Alex Grant (ice hockey)

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Alex Grant
Alex Grant 2 2012-05-05.JPG
Born (1989-01-20) January 20, 1989 (age 29)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Jokerit
Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
NHL Draft 118th overall, 2007
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2009–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

Grant was selected in the first round (first overall) of the 2005 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Saint John Sea Dogs,[1] and played four seasons of major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Saint John and the Shawinigan Cataractes.[2]

On June 24, 2013, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Grant to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for winger Harry Zolnierczyk.[3] He was re-signed to a one-year contract on July 10, 2013.[4]

Grant scored his first goal in his first NHL game, on November 30, 2013, against Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

On July 2, 2015, Grant was signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Antigonish Bulldogs MJAHL 50 7 9 16 36
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
2008–09 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 23 4 15 19 11 21 4 5 9 18
2009–10 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 40 7 20 27 36 6 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 14 3 2 5 28 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 14 3 2 5 6 17 2 0 2 13
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 4 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 61 10 27 37 73 12 2 5 7 13
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 46 4 16 20 73 13 2 2 4 27
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 52 7 20 27 46
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 2 2 0 2 2
2013–14 Binghamton Senators AHL 19 2 8 10 6 4 0 0 0 10
2014–15 Binghamton Senators AHL 58 6 27 33 57
2015–16 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 11 31 42 57
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 5 0 0 0 7
2016–17 Providence Bruins AHL 70 17 32 49 36 17 2 6 8 12
2017–18 Iowa Wild AHL 73 13 23 36 79
NHL totals 7 2 0 2 9

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Atlantic U17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 1 1 2
2006 Canada Atlantic U17 6th 5 1 3 4 2
2007 Canada WJC18 4th 6 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 17 1 4 5 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sea Dogs Trade Alex Grant To Shawinigan Cataractes - OurSports Central
  2. ^ Urquhart Recalled; Grant Reassigned to Wheeling - OurSports Central
  3. ^ "Ducks acquire Grant". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Ducks sign Defenseman Grant to one-year contract". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Grant scores in NHL debut". stationnation.ca. 2013-12-01. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  6. ^ "Steckel, Grant and Yonkman Reassigned to Norfolk". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  7. ^ "Senators Trade D Petersson To Ducks For D Grant". TSN.ca. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  8. ^ "Coyotes sign Grant to one-year, two-way contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  9. ^ "Wild sign five players to two-way contracts". Fox Sports. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  10. ^ "Grant and Kalnins join Jokerit" (in Finnish). Jokerit. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-06-15. 

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