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TSN.ca Staff
7/2/2012 12:16:26 AM
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Marc Crawford is heading back behind the bench.

Crawford, who spent the recently completed NHL season as a member of the NHL on TSN broadcast team, is heading to Zurich, to coach the ZSC Lions in the Swiss National League A.

A native of Belleville, ON, Crawford was the head coach of the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Dallas Stars.

While with the Canucks, Crawford marked himself as the longest-serving and winningest head coach in franchise history, coaching 529 games.

Highlights of Crawford's illustrious career include being awarded the Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year in 1995, winning a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, and coaching the Canadian men's hockey team at the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games.

Prior to his coaching career, Crawford played 176 NHL games as a forward with the Vancouver Canucks and was a part of two Memorial Cup teams as a junior with the Cornwall Royals.

Marc Crawford (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
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