Biography of Jason McCrimmon
Name: Jason McCrimmon
Stick Used: Salming
Years Pro: 3
Last team played for: Danbury Whalers
For the month of May, I have the honor to feature Jason McCrimmon as the Semi Pro Blogs “Mucker of the Month”. Jason has an extensive list of leagues played in stemming from MAHL, CHL, IHL, AAHA, EPHL and most recently the FHL. Known as the “Motor City Hitter” Jason has made a reputation for himself as one of the best known fighters in Minor Pro Hockey. McCrimmon found his most success in the 2008-2009 season with the Jersey Rockhoppers, capturing the EPHL Championship. Jason took some years away from the game of hockey only to reappear in the Federal Hockey League with the Danbury Whalers this season appearing in 15 games with the leagues top franchise. Although next season is far away, wherever it takes Jason, I wish him the very best.
Question & Answer with Jason McCrimmon
1- So Jason, how did you come up with the nickname “Motor City Hitter”?
The name was given to me a couple years ago by Herm Schorcer while playing in the EPHL with the Jersey Rockhoppers.I’m a Detroit native aka the Motor City and being a physical hard working player the name fit.
2 - Did you enjoy your time with the Danbury Whalers this season? What was it like to play in front of the famous crowd at the Danbury Arena?
It was a interesting season with the Whalers to say the least, but the Danbury crowd is the best in sports hands down I couldn’t ask for a better support system no matter if we won or lost they are die-hard fans.
3 - Who was your toughest opponent to fight ever? In which league?
Joe Pelle was a pretty tough opponent, he showed up to do his job night in and night out got to respect that!
4 - What was it like to be part of the championship squad Jersey Rockhoppers? Was that your most cherished moment in your pro career?
Being part of the Championship winning Rockhoppers was a dream we had a great team with great coaching and a team bond that pushed us to be the best team we could be, everyone played their role and it paid off for us at the end of season. The thing I cherish most about playing pro hockey is being blessed enough to play a game you love and being paid to do it. I also cherish every fan that has bought my jersey,t-shirt, and got a autograph from me I’m truly blessed to be in a position where I can showcase my talent and passion for others to see and appreciate what I have to offer.
5 - Do you plan on coming back to professional hockey next season? If so, what are your plans for the off season and which team do you hope to land with?
I’m looking to go back overseas to Finland or germany! I also have a non-profit Iceman Corporate Enterprises is created to expand knowledge of the game of hockey to youth, while tackling issues such a s self-esteem, obesity, nutrition, exercise and creating a new experience that will promote fun and discpline.
6 - Give us some information on Iceman Corporate Enterprises.
ICE provides and promotes hockey camps for underprivileged youth in and around the Detroit Metropolitian area and abroad. The camps provide a new and exciting look at life to those who wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to play hockey.We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of less fortunate youth through the game of hockey. We have a Facebook page (I.C.E.) you can like or go to the website Iceman.vpweb.com to donate.
Thanks to Jason McCrimmon
I would like to thank Jason McCrimmon for taking the time out of his busy day to speak with me. If it wasn’t for gentlemen like himself, “Mucker of the Month” would not be possible.
(Jason being escorted off the ice by an FHL official this past season)
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