Griffins sign Spirit defenseman Marcus Crawford

By @MichaelCaples –

The Grand Rapids Griffins are mining some talent cultivated in their home state.

Today, the Griffins announced that they have signed Saginaw Spirit defenseman Marcus Crawford to a two-year contract beginning in the 2018-19 season.

Crawford also signed an amateur tryout agreement so he can spend the rest of the 2017-18 season with Grand Rapids.

A native of Ajax, Ontario, Crawford has spent four seasons with the OHL franchise. The 21-year-old blueliner recorded 149 points in 252 games.

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