Crossman for Ferraro
One for one deal are a rarity in the NHL. Rarely do you find two teams that are willing to make a hockey trade by dealing quality for quality. But that’s what happened on November 30th, 1990 when the Islanders made a trade with the Hartford Whalers.
On that day, the Islanders sent defenseman Doug Crossman to the Hartford Whalers for winger Ray Ferraro. Crossman had 66 points in 96 games with the Islanders and another 288 points in 551 games between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers before his time with the Isles.
For his part, Ray Ferraro was coming to the Island with some pedigree of his own. In his seven years with the Whalers Ferraro had 351 points. Including two seasons with 76+ points.
In the following five seasons Ray Ferraro would score an outstanding 238 points in 361 games for the Isles. None were likely as special as this one he collected to push the New York Islanders into the Eastern Conference of the playoffs in 1993.
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Doug Crossman would bounce around the league after the trade as his career dwindled after leaving the New York Islanders.