Grant Lewis

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Grant Lewis
Born (1985-01-20) January 20, 1985 (age 32)
Upper Saint Clair, PA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Atlanta Thrashers
Lev Poprad
Straubing Tigers
EHC München
NHL Draft 40th overall, 2004
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2007–present

Grant Lewis (born January 20, 1985) is a professional ice hockey defenseman currently an unrestricted free agent who last played with EHC Red Bull München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Early life[edit]

Lewis, who is Jewish,[1] was born and raised in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania.

Playing career[edit]

Lewis was drafted 40th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. He played collegiate hockey with Dartmouth College of the ECAC. During his freshman season he had 25 points, including 3 goals, in 34 games.[2] His 25 points was the second-highest for a freshman in the history of the college.[3] In four seasons he played in 120 games, and had 13 goals and 64 assists for 77 points.[2]

Grant was signed by the Thrashers to a three-year entry level contract on July 6, 2007.[4]

Lewis made his professional debut in the 2007–08 season with the Thrashers affiliate, the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. He played in 43 games with the Wolves, helping the Wolves capture the Calder Cup. In the 2008–09 season, Lewis was recalled by the Thrashers on March 2, 2009.[5] He made his NHL debut for the Thrashers on March 3, 2009, in a 4–3 loss against the Florida Panthers.[6]

Grant played in 26 games with the Wolves in the 2009–10 season, before he was reassigned, by the Thrashers, to the Hershey Bears on March 10, 2010.[7] Used as a depth defenseman, Grant played in one playoff game with the Bears as they successfully defended the Calder Cup.

On September 1, 2010, Grant was traded prior to the 2010–11 season by the Thrashers to the Nashville Predators for Ian McKenzie.[8]

After the 2010–11 season with the Milwaukee Admirals, Grant left for Europe and experienced a one-year tenure in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League with Lev Poprad.

Lewis spent the duration of the 2012–13 season, with the Straubing Tigers of the German DEL. On June 3, 2013, Lewis remained in Germany, transferring to EHC München on a one-year contract.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Pittsburgh Forge NAHL 50 2 7 9 59
2003–04 Dartmouth College ECAC 34 3 22 25 57
2004–05 Dartmouth College ECAC 33 5 17 22 32
2005–06 Dartmouth College ECAC 29 4 11 15 53
2006–07 Dartmouth College ECAC 24 1 14 15 30
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 43 2 14 16 44 2 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 54 0 22 22 72
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 26 1 2 3 23
2009–10 Hershey Bears AHL 10 0 3 3 6 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 47 8 15 23 40 11 0 4 4 18
2011–12 Lev Poprad KHL 45 1 6 7 32
2012–13 Straubing Tigers DEL 46 9 16 25 52 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 EHC München DEL 47 6 18 24 38 3 0 2 2 0
2014–15 EHC München DEL 5 1 2 3 4
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 45 1 6 7 32

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2003–04
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2003–04
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2005–06
AHL Calder Cup 2007–08

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Hockey Review: 2010–11; Minor Leagues". Jewish Sports Review. 8 (87): 7–8. September–October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Lewis signed with Poprad". ECAC Hockey. June 14, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Grant Lewis player profile". hockeysfuture.com. November 20, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Thrashers sign defenseman Grant Lewis". Atlanta Thrashers. July 6, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Thrashers recall defenseman Grant Lewis from Chicago". Atlanta Thrashers. March 2, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  6. ^ "From the press box; Analysis:Panther 4, Thrashers 3". Atlanta Thrashers. March 3, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Bears add Lewis on blueline". The AHL. March 10, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Preds acquire Grant Lewis from Atlanta Thrashers". Nashville Predators. September 1, 2010. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Defender Grant Lewis agrees with Munich" (in German). EHC München. June 3, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 

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