Derek Grant (ice hockey, born 1990)

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Derek Grant
Derek Grant - Ottawa Senators.jpg
Grant in 2013
Born (1990-04-20) April 20, 1990 (age 28)
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ottawa Senators
Calgary Flames
Buffalo Sabres
Nashville Predators
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 119th overall, 2008
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2011–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing  Canada West
World Junior A Challenge
Silver medal – second place 2008 Camrose

Derek Grant (born April 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Grant is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 4th round (119th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career

Grant played junior hockey with the Langley Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League in the 2007–08 season. He scored 24 goals and 63 points in his rookie season and was drafted in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. Grant returned to Langley for one more season before going to Michigan State University.

Following his sophomore season at Michigan State, Grant chose to leave MSU and signed a three-year entry-level contract with Ottawa March 10, 2011.[1] Grant made his professional debut immediately with Ottawa's AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators and was a member of the Binghamton Calder Cup-winning championship team.[2] Grant spent the next full season with Binghamton and returned to Binghamton for the 2012–13 season. On February 16, 2013, Grant made his NHL debut in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On July 1, 2015, Grant signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Calgary Flames.[3]

On July 2, 2016, Grant signed a one-year two-way contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres.[4] After a successful training camp with the Sabres, he made the opening night roster to begin the 2016–17 season. Primarily centering the fourth-line, Grant appeared in 35 games for 3 assists with Buffalo before he was placed on waivers. Grant was claimed by the Nashville Predators the following day on January 11, 2017,[5] and on February 6, 2017 after 6 games with the Predators he was subsequently reclaimed on waivers by Buffalo after being waived by Nashville. He was immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.[6] He later appeared in 5 further games with the Sabres, playing out the rest of the season in regaining his scoring touch with the Americans to contributed 19 points in 23 games.

On July 1, 2017, Grant signed a one-year, one-way deal as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks.[7] With the Ducks suffering through early injuries at training camp, Grant made the opening night roster for the 2017–18 season. Grant added an initial offensive presence with the Ducks, before finding his role on the Ducks third-line and responding with a career year, where he produced 12 goals, 12 assists and 24 points in 66 games.

Having played his first full season in the NHL, Grant left the Ducks as a free agent and agreed to a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 20, 2018.[8]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Abbotsford Pilots PIJHL 47 31 20 51 42 11 6 5 11 20
2007–08 Langley Chiefs BCHL 57 24 39 63 44
2008–09 Langley Chiefs BCHL 35 25 35 60 22
2009–10 Michigan State University CCHA 38 12 18 30 10
2010–11 Michigan State University CCHA 38 8 25 33 44
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 14 1 5 6 0 7 1 1 2 2
2011–12 Binghamton Senators AHL 60 8 15 23 26
2012–13 Binghamton Senators AHL 63 19 9 28 37 3 0 0 0 6
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Binghamton Senators AHL 46 12 10 22 30 4 0 1 1 2
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 20 0 2 2 4
2014–15 Binghamton Senators AHL 73 21 17 38 45
2015–16 Stockton Heat AHL 36 27 18 45 36
2015–16 Calgary Flames NHL 15 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 40 0 3 3 19
2016–17 Nashville Predators NHL 6 0 1 1 5
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 23 11 8 19 22
2017–18 Anaheim Ducks NHL 66 12 12 24 11 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 152 12 19 31 41 4 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Binghamton Senators) 2011 [9]

References

  1. ^ "Senators sign forward Derek Grant to an entry-level contract". Ottawa Senators. 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Baby Sens, Kinrade suffer overtime heartache". The Nelson Daily. 2011-04-17. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Flames sign forward Derek Grant". Calgary Flames. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  4. ^ Calvin (2016-07-02). "Buffalo Sabres sign depth forward Derek Grant on two-way contract". Die By The Blade. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Preds claim Derek Grant on waivers from Buffalo". Nashville Predators. 2017-01-11. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Sabres reclaim Grant off waivers". Buffalo News. 2017-02-06. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Ducks ink four players". American Hockey League. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Penguins agree to terms with Derek Grant". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2018-07-20. Retrieved 2018-07-20. 
  9. ^ "AHL Calder Cup Champions". eliteprospects.com. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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