Concord, Massachusetts native Ted Crowley was born on May 3rd 1970 and drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1988 on the strength of a solid high school career. Crowley went on to play for Boston University then turned pro with Toronto's farm club in St. John's, Newfoundland. After two years in the American Hockey League, Crowley joined the United States National Team and was traded by the Leafs just a month before he participated in the 1994 Olympics. Now property of the Hartford Whalers, Crowley joined the club following the Winter Games.
Crowley played 21 games for the Whalers and scored 1 goal and 2 assists. Four full seasons would pass before Crowley played again in the NHL.
Crowley inked NHL deals with Boston and Phoenix but spent all his time in the AHL and the International Hockey League. On August 14th, 1998, Crowley signed a free agent contract with the Colorado Avalanche.
With the Avalanche Crowley played 7 games during the 1998-99 season, and moved on to the New York Islanders where he played 6 more games. In all he scored a goal and 2 assists in 13 games.
The 1999-00 season was spent back in the IHL then Crowley took his skills overseas signing to play in Germany with the Kassel Huskies in 2000. In 2001 he moved to the Essen Mosquitoes also of the German Elite League.