Chris Crane attended his fifth development camp with the San Jose Sharks a few weeks ago. After his first year playing professional hockey, Crane was one of the players attending who had an idea of what to expect and went into it as a learning tool to better his skills.
Crane began his last season playing for the San Francisco Bulls and upon the folding of the franchise, transitioned over to the Ontario Reign. He played 40 games with the Bulls and recorded seven goals and nine assists. With the Reign, he managed to play in 27 games and had three goals and four assists. Crane also appeared in three playoff games where he managed one goal.
His focus now is to get better and work towards that goal on a daily basis. He loves being a part of the Sharks franchise and believes “the Sharks are one of the best organizations in the league.”
Crane is a very physical player and has no problem taking and giving the hard hits. At this point in his career, his offensive play isn’t where it should be and many believe that without an improvement here, there is no way he will make it to the AHL in the coming season. Crane possesses the work ethic to improve his play, but it will be a hard road ahead if he ever hopes to make it to the NHL.
Crane was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks during Round 7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, No. 200 overall.
Take a look at his interview posted on the San Jose Sharks website: