• 9-Jan-1930 - Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia
• 26-Sep-1931 - With team until Philadelphia franchise suspended operations - no further pro hockey after 1931
Was 30 years old when he became a late-season addition to the Quakers lineup … Playing career got its start in 1920-21 with the Ingersoll Rockets of the Intermediate Ontario Hockey Association (IOHA) … Moved on to the IOHA’s Port Hope and Stratford teams ... Played with the Port Hope Eagles of the Senior Ontario Hockey Association in 1929-30 ... Signed on with the Quakers as a free agent on January 9, 1931 … Was not credited with any goals or assists in 21 games with the Quakers … Playing time with the Quakers represented his only NHL experience … In his first game on January 10, Crossett’s pass set up Hib Milks’s goal, which allowed the Quakers to gain an early 1-1 tie the Montreal Maroons … Game summaries run in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Toronto Globe, and Montreal’s La Patrie awarded Crossett an assist, but according to the official records Milks scored unassisted … The Quakers went on to win, 4-3, ending Philadelphia’s 15-game losing streak … Crossett accumulated 10 penalty minutes … At 6’ 0”, 200 pounds, was one of the NHL’s larger players in this era … The press called him “towering,” even though his height was comparable with that of other Quakers defensemen … Crossett, however, was about 25 pounds heavier … The Quakers likely had their eyes on his size … At age 30, was older than most other players who came to the Quakers in mid-season as part of the team’s move toward a younger lineup … Pro hockey career ended after his time with the Quakers … Returned to Port Hope, where he and his wife successfully operated a hotel, pool hall, and taxi service … Died in 1992 at age 92 … Crossett was the Quaker with the longest lifespan.