Alex Grant (ice hockey)
January 20, 1989|
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
118th overall, 2007|
Alex Grant (born January 20, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Grant was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round (118th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Grant was selected in the first round (first overall) of the 2005 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Saint John Sea Dogs, and played four seasons of major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Saint John and the Shawinigan Cataractes.
Grant scored his first goal in his first NHL game, on November 30, 2013, against Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks. Despite scoring a goal in his second successive game with the Ducks, on December 12, 2013, he was reassigned to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. Approaching the trade deadline on March 5, 2014, Grant was traded by the Ducks to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for minor league right winger Andre Petersson.
On July 4, 2016, as a free agent upon the conclusion of his contract with the Coyotes, Grant agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Boston Bruins. He spent the entirety of the 2016–17 season, in the AHL with affiliate, the Providence Bruins, leading the blueline in scoring with 49 points in 70 games. His 17 goals placed him second amongst the league in scoring for defensemen.
On July 1, 2017, Grant familiarly left the Bruins as a free agent and signed his third successive one-year, two-way contract in agreeing to join the Minnesota Wild. Grant was assigned to the Wild's AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild for the duration of the 2017–18 season. In 73 games he collected 13 goals and 36 points from the blueline.
Unable to add to his NHL experience, as an impending free agent, Grant opted to embark on a career abroad, agreeing to a one-year contract with Finnish club, Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League on June 15, 2018.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||Saint John Sea Dogs||QMJHL||47||4||9||13||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Saint John Sea Dogs||QMJHL||68||12||20||32||108||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Saint John Sea Dogs||QMJHL||70||15||33||48||96||14||3||11||14||12|
|2008–09||Saint John Sea Dogs||QMJHL||37||9||22||31||51||—||—||—||—||—|
- Sea Dogs Trade Alex Grant To Shawinigan Cataractes - OurSports Central
- Urquhart Recalled; Grant Reassigned to Wheeling - OurSports Central
- "Ducks acquire Grant". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
- "Ducks sign Defenseman Grant to one-year contract". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
- "Grant scores in NHL debut". stationnation.ca. 2013-12-01. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
- "Steckel, Grant and Yonkman Reassigned to Norfolk". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
- "Senators Trade D Petersson To Ducks For D Grant". TSN.ca. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
- "Coyotes sign Grant to one-year, two-way contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
- "Wild sign five players to two-way contracts". Fox Sports. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- "Grant and Kalnins join Jokerit" (in Finnish). Jokerit. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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