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Encyclopedia > Mike Grier
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6'1" (1.85 m)
227 lb (103 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
San Jose Sharks
Edmonton Oilers
Washington Capitals
Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born February 12, 1985,
Detroit, MI, US
NHL Draft 219th overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 1996 – present

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Playing career

College hockey

Grier was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the ninth round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, and was considered a long-shot to make an NHL team. He spent his early playing days with Saint Sebastian's School and then later Boston University, culminating in his best amateur season in 1994-1995, where he was named a first team all-star. During his time at BU, Grier's NHL rights were dealt to the Edmonton Oilers along with star goaltender Curtis Joseph in exchange for a pair of first round picks. The St. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Henry T. Lane ice rink at Saint Sebastians School. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ... Curtis Shayne Joseph (born April 29, 1967 in Keswick, Ontario, Canada), nicknamed Cujo, is a National Hockey League goalie who is considered one of the best goaltenders in the game. ...


Professional hockey

Upon leaving college, Grier immediately cracked the Oilers lineup as a checking-line right-winger, scoring 32 points and bearing a respectable +7 +/- rating. He would go on to play six seasons with the Oiler's organization, including two where he scored twenty goals. Notably, Grier was one of a record number of black players in Edmonton's line-up, including Anson Carter, Sean Brown, Georges Laraque, Joaquin Gage, and others. On 2 October 2002, in what was widely seen as a cost cutting move and an attempt to open up a roster spot for younger players (such as Jason Chimera), Grier was traded to the Washington Capitals for a pair of draft choices. Anson Carter - Vancouver Canucks Winger Anson Carter (b. ... Sean Brown (born on November 5, 1976 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) is a National Hockey League utility player and enforcer playing for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Georges Laraque (b. ... Joaquin Jesse Gage (b. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Jason Chimera (Born 2 May 1979, in Edmonton, Alberta), is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


The Capitals attempted to put a Stanley Cup-calibre team together, primarily built around star forward Jaromir Jagr and goaltender Olaf Kolzig, but the team disappointed on the ice, although Grier remained a reliable checker. Washington traded him after less than two seasons to the Buffalo Sabres for European prospect Jakub Klepis. He finished the season there, playing fourteen games for Buffalo, scoring nine points when Buffalo failed to make the playoffs. Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Stanley Cup, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, is awarded each year by the National Hockey League to the champion of its playoff tournament. ... Jaromír Jágr , better known in English as Jaromir Jagr, (born February 15, 1972 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia) is regarded as one of the top ice hockey players in the NHL today, and is one of the best European players that has ever worn an NHL uniform. ... Olaf Kölzig makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... This article is about the continent. ... Jakub Klepis (born June 5, 1984 in Prague, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Hershey Bears of the AHL, the minor league affiliate for the Washington Capitals of the NHL. Klepis was drafted in the 1st round, 16th overall by the Ottawa Senators...


Although the following season was cancelled due to the NHL lockout, in 2005 Grier signed a one-year contract with the Sabres for 1.4 million dollars. Grier played in 81 games for the Sabres in that season and recorded 7 goals and 16 assists for 23 points while also scoreing a career-high four game-winning goals. He also scored 3 goals for a total of 5 points in 18 post-season games as well. The 2004-05 NHL season would have been the 88th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 2004-05 NHL lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ...


During the off-season following the 2005-06 NHL season, Grier became an unrestricted free agent and signed a 3 year, 5.3 million dollar contract with the San Jose Sharks. The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... In North American sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ... A contract is a promise or an agreement that is enforced or recognized by the law. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. ...


Awards

  • 1994-95: East First All-American Team (NCAA)
  • 1994-95: First All-Star Team (Hockey East)

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Records

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993-94 Boston University Terriers Hockey East 39 9 9 18 58 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Boston University Terriers Hockey East 37 19 26 55 85 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Boston University Terriers Hockey East 38 21 26 47 82 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 15 17 32 45 12 3 1 4 4
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 9 6 15 73 12 2 2 4 13
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 20 24 44 54 4 1 1 2 6
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 65 9 22 31 68 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 74 20 16 36 20 6 0 0 0 8
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 8 17 25 32 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 82 15 17 32 36 6 1 1 2 2
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 68 8 12 20 32 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 8 9 4 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Did Not Play -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 81 7 16 23 28 18 3 5 8 2
NHL Totals 693 112 155 267 392 58 10 10 20 35

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International play

References

  • Buffalo Sabres. Official Player Profile. Retrieved 30 June 2006.
  • Internet Hockey Database. Mike Grier. Retrieved 30 June 2006.
  • National Hockey League Players' Association. Mike Grier Player Bio. Retrieved 30 June 2006.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • Panaccio, Tim. Flyers cautious on free agency. 30 June 2006.
    • Wawrow, John. Agent: Grier agrees to deal with Sharks. 3 July 2006.
  • San Jose Sharks
    • Official Player Profile. Retrieved 3 July 2006.
    • (3 July 2006). Gritty Mike Grier Chooses San Jose. Press release.
  • Sports Illustrated. Sabres likely to cut Grier loose. Retrieved 30 June 2006.
  • Sports Network, The. Mike Grier. Retrieved 30 June 2006.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Mike Grier at AllExperts (532 words)
}Mike Grier (born January 5, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan) is a National Hockey League forward for the San Jose Sharks, and one of the most prominent African-American players in the NHL.
During his time at BU, Grier's NHL rights were dealt to the Edmonton Oilers along with star goaltender Curtis Joseph in exchange for a pair of first round picks.
Grier played in 81 games for the Sabres in that season and recorded 7 goals and 16 assists for 23 points while also scoring a career-high four game-winning goals.
Caps' Corner - Washington Capitals NHL Hockey - Mike Grier (794 words)
Earlier in his career Grier was considered slow, but Grier has since focused his training regimen on his skating and this is no longer a problem.
A checking-line player par excellence, Grier was tapped on his arrival to the Capitals to fill the checking-line RW slot abandoned by Ulf Dahlen, who signed with Dallas for the 2002-03 season.
Grier and Dainius Zubrus logged significant PK duty in 2002-03, and while Grier's tenacity was evident, his intelligence as a hockey player was sometimes questionable.
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