- CHL - Humanitarian Player of the Year (Canadian Major Junior)
- WHL - Humanitarian of the Year
Craig has good size and balance which makes him nearly impossible to move off the puck down low in the offensive zone. He shows no fear in driving the net or going into high traffic areas. He also possesses a sixth sense for positioning himself in close to tip shots and pounce on rebounds. Has a pinpoint accurate snap shot and one of the quickest releases in the organization. His character, work ethic and leadership skills are beyond reproach.
The knee injury suffered during Craig's junior career made questionable skating even worse. Craig's lack of speed renders him not much of a threat off the rush. It also puts him at an advantage in puck pursuit and coverage situations, but thus far he seems to be smart enough to compensate with smart positioning. Still, Craig's lack of mobility means he will probably spend the majority of his career at left wing as opposed to his junior position of center.
The Lightning believe Craig is a future captain. Expect him to grow into the role vacated by the departure of Dave Andreychuk manning the front of the net on the power play, the penalty kill and the third line at even strength. Will also spot on the scoring lines when the situation requires it. Bolt Prospects sees Craig as somewhat in the Rob Zamuner mold, although he will score more due to his quick release and better hockey sense in the offensive zone. A potential 20 goal 40+ point player every year.
|Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||1||0||0||0||0||||
|1998-1999||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||54||11||12||23||46|||||Playoffs||5||0||0||0||4|
|1999-2000||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||65||17||19||36||40||||
|2000-2001||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||70||38||33||71||49|||||Playoffs||6||3||0||3||7|
|2001-2002||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||52||29||35||64||52|||||Playoffs||19||11||10||21||13|
|2002-2003||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||60||42||32||74||69|||||Playoffs||17||5||8||13||29|
|2003-2004||Pensacola Ice Pilots||ECHL||5||3||5||8||0|||||Playoffs||2||0||1||1||0|
|2005-2006||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||48||15||13||28||6|||||Playoffs||5||0||0||0||10|
|2006-2007||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||72||14||13||27||55|||||Playoffs||6||0||0||0||12|
|2007-2008||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||7||1||1||2||0||||
|2008-2009||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||54||2||4||6||60||||
|2009-2010||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||3||0||0||0||5||||
|Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins||AHL||71||19||29||48||84|||||Playoffs||12||3||4||7||12|
|2011-2012||Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins||AHL||68||11||19||30||70|||||Playoffs||12||1||3||4||2|
|2013-2014||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||6||0||0||0||0||||
|2014-2015||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||||
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