|Assets:||Has good size and likes to play a physical, up-and-down game. Has a meat-and-potatoes attitude, decent defensive acumen and a bundle of energy when on the ice.|
|Flaws:||Struggles when given too much ice time because of a general lack of top-end skills and offensive instincts. Has a tendency to take bad penalties. His rugged game leads to injuries.|
|Career Potential:||Rugged, agitating depth winger.|
|6/29/2014||Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|4/02/2013||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|4/01/2013||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a two-year contract extension.|
|3/24/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/10/2013||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|2/07/2013||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|11/16/2012||Signed by the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL).|
|7/10/2012||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|12/27/2011||Missed 35 games (broken left scapula).|
|10/05/2011||Broken left scapula, injured reserve.|
|6/22/2011||Re-signed by the St. Louis Blues to a two-year contract.|
|3/10/2011||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|2/08/2010||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|2/03/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/06/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|6/30/2009||St. Louis Blues tendered a qualifying offer.|
|11/18/2008||Claimed off waivers from the Dallas Stars.|
|7/02/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a one-year contract.|
|6/26/2008||Dallas Stars tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/24/2008||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|1/23/2008||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|1/16/2008||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|9/21/2007||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|8/02/2006||Signed with the Assat Pori of the SM-Liiga (Finland).|
|2/16/2006||Re-assigned to Idaho (ECHL).|
|2/04/2006||Re-assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|1/30/2006||Re-assigned to Idaho (ECHL).|
|9/26/2005||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|7/28/2005||Signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|9/20/2003||Returned to his junior team (Barrie-OHL).|
|6/29/2014||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Sam Gagner and B.J. Crombeen to the Arizona Coyotes for a 6th round selection in 2015.|
|7/10/2012||St. Louis Blues traded B.J. Crombeen to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 5th round selection in 2014.|
|11/18/2008||Claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Blues from the Dallas Stars.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round (54th overall) in 2003.|
Crombeen, Tippett familiar with each other | 07/04/2014 9:30 AM
NewsB.J. Crombeen was with the Dallas Stars from 2007-2009 when current Arizona bench boss Dave Tippett coached there.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
Impact"Going in knowing what the coach is looking for from you and from the team as a whole is obviously a nice thing to have on your side, and also having the coach know what you can bring to the team and what you can bring on a day-to-day basis is also a nice thing," Crombeen said. "So obviously it's up to me to go out and do my part and play my game and try to help the team. But it's obviously a nice thing to make you a little more comfortable coming into a new situation." He had 10 points and 79 penalty minutes in 55 games with Tampa Bay last season. He can also kill penalties and could serve as a solid energy player for the Coyotes.
Lightning trade B.J. Crombeen to Coyotes | 06/29/2014 11:11 PM
NewsThe Tampa Bay Lightning dealt B.J. Crombeen to the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday.
ImpactCrombeen was sent to Phoenix along with Sam Gagner, whom the Lightning had obtained earlier in the day in a trade with Edmonton for Teddy Purcell, for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft. Crombeen, 28, had three goals and seven assists in 55 games last season. He had 79 penalty minutes and has 771 in 387 NHL games. He will make $1.15 million this season before becoming an unrestricted free agent.
B.J. Crombeen suits up for Lightning Sunday | 04/21/2014 11:31 AM
NewsB.J. Crombeen made his postseason debut in Game 3 on Sunday.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch for the previous two games of the series. Crombeen had 10 points and 79 penalty minutes in 55 games during the regular season.
B.J. Crombeen makes an impact in his return | 01/24/2014 7:43 AM
NewsB.J. Crombeen had a goal and a fight in Tampa Bay's shootout victory against Ottawa on Thursday.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactIt was his second marker of the year. Crombeen has eight points and 63 penalty minutes in 38 games. He was a healthy scratch for Tampa's last four contests.
B.J. Crombeen scores his 1st goal of the year | 01/10/2014 8:40 AM
NewsB.J. Crombeen potted his first goal of the season in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Washington.
ImpactHe has picked up five points and 56 penalty minutes in 35 contests this campaign. Crombeen is on pace for another 100-plus season in the sin bin and that represents his only value in fantasy hockey.
Crombeen spends Saturday's game in press box | 11/10/2013 9:33 AM
NewsB.J. Crombeen was listed as a healthy scratch on Saturday for the first time this season.
ImpactThis is just an FYI as Crombeen isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season. He has two points and 14 penalty minutes in 15 contests.
| 04/03/2013 10:40 AM
NewsB.J. Crombeen returned to action on Tuesday April 2.
Lightning hand Crombeen a 2-year extension | 04/01/2013 9:43 PM
NewsB.J. Crombeen has agreed to a two-year, $2.3 million extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactCrombeen was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has seven points and 86 penalty minutes in 30 games this season, but is currently day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
B.J. Crombeen won't play Tuesday vs. Sabres | 03/26/2013 6:20 PM
NewsB.J. Crombeen (lower body) will not be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactCrombeen missed Sunday's game after taking a low hip check along the boards from Ottawa's Marc Methot on Saturday. Crombeen's 86 penalty minutes are fourth in the league but that's pretty much the extent of his fantasy value.
B.J. Crombeen is day-to-day with a LBI | 03/25/2013 11:48 AM
NewsB.J. Crombeen missed Sunday's game with a lower-body injury.
ImpactCrombeen took exception to a low hip check along the boards from Ottawa's Marc Methot during Saturday's contest and went after the Senators blueliner. He also fought Matt Kassian earlier in the match to give him 22 penalty minutes on the night. Crombeen sits fourth in the league with 86 minutes in the sin bin and he leads the league with 12 fighting majors.
Crombeen medically cleared to play Thursday | 02/07/2013 11:02 AM
NewsTampa coach Guy Boucher said B.J. Crombeen is medically cleared to play Thursday.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactHowever, it wouldn't be surprising if he got the game off after he was knocked woozy in a fight with Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo on Tuesday. Crombeen left that game as a precaution and Boucher admitted that he isn't sure if the Lightning winger will dress Thursday.
B.J. Crombeen leaves game as precaution | 02/06/2013 1:20 PM
NewsB.J. Crombeen didn't play after getting dropped in a fight with Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo on Tuesday.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHis night finished after two shifts and 1:41 of ice time. The Lightning were enraged at the play when Rinaldo appeared to continue throwing punches when Crombeen was down on his knees. He looked woozy when he left the ice for repairs, but after the game he seemed to be better. "They always play a hard physical game and we're trying to establish that we do that, too," Crombeen said referring to the contest. "We're a big team, we play hard and we're willing to stand up for ourselves any time. When two teams like that meet, there's going to be some physicality and some bad blood that grows over time." We'll keep him as active for now. Crombeen has two assists and 30 penalty minutes in nine games.
B.J. Crombeen should toughen up Lightning | 01/15/2013 12:37 PM
NewsB.J. Crombeen is expected to add some much-needed grit to Tampa Bay's lineup this season.
Impact"I try to bring a physical element to my game and try to be there for my teammates," he said. "But a big part of my game has always been to play a good two-way game, play strong defensive forward, do some checking, some penalty killing, all that kind of stuff and try to make it difficult on the other team's top players." Crombeen posted three points, 71 penalty minutes and 22 hits in 40 games with St. Louis last season, while averaging just over eight minutes of ice time per match.
B.J. Crombeen doesn't let diabetes get in way | 01/11/2013 12:38 PM
NewsB.J. Crombeen isn't letting diabetes slow him down.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactThe Lightning forward has been a Type I diabetic since he was 9, and with training camp expected to be more intense than previous seasons, that means more "self-managing" for him, as the team's head trainer calls it. Tampa Bay acquired him in July from St. Louis. "As long as you're willing to take the time to manage it and check your blood and watch what you're eating, it becomes a way of life," Crombeen said.
|Penalty Minutes||168||2009-10 (StL)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||3 times-last: 2010-11 (StL)|
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