Eric Crawford enters his fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens after 16 years as a member of the Vancouver Canucks, including five, from 2010-11 to 2014-2015, as director of player personnel. His duties included the management of professional and amateur scouting staffs. Prior to this role he served two years as a pro scout, two years as director of professional scouting. From 2008 to 2010, he was director of pro scouting and from 2005 to 2008 he worked as pro scout. Eric first joined the Canucks' organization in 1999 as assistant coach, video and move on to assistant coach with the Manitoba Moose, the club's AHL affiliate, from 2002 to 2005.
During his 16-year association with the organization, the Canucks twice won the President Trophy, in 2011 and 2012, reached the Stanley Cup finals in 2011 and the Calder Cup finals with the AHL affiliate team in 2009 and 2015.
Now 45, Eric played five seasons at St. Thomas University, including three as team captain and is a four-time CIS Academic All Canadian. He graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996 and a Bachelor of Education in 1997. His brother Marc is the Senators associate coach and his father Floyd, who signed a "C" form with the Canadiens back in 1945, captained Canada to the World Hockey Championship in 1959.