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#23 Triston Grant, LW

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Position: LW
Date of Birth: 02/02/1984
Height: 6' 1"   Weight: 218 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Neepawa, Manitoba
Drafted: Philadelphia's 10th choice, 286th overall, in 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2004-05 Vancouver (WHL)

Biography:
Current Stats

 

News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

The Boys are Back - griffinshockey.com - Sept. 16, 2013
Stand-Up Guy - Griffiti - Dec. 9, 2012
Griffiti Interview - GriffVision - Dec. 9, 2012
Moustache Power - griffinshockey.com - Nov. 25, 2012
One of the Good Guys - griffinshockey.com - Oct. 19, 2012

Biography

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Second season as a Griffin…Ninth year pro…Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Lethbridge with Warren McCutcheon for David Selthun and Brandon Sadlowski, 1/8/02...Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Philadelphia (NHL), 7/27/05…Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL) by Philadelphia (NHL), 9/26/06…Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL) by Philadelphia (NHL), 9/25/06…Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL) by Philadelphia (NHL), 10/24/06...Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL) by Philadelphia (NHL), 11/4/06...Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL) by Philadelphia (NHL), 11/10/06...Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL) by Philadelphia (NHL), 11/22/06...Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL) by Philadelphia (NHL), 9/27/07...Traded to Nashville by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 7th round choice (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected Maxwell Tardy) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft for Janne Niskala, 6/24/08...Re-signed to a one-year contract by Nashville, 8/5/08...Assigned to Milwaukee by Nashville, 10/4/08...Re-signed to a one-year contract by Nashville, 6/9/09...Assigned to Milwaukee by Nashville, 9/29/09...Recalled from Milwaukee by Nashville, 10/7/09...Assigned to Milwaukee by Nashville, 10/13/09...Signed to a one-year contract by Florida, 7/1/2010...Assigned to Rochester by Florida, 9/28/10...Signed to a professional tryout by Oklahoma City, 10/1/11...Released from tryout and signed to a one-year contract by Oklahoma City, 12/2/11...Signed to a one-year contract, 7/9/12...Re-signed to a one-year contract, 7/8/13.


2012-13: Won the Calder Cup with the Griffins…Appeared in a career-high 75 games, recording 10 points (4-6—10) and a team-high 196 penalty minutes during the regular season…Chipped in four points (2-2—4) and 26 penalty minutes in 24 playoff games…Scored his first goal as a Griffin on 10/19/12 at Rochester…Recorded three points (1-2—3) in a four-game stretch, 11/9/12-11/16/12…Matched a franchise record for penalty minutes in one game with 34 on 1/9/13 at Rockford…Skated in his 500th professional game on 3/3/13 at Milwaukee and his 500th AHL game on 3/29/13 at Houston…Recorded three (2-1—3) of his four postseason points in the Calder Cup Finals. 2011-12: Helped Oklahoma City to a regular season Western Conference championship, joining the team  in early October on a tryout before signing a one-year contract in December…Recorded 15 points (11-4—15) in 53 games for the Barons…Paced the team with 163 penalty minutes and finished seventh in goals…Tied for 17th in the AHL in penalty minutes and was one of two players (along with Norfolk’s Radko Gudas) in the league to have more than 150 penalty minutes and a double-digit plus-minus rating…Scored two goals and was a team-best plus-four in his second game with the Barons, 10/15/11 vs. Texas…Set a career high with a four-game point streak,11/25/11-12/3/11…Scored four goals over a six-game span, 12/10/11-12/27/11…Skated in seven playoff games with the Barons, recording 29 penalty minutes…Set a new career high with 27 penalty minutes, 5/18/12 vs. Toronto. 2010-11: Appeared in 56 games with Rochester, totaling 13 points (7-6—13) and 144 penalty minutes, which ranked second on the team…Tied for fifth on the Amerks with two game-winning goals…Set a new career best with an early-season three-game point streak, picking up three points (1-2—3), 10/10/10-10/16/10…Reached 1,000 AHL penalty minutes, 10/17/10 vs. Adirondack…Was briefly a teammate of current Griffin Nathan Paetsch. 2009-10: Bested his career highs with 74 games played, 12 goals, 13 assists, 25 points and 236 penalty minutes, which ranked ninth in the AHL…Ranked among Milwaukee’s leaders in games played (T6th), goals (8th), plus-minus (plus-10, T9th) and penalty minutes (1st)…Had his first-ever multi-assist game, 2/28/10 at Peoria, and had another in one of his five postseason games, 4/23/10 vs. Chicago…Recalled by Nashville in early October and played his first NHL game in nearly three years, 10/8/09 vs. Colorado…Recorded nine penalty minutes and two shots in three games with the Predators. 2008-09: Logged 55 games for the West Division-champion Milwaukee Admirals, chipping in 11 points (3-8—11) and 153 penalty minutes…Placed second on the team in penalty minutes and third with a plus-11 rating…Was one of just four players in the AHL to post more than 150 penalty minutes and a double-digit plus-minus rating…Contributed two points (1-1—2) and 12 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games. 2007-08: Nearly doubled his previous career highs by recording 21 points (10-11—21) in his third season with the Phantoms…Led the team with 181 penalty minutes and ranked among team leaders with 10 goals (8th), 21 points (T10th), a plus-nine rating (4th) and one shorthanded goal (T2nd)…Surpassed 500 AHL penalty minutes, 1/26/08 at Bridgeport…Registered two assists and 34 penalty minutes in 12 postseason games. 2006-07: Tallied 11 points (5-6—11) in 61 games with the Phantoms…Led the club and placed 12th in the AHL with 199 penalty minutes…Named first star and scored two goals for his first professional multi-point game, 12/17/06 vs. Toronto…Was called up early in the season by the parent Flyers and made his NHL debut, 10/26/06 vs. Atlanta…Recorded his first NHL point with an assist, 11/15/06 at Anaheim…Appeared in eight total NHL games, recording one point and 10 penalty minutes. 2005-06: Skated in 64 games for the Philadelphia Phantoms as a first-year pro, recording five points (2-3—5) and 190 penalty minutes, which ranked fifth on the team…Notched an assist in his first professional game, 10/8/05 vs. Binghamton…Scored his first professional goal, 11/4/05 vs. Hershey…Had a season-high 22 penalty minutes, 1/7/06 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. 2004-05: Set career highs in all offensive categories during his final season of junior with 32 points (20-12—32) in 70 games…Placed among team leaders with 20 goals (4th), 32 points (6th) and 193 penalty minutes (2nd)…Had four multi-point games over a five-game stretch, totaling eight points (5-3—8), 10/5/04-10/15-04. 2003-04: Ranked second in the WHL with 267 penalty minutes…Logged 69 games for Vancouver, recording 18 points (10-8—18)…Tied for seventh on the team in goals…Appeared in 11 postseason games with the Giants, recording two points (1-1—2) and 33 penalty minutes. 2002-03: Played in all 72 games with Vancouver and recorded 20 points (10-10—20) and 200 penalty minutes…Led the team in penalty minutes and tied for ninth in goals…Scored in back-to-back games to start the season, 9/19/03-9/20/03…Recorded a hat trick, 11/12/03 vs. Everett. 2001-02: Split the season between Lethbridge and the expansion Vancouver Giants, totaling 15 points (10-5—15) and 163 penalty minutes in 57 total games…Spent the first 36 games of the season with the Hurricanes, contributing nine points (8-1—9)…Finished third on Lethbridge with 110 penalty minutes despite a midseason trade…Picked up six points (2-4—6) and 53 penalty minutes in 21 games with the Giants. 2000-01: Debuted in the WHL with the Lethbridge Hurricanes as a 16-year-old…Scored two goals and ranked ninth on the team with 75 penalty minutes despite being limited to 23 games played…Skated in five postseason contests.

Personal: Lives in Neepawa, Manitoba…Has one sister, Alayna…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2013 Calder Cup…Began playing hockey at the age of six as a defenseman…Hockey nicknames are Bubba, T-Bird and Grantzky…Hockey idol as a youth was his uncle …Chose his jersey number because it has a three in it…Greatest influences on his hockey career are his parents and his uncle, who played hockey…Plans to coach or open a car wash after his playing career…First job was as a plumber…Favorite charities are any local charities…Most interesting fact about him is that he can fix anything…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be an astronaut…Played baseball, soccer and golf growing up…Favorite music genres are ‘80s metal and classic rock…Favorite movie is Predator…Favorite TV show is Breaking Bad…Favorite website is Barstool Sports…Enjoys watching football and baseball.
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 75, 2012-13 Assist Streak: 3, 11/27/11-12/3/11
Goals: 12, 2009-10 Point Streak: 4, 11/25/11-12/3/11
Assists: 13, 2009-10 Goals, Game: 2, four times (MR: 10/15/11 OKC vs. TEX)
Points: 25, 2009-10 Assists, Game: 2, twice (MR: 4/23/10 MIL vs. CHI, playoffs)
PIM: 236, 2009-10 Points, Game: 2, nine times (MR: 10/15/11 OKC vs. TEX)
Goal Streak: 2, three times (MR: 12/20/11-12/27/11) PIM, Game: 34, 1/9/13 GR at RFD)
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 10/8/05 PHI vs. BNG NHL Game: 10/26/06 PHI vs. ATL
AHL Point: 10/8/05 PHI vs. BNG (assist) NHL Point: 11/15/06 PHI at ANA (assist)
AHL Goal: 11/4/05 PHI vs. BNG (Frederic Cassivi) NHL Goal: n/a
 

 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2000-01 Lethbridge WHL 23 2 0 2 75 5 0 0 0 11
2001-02 Lethbridge WHL 36 8 1 9 110 -- -- -- -- --
  Vancouver WHL 21 2 4 6 53 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Vancouver WHL 72 10 10 20 200 4 0 0 0 10
2003-04 Vancouver WHL 69 10 8 18 267 11 1 1 2 33
2004-05 Vancouver WHL 70 20 12 32 193 6 1 0 1 8
2005-06 Philadelphia AHL 64 2 3 5 190 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Philadelphia AHL 61 5 6 11 199 -- -- -- -- --
  Philadelphia NHL 8 0 1 1 10 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Philadelphia AHL 72 10 11 21 181 12 0 2 2 34
2008-09 Milwaukee AHL 55 3 8 11 153 11 1 1 2 12
2009-10 Milwaukee AHL 74 12 13 25 236 5 0 2 2 16
  Nashville NHL 3 0 0 0 9 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Rochester AHL 56 7 6 13 144 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Oklahoma City AHL 53 11 4 15 163 7 0 0 0 29
2012-13 Grand Rapids AHL 75 4 6 10 196 24 2 2 4 26
  NHL TOTALS 11 0 1 1 19 0 0 0 0 0
  GRIFFINS TOTALS 75 4 6 10 196 24 2 2 4 26
  AHL TOTALS 510 54 57 111 1462 59 3 7 10 117
  PRO TOTALS 521 54 58 112 1481 59 3 7 10 117

 

 
2013-14 Roster »
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
34 Petr Mrazek G
3 Alexey Marchenko D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Adam Almquist D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
17 Max Nicastro D
20 Gleason Fournier D
42 Richard Nedomlel D
44 Brennan Evans D
46 Mattias Backman D
6 Teemu Pulkkinen RW
8 Willie Coetzee RW
9 Alden Hirschfeld F
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
11 Andrej Nestrasil RW
15 Mitch Callahan RW
18 Cory Emmerton C
21 Trevor Parkes LW
22 Jordin Tootoo RW
23 Triston Grant LW
25 Louis-Marc Aubry C
26 David McIntyre C
27 Martin Frk RW
29 Landon Ferraro C
32 Colin Campbell F
37 Zach Nastasiuk RW
38 Mattias Janmark C
47 Andreas Athanasiou LW
19 Riley Sheahan C
28 Tomas Jurco RW
33 Luke Glendening RW

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