Seth Griffith

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Seth Griffith
Seth Griffith - Boston Bruins.jpg
Born (1993-01-04) January 4, 1993 (age 24)
Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 131st overall, 2012
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2013–present

Seth Griffith (born January 4, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player under contract with the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Griffith played major junior hockey with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. With the team, he would win two consecutive OHL Championships and thus participate in two Memorial Cup tournaments. Griffith was rewarded for his outstanding play during the 2012–13 OHL season by being named to the OHL's First All-Star Team, one year after he was named to the Second All-Star team.[1]

Griffith's first career NHL goal was scored on October 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts against San Jose Sharks's goaltender Antti Niemi. The goal was scored 4:50 into the third period assisted by David Krejci and Milan Lucic, his goal tied the game at 3–3.[2]

Griffith dominated at the AHL level ever since debuting in 2013–14 season. Havng recorded at nearly or over a point-a-game in all seasons since, he experienced a phenomenal 2015–16 campaign which saw him finish second in league scoring (as well as first in assists) and was named to the AHL First All-Star team. In total, he recorded 77 points in 57 games played. In reward for this, he was signed to a one-year, two-way contract extension on May 24, 2016.[3]

On the eve of the 2016–17 season, Griffith was claimed off of waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 11, 2016, after he was placed on waivers the previous day.[4][5] Leafs assistant general manager Mark Hunter and his team was responsible for the pick-up; Hunter have previously worked with Griffith within the London Knights organization.[6] Griffith appeared in 3 games with the Maple Leafs, however largely served as a healthy scratch over the first month of the season. On November 12, 2016, Griffith's brief tenure with the Maple Leafs ended after he was again claimed off waivers, by the Florida Panthers.[7] Griffith was inserted in the Panthers scoring line, however after a positive start, found a reduced role with 5 assists in 21 games. On January 19, 2017, Griffith was again placed on waivers and was re-claimed by the Maple Leafs for a second time. With the Leafs the only team vying for his services, Griffith was directly assigned to AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies on January 20, 2017.[8]

On July 1, 2017, Griffith signed a one-year, one-way $650,000 contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Chatham Maroons GOJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 St. Marys Lincolns GOJHL 49 43 35 78 56 5 6 3 9 4
2009–10 London Knights OHL 17 2 1 3 2 10 4 3 7 2
2010–11 London Knights OHL 68 22 40 62 28 6 3 4 7 6
2011–12 London Knights OHL 68 45 40 85 49 19 10 13 23 12
2012–13 London Knights OHL 54 33 48 81 52 21 9 16 25 14
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 69 20 30 50 28 12 4 7 11 8
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 39 12 19 31 12 5 2 3 5 0
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 30 6 4 10 6
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 57 24 53 77 32 3 1 2 3 6
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 1 1 4
2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Florida Panthers NHL 21 0 5 5 8
2016–17 Toronto Marlies AHL 38 10 34 44 36 11 2 7 9 4
NHL totals 58 6 10 16 18

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada WJC18 4th 7 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 6

Awards and honours[edit]

Honours Year
GOJHL
GOJHL First All-Star Team 2009–10
GOJHL Most points by a rookie 2009–10
GOJHL Rookie All-Star Team 2009–10
GOJHL Rookie of the Year 2009–10
OHL
J. Ross Robertson Cup Champion 2011–12
OHL Second All-Star Team 2011–12
J. Ross Robertson Cup Champion 2012–13
OHL First All-Star Team 2012–13 [10]
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy 2012–13
AHL
AHL All-Star 2015–16
AHL First All-Star 2015–16
AHL Player of the Month (December) 2015–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Griffith Named OHL First Team All-Star". cksn.ca. May 2, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bruins’ Seth Griffith Nets First NHL Goal, Celebrates In Style (Video)". October 21, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bruins Sign Kevan Miller To A Four-Year Contract Extension; Sign Seth Griffith To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract Extension". Boston Bruins. May 24, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bruins waive Griffith, Randell, and Schaller". Stanley Cup of Chowder. October 10, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Maple Leafs claim Seth Griffith on waivers from Bruins". pensionplanpuppets.com. October 11, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Leafs claim former Bruins prospect Seth Griffith off waivers". CBC News. October 11, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Panthers claim forward Seth Griffith from Toronto". Florida Panthers. 2016-11-12. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Leafs claim Seth Griffith (again)". mapleleafshotstove.com. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-20. 
  9. ^ "Sabres, Griffith agree to one-year deal". Buffalo Sabres. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  10. ^ "OHL Announces 2012–13 All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 

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