117 22|        
  Calgary Flames U15 AAAAEHL U153 1 01 0|        
 2014-2015 Calgary Flames U15 AAAAEHL U1525 2 1214 26|        
  NWCAA Bruins U16 AAAAEHL U172 0 22 4|        
  Team Calgary North Alberta Cup5 2 24 2|        
 2015-2016 Edge School U16 PrepCSSHL U1630 7 2633 56|Playoffs4 0 33
 2016-2017 Edge School U18 PrepCSSHL U1824 5 2025 38|Playoffs5 0 00
 2017-2018 Nanaimo ClippersBCHL49 6 2329 67|Playoffs6 0 22
 2018-2019 Sioux Falls StampedeUSHL60 10 3343 132|Playoffs12 4 711 10 
 2019-2020 Providence CollegeNCAA33 4 1216 24|        
 2020-2021 Providence CollegeNCAA17 3 58 10|        
 2021-2022 Providence CollegeNCAA32 7 1623 16|        
 2022-2023 Providence CollegeNCAA37 3 2124 33|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL9 0 33 6|Playoffs5 0 00
 2023-2024 Tampa Bay LightningNHL13 0 22 7|Playoffs3 0 00
  Syracuse CrunchAHL49 4 1721 43|Playoffs6 0 44

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