Born May 28, 1943 in Parry Sound, Ontario
Height 5′ 10″, Weight 170 lbs., Shoots Left, Played Centre
Number 15, Rookie Year is 1965

Terry Crisp, forever known to his friends as “Crispy”, would go on to become the first Parry Sound born player in the NHL. He was soon followed by Bobby Orr and Gary Sabourin!

After graduating from the Parry Sound minor hockey system, Terry joined the St. Mary’s Junior B squad and posted a
49-goal season. Noticed immediately by NHL scouts, Terry signed with the Boston Bruins in 1961 and reported for junior duty with the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHA. During his second season with the Flyers, Crisp recorded 74 points in 50 games.

Playing as a junior, Crisp showed the hockey world he was a natural – a great playmaker who displayed strong work ethic and paid close attention to defense – qualities which helped him become a great all-round player.

Terry got his first taste of NHL life in 1965-66 during a three-game try-out with the Bruins. In the expansion draft of 1967, he was plucked from the Bruins by St. Louis where he played five seasons with the Blues. Then in the 1972 expansion, Terry was claimed by the New York Islanders. During his first season on Long Island, Crisp was traded to Philadelphia. In 1973-74, Terry’s first full season with the Flyers, Crisp and his teammates won the Stanley Cup – the first time in franchise history. The Flyers repeated the championship in 1974-75, but just two games into the 1976-77 season, Crisp retired and turned to coaching. On the ice, his career spanned 11 seasons in the NHL! He posted 201 points (67 goals, 134 assists) in 536 games.

He was named Coach of the Year in the OHA in 1983-84 while with the Soo Greyhounds. Moving back to the NHL, Terry joined the Calgary Flames in 1987-88, and in his second NHL season as a head coach, he guided the Flames to the Stanley Cup. After three seasons in Calgary, Crisp was replaced behind the bench. In 1992-93, he was hired as head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was head coach from the franchise’s inception through October of 1997, coaching 391 games – the most ever by an expansion coach. He also served as the assistant coach of the silver medal-
winning Canadian team at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France.

It’s no wonder then why Terry Crisp is one of the most recognizable names when it comes to the hockey world!

More recently, his career has taken him upstairs to the broadcast booth as a colour analyst where the three-time Stanley Cup winner is currently in his sixth season as the broadcast colour analyst for the Nashville Predators. In addition to working Predators games, Terry has worked as a studio analyst for TSN during the 2000 and 2002 World Championships. He served as a colour analyst for FOX Sports during the 1998-99 season and during the 1998 and 1999 Stanley Cup finals, and has served in a similar capacity for TSN over the past several years.

Terry and his wife, Sheila, now reside in Nashville.

Statistics

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1960-61 St. Mary’s Lincolns OHA-B 32 49 71 120
1961-62 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 50 16 22 38 57 10 1 6 7 6
1962-63 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 50 39 35 74 68 9 5 12 17 10
1962-63 Niagara Falls Flyers M-Cup 16 11 12 23 22
1963-64 Minneapolis Bruins CPHL 42 15 20 35 22
1964-65 Minneapolis Bruins CPHL 70 28 34 62 22 5 0 2 2 0
1965-66 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1965-66 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 61 11 22 33 35 9 1 5 6 0
1966-67 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 69 31 42 73 37 11 3 7 10 0
1967-68 St. Louis Blues NHL 73 9 20 29 10 +9 18 1 5 6 6
1968-69 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 6 9 15 14 +8 12 3 4 7 20
1968-69 Kansas City Blues CHL 4 1 1 2 4
1969-70 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 5 6 11 2 0 16 2 3 5 2
1969-70 Buffalo Bisons AHL 51 15 34 49 14
1970-71 St. Louis Blues NHL 54 5 11 16 13 +3 6 1 0 1 2
1971-72 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 13 18 31 12 +7 11 1 3 4 2
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 54 4 16 20 6 -22
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 1 5 6 2 +4 11 3 2 5 2
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 71 10 21 31 28 +12 17 2 2 4 4
1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 71 8 19 27 20 +11 9 2 4 6 0
1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 38 6 9 15 28 +6 10 0 5 5 2
1976-77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 536 67 134 201 135 110 15 28 43 40

Coaching

Season Team Lge Type GP W L T OTL Pct Result
1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Assistant Coach
1978-79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Assistant Coach
1979-80 Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds OHA Head Coach 68 22 45 1 0 0.331
1980-81 Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds OHL Head Coach 68 47 19 2 0 0.706
1981-82 Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds OHL Head Coach 68 40 25 3 0 0.610
1982-83 Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds OHL Head Coach 70 48 21 1 0 0.693
1983-84 Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds OHL Head Coach 70 38 28 4 0 0.571
1984-85 Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds OHL Head Coach 66 54 11 1 0 0.826
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL Head Coach 80 34 34 12 0 0.500 Lost in round 2
1986-87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL Head Coach 80 43 31 0 6 0.575 Lost in round 1
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL Head Coach 80 48 23 9 0 0.656 Lost in round 2
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL Head Coach 80 54 17 9 0 0.731 Won Championship
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL Head Coach 80 42 23 15 0 0.619 Lost in round 1
1992-93 Tampa-Bay Lightning NHL Head Coach 84 23 54 7 0 0.315 Out of Playoffs
1993-94 Tampa-Bay Lightning NHL Head Coach 84 30 43 11 0 0.423 Out of Playoffs
1994-95 Tampa-Bay Lightning NHL Head Coach 48 17 28 3 0 0.385 Out of Playoffs
1995-96 Tampa-Bay Lightning NHL Head Coach 82 38 32 12 0 0.537 Lost in round 1
1996-97 Tampa-Bay Lightning NHL Head Coach 82 32 40 10 0 0.451 Out of Playoffs
1997-98 Tampa-Bay Lightning NHL Head Coach* 11 2 7 2 0 0.273 Out of Playoffs

* Replaced Midseason

Awards
1982-83 Coach of the Year
1984-85 Coach of the Year

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