Another player tendered by the Minnesota Magicians for the 2015-2016 season, Pierce Crawford is a forward from Park Ridge, Illinois who played his Midget and Prep hockey at Shattuck St. Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota. During the 2013-2014 season, Crawford excelled on Shattuck's U16 Midget team, scoring 12 goals and adding 22 assists in 54 games played. Last year as a member of the school's Midget Prep team, he played in 43 games and contributed 9 goals and 13 assists.
Magicians Head Coach Tom Upton said of Crawford, "Pierce is a natural leader and you can feel his character and leadership quality the moment you meet him. He is a hard nosed forward who will play the game hard and hold people around him accountable. He can skate well and make plays. He has the ability to create offense from down low in the offensive zone or on the rush. His impact on our team will be enormous on and off the ice."
Crawford will join a host of other Magicians hopefulls at the team's Main Camp in late July at Richfield Ice arena. From that camp, a prelimary roster will be formed for the start of the 2015-2016 season. For all of the latest news and information about Minnesota Magicians hockey, follow the team on social media on both Facebook and Twitter.