May 21, 1979 |
Stowe, Vermont, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Washington Capitals
Undrafted, Mink originally played high school hockey with Stowe High School, winning the Division III state championship in his sophomore year and Division II state championship in his senior year. After high school, he attended Northfield Mount Hermon school for a post graduate year. He then was a recruited walk on to play collegiate hockey with the University of Vermont in the ECAC. After an unimpressive freshman year, Mink gradually improved within the Catamounts and in his junior year placed second on the team in scoring with 17 goals and 29 points in 32 games. Just prior to his senior year in 2001–02, Mink left Vermont and turned pro, signing with the Portland Pirates on September 25, 2001.
In his first professional season, Mink made his debut in the ECHL, appearing in 29 games with the Richmond Renegades before moving up to the Pirates. Following an impressive 34 points in 56 games, Mink was signed by their NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals for the 2002–03 season and continued to play for the Pirates and later on the Hershey Bears, helping them as an assistant captain to the 2006 and 2009 Calder Cups.
On July 8, 2009, Graham signed a two-year free agent deal with the Florida Panthers. He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans where he served as an alternate captain for the 2009–10 season.
After 12 seasons of professional hockey in predominately the AHL, Mink was signed to his first European contract, agreeing to a one-year deal with Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League on August 10, 2013. Mink played one season with Dornbirner, totaling 23 goals and 23 assists in 51 games before retiring from hockey.
Mink is married and has two children. He also has his insurance and real estate license in his home state of Vermont.
|1998–99||University of Vermont||HE||27||4||2||6||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||University of Vermont||HE||17||7||4||11||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||University of Vermont||HE||32||17||12||29||52||—||—||—||—||—|
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- Hershey Bears - Graham Mink Returns To Hershey Lineup For 2011-12
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