19 March 1987|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
He started out as a youth product of Vålerenga, before moving to play junior hockey in Manglerud Star and Leksand. In 2006 he signed his first professional contract with Sparta Warriors of GET-ligaen, where he played three seasons before moving to Lørenskog. Near the end of the 2010–11 GET-ligaen season, he was loaned out to Manglerud Star, helping them to secure a place in the 2011–12 GET-ligaen season. During his first season in the KHL (2011-2012) he only appeared in two regular season games and one playoff game for the HC Dinamo Minsk team.
He participated at the 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Norway men's national ice hockey team. On 30 April 2011 he debuted in goal for the national team in their first ever win over Sweden After helping Norway to reach the quarter final 2011 IIHF World Championship, HC Dinamo Minsk signed him on a two-year contract because of his great statistics in the tournament.
- Jarlsbo, Øystein (April 30, 2011). "VM-debutant inn for skadet Grotnes mot Sverige". VG (in Norwegian). Retrieved April 30, 2011.
- Hansen, Knut Arne; Stormoen, Stein-Erik; Kleivan, Nikolai (April 30, 2011). "Her gjør debutanten Norge historisk". VG (in Norwegian). Retrieved April 30, 2011.
- "Norwegian Olympic roster announced". The Sports Network. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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