Josh Gratton

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Josh Gratton
Born (1982-09-09) September 9, 1982 (age 34)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
Ässät Pori
Philadelphia Flyers
Phoenix Coyotes
Vityaz Chekhov
Barys Astana
Rødovre Mighty Bulls
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present
Website joshgratton.com

Josh Gratton (born September 9, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who is currently on a trial with Ässät of the Liiga after previously playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). His cousin is former NHL forward Chris Gratton.

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Gratton was first signed to a NHL contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on July 27, 2004.

On March 9, 2006, Gratton was traded along with two second round draft picks to the Phoenix Coyotes for Denis Gauthier. He scored his first NHL goal as a Coyote on April 11, 2006 against the Colorado Avalanche.

On February 28, 2008, Gratton was traded along with Fredrik Sjöström and David LeNeveu from the Phoenix Coyotes to the New York Rangers for Marcel Hossa and Al Montoya. Gratton was then assigned to the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford.

On July 9, 2008 the Nashville Predators signed Gratton to a one-year, two-way contract. After starting the 2008–09 season with the Predators' affiliate, Milwaukee Admirals, Gratton returned to Philadelphia when he was traded in exchange for Tim Ramholt on October 30, 2008.[1]

On July 30, 2009, Gratton signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers.[2] During the 2009-10 season, on January 8, 2010, Gratton was reassigned by Atlanta to Vityaz Chekhov of the KHL.

For his participation in a mass brawl against Avangard Omsk on December 10, 2010, he was suspended for 15 games.

On October 1, 2014, Gratton returned to compete in North America for the first time in four years, in accepting a try-out contract with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL to begin the 2014–15 season.[3] Gratton secured a one-year contract with the Monarchs and 46 games added 13 points and an physical edge from the fourth line. Gratton appeared in 7 post-season games in helping the Monarch capture their first Calder Cup in their final AHL season.

On August 17, 2015, Gratton returned abroad, agreeing to an initial try-out contract with Finnish club, Ässät Pori of the Liiga.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Sudbury Wolves OHL 44 5 13 18 110 9 1 1 2 25
2001–02 Sudbury Wolves OHL 14 5 4 9 47
2001–02 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 46 14 14 28 140 1 1 0 1 7
2002–03 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 15 7 7 14 60
2002–03 Windsor Spitfires OHL 47 19 23 42 132 6 2 1 3 8
2003–04 San Diego Gulls ECHL 30 4 6 10 239
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 21 2 2 4 69 8 0 0 0 35
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 57 9 5 14 246 21 3 3 6 78
2004–05 Trenton Titans ECHL 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 53 9 10 19 265
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 14
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 11 1 0 1 30
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 52 1 1 2 188
2006–07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 3 1 1 2 8
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 5
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 38 5 9 14 124
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 20 6 6 12 72 4 0 1 1 11
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 7 2 3 5 10
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 14 1 0 1 41 2 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 19 1 2 3 57
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 21 0 2 2 60
2009–10 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 11 2 3 5 112
2010–11 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 24 5 2 7 170
2011–12 Barys Astana KHL 35 1 3 4 91
2012–13 Rødovre Mighty Bulls DEN 2 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Kuban Krasnodar VHL 8 1 0 1 58
2012–13 Saryarka Karaganda VHL 6 0 1 1 25 15 1 1 2 54
2013–14 Barys Astana KHL 11 1 3 4 12
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 46 6 7 13 84 7 0 1 1 11
NHL totals 86 3 3 6 294

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Philadelphia Phantoms) 2005
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preds make two trades". NHL.com. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Thrashers sign unrestricted free agents, Josh Gratton and Mike Vernace". Atlanta Thrashers. 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Manchester Monarchs training camp roster" (PDF). Manchester Monarchs. 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Josh Gratton to Assat" (in Finnish). Ässät. 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 

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