Jim Craig

Jim Craig

His role as Private Witt in 'The Thin Red Line' (1998)
One of the most memorable television shots of the 1980 Olympics was the sight of Craig, wrapped in the American flag, looking into the stands at the Olympic hockey rink and asking, "Where's my father?"A goaltender, Craig was one of the stars of the U. S. hockey team that won a surprising gold medal at the games. His 39 saves kept in the team in the semi-final game against Russia, which finally turned into a 4-3 U. S. victory on two third-period goals. The team went on to beat Finland 4-2 in the championship game.Craig played for the Boston University team that won the Division I NCAA championship in 1978 and he was named an All-American in 1979. After graduating, he played for the U. S. national team in the 1979 world championships, compiling a 2.14 goals-against average in five games.The following year, Craig joined the U. S. national team in preparation for the Olympics. He allowed 2.37 goals a game in 48 pre-Olympic games and lowered that to 2.14 in the five-game Olympic tournament.Immediately after the Olympics, Craig signed with the Atlanta Flames of the NHL. In his first start, he made 24 saves in a 4-1 victory. But that was easily the high point of his professional career. Injuries, ulcers, and media pressure caught up with him and he played in just 30 games with Atlanta, the Boston Bruins, and the Minneapolis North Stars, compiling a 3.78 goals-against average, before leaving professional hockey in 1984.Source: hickoksports.com 
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...how engaged are your employees right now? You may consider such a question impossible to answer, but the truth is, you need to know this if you want a more profitable, ethical organization, as everyone must share the same values to make the changes genuineMore Jim Craig quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Herb Brooks, God rest his soul, wasn't coaching a Dream Team. He was coaching a team full of dreamers.More Jim Craig quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A woman in Mexico wanted me to heal her. But I can't heal anybody. I just put my hand on her and said, 'Thank you for seeing the film.'
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