Hall of Fame: Keith Crossman (1967)

Keith Crossman
Keith Crossman

Keith Crossman

Detroit, Michigan
Years Played: 1931, 1932, 1933
Co-Captain: 1933


Keith Crossman played hockey on an independent team in the Oakland County league before enrolling at Michigan.  Playing under Coach Eddie Lowrey, he played center for three seasons.  He was one of the most outstanding centers in college hockey and was, along with Emerson Reid, the part of the most feared scoring duos in the Western Conference, leading the team in scoring all three years.  He was elected co-captain for the 1932-1933 season.

Keith Crossman was selected as a spare on College Humor’s All-American team in 1931-1932.  He was also a member of the U.S. National Amateur White Stars team in 1934.  Known as “Iron Man”, he played every minute of every game for three years, except when serving a penalty.  In an exhibition game with the Detroit Red Wings, he scored on a ninety foot shot that took a crazy bounce over the goalie’s stick.  After graduation, Keith Crossman played twelve years in the M-O League and International League.  He was scoring champion two times, second in scoring twice, and third in scoring twice.  He also coached the Windsor Club one season and high school hockey in Rockford, Illinois for three years.


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