May 26, 1992|
Dearborn Heights, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)|
139th overall, 2012|
Garret Ross (born May 26, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played under contract with the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League (AHL). Ross was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round (139th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Ross was drafted in the 2nd round, 17th overall, by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the 2009 USHL Entry Draft, however he instead played four seasons ( 2009 – 2013) of major junior hockey with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), registering 82 goals and 88 assists for 170 points, while earning 421 penalty minutes, in 217 games played. Ross was recognized for his outstanding performance when he was named to the 2012-13 Second All-Star Team.
On April 9, 2013, the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League signed Ross to a three-year entry-level contract. He was assigned to AHL primary affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs for the duration of his contract with the Blackhawks.
On July 1, 2016, Ross signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes. In the 2016–17 season, Ross endured an unsuccessful tenure with the Coyotes AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, in collecting just 1 goal in 27 games.
After six seasons in the AHL, Ross as a free agent continued his professional career in agreeing to a one-year contract with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL on August 29, 2018. Ross began the 2018–19 season, in playing 8 games with the Komets before he was traded to the South Carolina Stingrays in exchange for Jake Kamrass on November 4, 2018. Without appearing for the Stingrays, Ross was moved on in a trade to the Atlanta Gladiators on November 11, 2018. Two days later, Ross returned to the AHL in signing a contract with the Gladiators secondary affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.
In March 2016, Ross was charged with a felony revenge porn charge for disseminating a photo of a woman engaged in a sexual act. Officials said Ross should have known that the image was to remain private, and that the woman had not consented to the dissemination. The IceHogs suspended Garret indefinitely pending the outcome of his legal proceedings. In March 2016, charges were dropped against Ross because the images had not been disseminated in Illinois. They were disseminated in Michigan, and the offense is a misdemeanour there.
|2018–19||Fort Wayne Komets||ECHL||8||0||2||2||19||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|Second All-Star Team||2012–13|||
- "Former Spirit Captain Garret Ross recognized on OHL All-Star Team". Saginaw Spirit. April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- "Blackhawks agree to terms with forward Garret Ross". Chicago Blackhawks. April 9, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
- "Coyotes sign McBain, Ross and Tinordi". Arizona Coyotes. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Amerks sign Garret Ross to AHL deal". Rochester Americans. September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
- "Veteran forward Ross signs with Komets". ECHL. August 29, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
- "Stingrays acquire forward Garret Ross from Komets". South Carolina Stingrays. November 4, 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- "Gladiators get Ross in trade with Stingrays". Atlanta Gladiators. November 11, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
- Greg Wyshynski (March 22, 2016). "Garret Ross, Blackhawks prospect, charged in revenge porn case". Retrieved March 22, 2016.
- "Blackhawks statement on Garret Ross". blackhawks.nhl.com. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
- "OHL announces 2012-13 All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. May 17, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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