Derek Grant (ice hockey, born 1990)
Grant in 2013
April 20, 1990 |
Abbotsford, British Columbia
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|NHL Draft||119th overall, 2008
|Representing Canada West|
|World Junior A Challenge|
Derek Grant (born April 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Grant is currently playing under contract with the Anaheim Ducks 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.
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. 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. 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 2, 2016, Grant signed a one-year two-way contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres. 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, 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. 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.
|2009–10||Michigan State University||CCHA||38||12||18||30||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Michigan State University||CCHA||38||8||25||33||44||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|AHL Calder Cup Champion||2011|||
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