Grant Clitsome

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Grant Clitsome
Grant Clitsome - Winnipeg Jets.jpg
Clitsome in 2013.
Born (1985-04-14) April 14, 1985 (age 29)
Gloucester, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 271st overall, 2004
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2008–present

Grant Clitsome (born April 14, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Clitsome was drafted in the ninth round, 271st overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He then committed to a four-year collegiate career with Clarkson University of the ECAC.

Clitsome made his NHL debut on March 2, 2010, providing two assists for the Blue Jackets and winning the game's third star in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks while on emergency call-up.[1] His first NHL goal was scored on March 27, 2010 against Dwayne Roloson of the New York Islanders.

On July 22, 2010, Grant re-signed as a restricted free agent with the Blue Jackets to a one-year contract.[2]

On February 27, 2012 in the midst of an struggling year with the Blue Jackets he was claimed off waivers by the Winnipeg Jets.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Nepean Raiders CJHL 55 13 26 39 67 17 1 10 11 6
2004–05 Clarkson University ECAC 39 2 11 13 36
2005–06 Clarkson University ECAC 34 2 17 19 20
2006–07 Clarkson University ECAC 38 7 12 19 38
2007–08 Clarkson University ECAC 39 5 17 22 28
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 73 4 15 19 74
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 64 5 15 20 42
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 11 1 2 3 6
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 5 10 15 22
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 4 15 19 16
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 51 4 10 14 24
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 12 0 3 3 8
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 44 4 12 16 18
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 32 2 10 12 18
NHL totals 181 15 52 67 90

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
CJHL 2nd team All-star 2004
National Junior A Championship - Most Sportsmanlike Player 2004
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2008
ECAC Hockey All Academic Team 2008
NCAA East Regional Team 2008
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2007-08

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