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29 Alec McCrea

D | Shoots: R | 6-3 | 210 | DOB: 1/12/95 | Age: 25 | Birthplace: San Diego, Calif. | Drafted: Undrafted

Season Stats

Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG SOA SO % SH SH %
2019-20 Regular Season 23 0 5 5 3 15 0.22 0 0 0 0 0.0 18 0.0
Career AHL Stats


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Support the Griffins Youth Foundation by making a donation to sponsor my participation in the 2020 Great Skate Winterfest, on Jan. 18-19 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

First season as a Griffin…First year pro…Signed to a one-year contract, 4/11/19...Assigned to Toledo (ECHL), 10/14/19...Recalled from Toledo (ECHL), 11/5/19.

Career Highlights: Named the ECAC’s Best Defensive Defenseman and to the All-Ivy Second Team as a junior at Cornell in 2017-18…Helped Cornell advance to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2017-19) and capture two Cleary Cups (2017-18, 2018-19), award annually to the ECAC’s regular season champion…Helped Waterloo reach the USHL’s Clark Cup Championship before falling in Game 5 to Indiana.

2018-19: Concluded a four-year career at Cornell University by posting 12 points (3-9—12), a plus-eight rating and 26 PIM in 36 games as a senior…Alternate captain…Earned the team’s Mark Weiss Memorial Award, which is awarded to a senior with a career-long dedication and passion for the sport of hockey…Helped Cornell advance to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season…Contributed three assists in a 5-1 victory over Northeastern in the NCAA regional semifinals, the team’s first NCAA Tournament win since 2012…Helped Cornell earn a share of the Cleary Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the ECAC’s regular season title…Ranked among the team’s defensemen leaders with 12 points (3rd), three goals (3rd) and nine assists (3rd)…Tied for 16th among ECAC defensemen in plus-minus rating.

: Named the ECAC’s Best Defensive Defenseman and to the All-Ivy Second Team as a junior at Cornell…Tallied 12 points (5-7—12), a plus-18 rating and 16 PIM in 32 games…First Cornellian to win the Best Defensive Defenseman since Justin Krueger in 2010…Helped Cornell reach the NCAA Tournament and claim the Cleary Cup as winners of the conference’s regular season crown…Contributed to a defensive unit that led the nation with a 1.58 goals against average…Tied for 19th in the NCAA with a plus-18 rating…Scored five goals and all came on the power play, which tied for the most on the club…Ranked among the team’s defensemen leaders with 12 points (T2nd), five goals (T1st), seven assists (4th) and a plus-18 rating (3rd).

: Produced 10 points (1-9—10), a plus-11 rating and 10 PIM in 35 games during his sophomore campaign…Helped Cornell advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012…Ranked among the team’s defensemen leaders with 10 points (3rd), nine assists (3rd) and a plus-11 rating (T1st).

2015-16: Logged a collegiate career high with 15 points (3-12—15) in 34 games during his freshman season at Cornell and added a plus-four rating and 10 PIM…Led the team’s defensemen in scoring and tied for fourth overall on the club…One of two blueliners on the team to appear in all 34 games…In conference-only games, tied for second in the ECAC in freshman defenseman scoring with 12 points (2-10—12) in 22 games…Named ECAC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 8 after picking up a goal and two assists in Cornell’s 5-1 win vs. Clarkson on Dec. 5.

: In his final USHL season with the Waterloo Black Hawks, contributed 18 points (3-15—18) and 74 PIM in 59 appearances…Ranked among the team’s defensemen leaders with 18 points (5th), three goals (5th), 15 assists (T4th) and 74 PIM (4th).

: Poured in 21 points (7-14—21) and 27 PIM in 59 games with Waterloo…Showed two assists and six PIM in 11 Clark Cup Playoff games and helped the Black Hawks advance to the Clark Cup Championship before falling in the decisive Game 5 to Indiana…Placed among the team’s defensemen leaders with 21 points (4th), seven goals (4th) and 14 assists (T4th)…Tied for 13th among all league blueliners in goals…Ranked among the league’s defensemen leaders in the postseason with two points (T16th) and two assists (T13th).

2012-13: In his first USHL season, recorded eight points (1-7—8) and 30 PIM in 50 games with Waterloo…Placed among the league’s rookie defensemen leaders with eight points (T16th), seven assists (T15th) and 30 PIM (16th)…Skated in one Clark Cup Playoff game.

: In his first and only NAHL campaign, tallied two pints (1-1—2) and 10 PIM in 50 games with Janesville…Added one assist in five postseason contests.

Personal: Born and still lives in San Diego…Has one dog, a Belgian Malinois named Milo…Earned a hospitality management degree from Cornell…Has one brother who works at a marketing firm…His grandfather was in the San Diego Symphony…Best friend in hockey is Thatcher Demko of the Vancouver Canucks…Greatest hockey memory is beating Harvard with 1.4 seconds left on home ice in his junior year…Started playing hockey at the age of eight and first position was goalie…Hockey nicknames are Hal, Al, Crazy, Macdrizzle, Crazer, Cray and Big Al…Hockey idol as a youth was Alec Martinez…Chose his jersey number because it was the first-ever number in hockey given to him…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been P.K. O’Handley, his head coach at USHL Waterloo, because he taught him to be himself and become the player he is today…After his playing career, plans to be involved in restaurants and the food and beverage industry…First job was working as a banquet server at a hotel…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is having to decommit and then recommit and making a lineup…Proudest achievement is playing Division I hockey and obtaining a degree…Favorite charity is Boys & Girls Club…Most unique thing he’s done is go on a mission trip to Don Juan, Dominican Republic and help members of the community with shelter…An interesting fact about him is his father owns a music store and he played every instrument growing up, especially the alto saxophone…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be an NBA player…Also speaks Spanish…Also played baseball, football, basketball and soccer growing up…Interested in acquiring and owning a restaurant…Most famous non-hockey person he’s met is Zac Efron…Favorite quote is “legacy is the seeds you plant in a garden you will never see”…Favorite foods are cheeseburgers and chicken teriyaki…Favorite music artist is Jon Pardi…Favorite movie is Inception…Favorite television show is Entourage…Favorite website is YouTube…Favorite book is Relentless…Favorite vacation spot is San Diego…Favorite sports teams are Cornell, the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego Padres…Least favorite sports team is Harvard…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is football…Enjoys music, food/cooking and reading.

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2011-12 Janesville NAHL 50 1 1 2 10 5 0 1 1 0
2012-13 Waterloo USHL 50 1 7 8 30 1 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Waterloo USHL 59 7 14 21 27 11 0 2 2 0
2014-15 Waterloo USHL 59 3 15 18 74 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Cornell ECAC 34 3 12 15 10 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 Cornell ECAC 35 1 9 10 10 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Cornell ECAC 32 5 7 12 16 -- -- -- -- --
2018-19 Cornell ECAC 36 3 9 12 26 -- -- -- -- --

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