Brad McCrimmon (Plenty) is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame as Player.
McCrimmon was born and raised in Plenty where he played most of his minor hockey. He also played some of his minor hockey in Rosetown. McCrimmon played two season in the SJHL for the Prince Albert Raiders (1974-76). As a 16 year old he was selected as the top defenseman in the SJHL. McCrimmon then played three season in the WHL for the Brandon Wheat Kings. In that time he was a two time All Star and chosen as the Defenseman of the League in 1977-78. The following year he was the captain of the Wheat Kings and led the team to a WHL Championship and berth in the Memorial Cup.
McCrimmon was selected 15th overall by the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. He played 18 season in the league, 1222 total games, accumulating 81 goals, 322 assists for 403 points. During his time in the NHL he played for the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and Phoenix Coyotes.
McCrimmon coached as soon as he retired from the NHL in 1997. He coached for 14 years, 12 in the NHL, 2 in the WHL, and at the time of his death he was in his first season with the Yarolavl Lokomotiv of the Kontinental Hockey League.