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Uber demands NY Rangers turn over stats, injury info after player hurt in car crash

left NY rangers minor leaguer Brandon Crawley, on the ice in practice uniform; upper right uber logo; lower right nhl logo
left NY rangers minor leaguer Brandon Crawley, on the ice in practice uniform; upper right uber logo; lower right nhl logo

The New York Rangers should be put in a legal penalty box — according to Uber, which is taking the NHL team to court for failing to give the ride-sharing company information on one of its former players, according to court papers.

Uber subpoenaed a raft of information from the Blueshirts on minor-leaguer Brandon Crawley, after the former draft pick was hurt when the Uber he was riding in ran off the road and hit a utility pole in Glen Rock, NJ, on Christmas Day in 2018, records show.

The defenseman sued Uber and the driver in Bergen County Court in October 2020.

Crawley, now 27, was hurt in a December 2018 car crash while riding in an Uber, he said in a lawsuit against the company. for the NY POST
Crawley, now 27, was hurt in a December 2018 car crash while riding in an Uber, he said in a lawsuit against the company. for the NY POST
Uber claims the NY Rangers ignored a subpoena the company issued to it in July. AP
Uber claims the NY Rangers ignored a subpoena the company issued to it in July. AP

As part of the ongoing case, Uber wants the Rangers to disclose any information on injuries the now retired 27-year-old might have suffered during his playing career, along with all of his statistics, “any and all line combinations and/or depth charts for every season in which Crawley played for their organization,” and “every starting lineup for every game during which Crawley was on the roster,” they said in the legal filing.

Crawley sued Uber for unspecified damages. for the NY POST
Crawley sued Uber for unspecified damages. for the NY POST
Crawley never played a game for the team, according to a spokesperson. AP
Crawley never played a game for the team, according to a spokesperson. AP

The Blueshirts allegedly failed to respond to the July request, prompting Uber to ask a Manhattan judge to force the team’s cooperation.

Crawley never played a game for the team, according to a spokesperson who said the Rangers first learned of the subpoena this week and planned to comply.