Former Express Paul Crowder was among 5 players the New York Rangers assigned to their AHL affiliate in Hartford. Crowder played with the Express from 04-06. He scored 17 goals, 44 assists for 61 points in 61 career regular season games with the Express.
Crowder was a member of the 2006 Royal Bank Cup championship team. After his time with the Express, Crowder played 3 seasons with the University of Alaska Anchorage on a scholarship. He signed with the Rangers after last season and played 11 games with their AHL affiliate in Hartford in the playoffs. He had 3 assists in those 11 games.