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Michael Grier
Michael Grier
Right Wing
Number: 25
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 224
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 5, 1975
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, United States
Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent on August 10, 2009.
Drafted: STL / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (219th overall)
2007-08: Finished 14th in the voting for the Frank Selke Trophy (defensive forward)…T-3rd on the team in game-winning goals (four)…T-8th in the League in shorthanded goals (three) and 14th among League forwards in blocked shots (58)…Appeared in his 800th game on Dec. 8 vs. Buffalo…Scored game-winning goals in back-to-back games (Dec. 3 at Colorado and Nov. 30 vs. Colorado)…Missed Oct. 27 at Columbus and Oct. 29 at Dallas due to injury (groin)…2008 Playoffs: Recorded lone playoff point by assisting on Pavelski’s game-winning goal in Game 7 of the WCQF vs. Calgary

2006-07: T-10th in the NHL and led team with three shorthanded goals (which tied his career high established in 1999-00 and 2000-01)…Scored his 15th goal of the season vs. Chicago on March 13, the most since posting 15 with Washington in 2002-03…Unsuccessful on penalty shot vs. Colorado’s Jose Theodore on Dec. 7…2007 Playoffs: When San Jose was eliminated, was T-3rd in the League in PIM (27)…Named Game 4’s No. 3 star with a team-high five shots on April 18 vs. Nashville in WCQF…Named Game 3’s No. 1 star by posting seven shots on net, four hits and two takeaways in just 13:08 on April 16 vs. Nashville in WCQF

2005-06: Set career high and finished T-4th on the Sabres with four game-winning goals…2006 Playoffs: Set Sabres record by scoring 35 seconds into Game 1 of ECSF at Ottawa on May 5…Had four points (1-3=4) and was a plus-4 at Philadelphia in Game 6 of ECQF on May 2

2003-04: Made Sabres debut @ Washington (3/10) scoring one goal and two assists…Three-point outing tied career high…Skated team-high for wings/centers 22:56 vs. Toronto (4/02)…Appeared in 600th NHL career game vs. Boston (3/11). (With Washington): Missed one game due to a suspension (10/14 @ Montreal for actions 10/13 at Toronto, elbow)…Scored point in five of his last 13 games Feb. 12-March 6 (4+1)…Recorded point in three-straight games Feb. 12-15 (2+1), including a goal in back-to-back games Feb. 12-13…Notched first SHG @ Carolina (2/12)…Scored goal and an assist @ Carolina (1/29) for first multi-point game since Dec. 19, 2002, vs. Boston (1+1)…Goal marked his 100th in NHL…Scored vs. New Jersey (1/01) to break a 36-game drought (last - N.Y. Islanders, 10/09)…Assisted in back-to-back games Dec. 23-27 for the first time since March 29-April 1, 2003…Assist @ N.Y. Islanders (12/02) snapped an 18-game pointless skid.

2002-03: One of only five players to appear in all 82 games for the Capitals, recording 15 goals and 17 assists, after being acquired from Edmonton prior to season…Tied for first on the team in SHGs (2) and tied for seventh in goals…Marked fifth consecutive season with two-or-more SHGs … Recorded second SHG of season @ Boston (3/08)…Appeared in 500th NHL game vs. St. Louis (1/28)…Recorded 200th NHL point, an assist, vs. New Jersey (12/27)…Tied career high with three points on two goals, including one SH and the game-winner, and assist @ Phoenix (12/13)…Registered points in four consecutive games from 11/29-12/06 (1+4), including first Capitals assist vs. Ottawa (11/29)…Tallied first Capitals goal  @ Columbus (11/05)…Made Capitals debut vs. Nashville (10/11)… 2003 Playoffs: Appeared in all six playoff games for Capitals, recording goal and assist.

2001-02: One of five Edmonton players to appear in all 82 games…Ranked second on the team in SH points (4)…Led team forwards and ranked third in hits (136)…Set career high in GWGs (3)…Recorded OT/GWG vs. Minnesota (4/02)…Scored SH/GWG vs. Calgary (3/23)…Recorded 100th NHL assist vs. San Jose (3/20)…Scored first SHG of season @ Chicago (1/14)…Appeared in 400th NHL game vs. Tampa Bay (12/14).

2000-01: Tied a career high in goals and SHGs (3) and set career high in plus/minus rating (+11)…Ranked third on the team in goals, fifth in plus/minus rating and sixth in points (36)…Ranked second on team and sixth in NHL in SH points (6)…Tied for second on team in SHGs…Appeared in 300th NHL game vs. Toronto (10/09)…Missed eight games with shoulder injury from Dec. 6-22…2001 Playoffs: Held scoreless in six games.

Tied career high and led team with three SHGs, ranking 11th in NHL…Led team in SH points, finishing 18th in NHL…Missed four games from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 with shoulder injury…Missed last 12 games of regular season and team’s five playoff games with muscle tear in arm suffered @ Atlanta (3/13)…Set career high with 20 penalty minutes @ Los Angeles (12/30)…Recorded 100th NHL point with GWG @ N.Y. Islanders (12/14).

1998-99: One of three Edmonton players to appear in all 82 games, setting a career high…Ranked third on the team in goals and points (44)…Tied for team lead in SHGs (2) and tied for fifth in assists…Set career highs in goals, assists, points and shots…Set career high by recording points in five consecutive games from Oct. 21-Nov. 2 (3+3)…Tallied the SH/GWG vs. Calgary (4/17)…Set career high with three assists @ San Jose (4/12)…Recorded first career hat trick vs. Vancouver (3/20)…Appeared in 200th NHL game @ Anaheim (2/17)…Tallied first career SHG vs. Dallas (12/06)…1999 Playoffs: Appeared in four games, recording one goal and one assist.

Appeared in 100th NHL game @ Dallas (11/19)…Missed 13 games (11/20 to 12/17) with knee injury…1998 Playoffs: Appeared in 12 games, tying for seventh on team with four points (2+2)…Recorded two goals, including game-winner in Game 5 of the CQF vs. Colorado (4/30).

Led team rookies in points (32) and ranked ninth in the league…Ranked fifth on team in plus/minus rating (+7)…Recorded two goals and assist  @ St. Louis (3/09)…Scored first NHL goal vs. Colorado (10/26)…Tallied first NHL point/assist, @ Calgary (10/20) … Made NHL debut vs. Buffalo (10/04)…1997 Playoffs: Played in all 12 games for Edmonton, recording three goals and assist…Scored first playoff goal, the game winner, in Game 2 of the CQF @ Dallas (4/ 18).

Wrapped up third season at Boston University, recording 59 goals and 61 assists in 114 career games … Recorded 46 (21+25) points in 38 games…Finished sixth on team and tied for 11th in conference in points…Ranked fourth on team in goals and seventh in assists.

1994-95: Played in 37 games, recording 29 goals and 26 assists, helping BU win the NCAA Championship and its second consecutive Hockey East Championship…Led Hockey East in goals and ranked second in points…Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as nation’s top collegiate player and named NCAA East First All-America Team and to Hockey East First All-Star Team.

1993-94: Recorded nine goals and nine assists in 39 games in freshman season at Boston University.

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