Grant Ledyard

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Grant Ledyard
Born (1961-11-19) November 19, 1961 (age 56)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
Washington Capitals
Buffalo Sabres
Dallas Stars
Vancouver Canucks
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Canada
Playing career 1984–2002

Grant Stuart Ledyard (born November 19, 1961) is a former National Hockey League defenceman. He was never drafted in the NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Ledyard made his NHL debut in the 1984–85 season with the New York Rangers. A journeyman, he played with nine NHL teams during his career. He spent the most time with the Buffalo Sabres and the Dallas Stars, four full seasons each. He also played for the Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, and Tampa Bay Lightning. His last NHL season came with the Lightning in the 2001–02 season. In his NHL career, Ledyard appeared in 1,028 regular season games. He scored 90 goals and added 276 assists. In addition, he played in 83 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring 6 goals and tallying 12 assists.

Personal life[edit]

Ledyard currently lives in the Buffalo area, and was recently awarded head coach position of the Buffalo Junior Sabres.

In 2016, Ledyard and 12 other ex-NHL players joined a class action lawsuit against the NHL for failing to protect its players against brain injuries.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81 Saskatoon Blades WHL 71 9 28 37 148
1982–83 Tulsa Oilers CHL 80 13 29 42 115
1983–84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 58 9 17 26 71 9 5 4 9 10
1984–85 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 36 6 20 26 18
1984–85 New York Rangers NHL 42 8 12 20 53 3 0 2 2 4
1985–86 New York Rangers NHL 27 2 9 11 20
1985–86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 52 7 18 25 78
1986–87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 67 14 23 37 93 5 0 0 0 10
1987–88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 3 2 1 3 4
1987–88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 23 1 7 8 52
1987–88 Washington Capitals NHL 21 4 3 7 14 14 1 0 1 30
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 61 3 11 14 43
1988–89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 1 5 6 8 5 1 2 3 2
1989–90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 67 2 13 15 37
1990–91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 60 8 23 31 46 6 3 3 6 10
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 50 5 16 21 45
1992–93 Rochester Americans AHL 5 0 2 2 8
1992–93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 50 2 14 16 45 8 0 0 0 8
1993–94 Dallas Stars NHL 84 9 37 46 42 9 1 2 3 6
1994–95 Dallas Stars NHL 38 5 13 18 20 3 0 0 0 2
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 73 5 19 24 20
1996–97 Dallas Stars NHL 67 1 15 16 61 7 0 2 2 0
1997–98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 49 2 13 15 14
1997–98 Boston Bruins NHL 22 2 7 9 6 6 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 47 4 8 12 33 2 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Ottawa Senators NHL 40 2 4 6 8 6 0 0 0 16
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 2 2 4 12
2000–01 Dallas Stars NHL 8 0 1 1 4 9 0 1 1 4
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 53 1 3 4 12
NHL totals 1028 90 276 366 766 83 6 12 18 96

Awards and achievements[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winnipeg Blues Hall of Fame calls on Ledyard" Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  2. ^ Drapack, Michael (February 3, 2016). "NHL concussions lawsuit: 12 more ex-players join". cbc.ca. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000971984.html

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