Danny Groulx
Danny Groulx
Defenseman
NUMBER: 34
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 205
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 06/23/1981
BIRTHPLACE: LaSalle, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
QMJHL First All-Star Team (2001, 2002) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2002) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2002) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup MVP) (2002) AHL First All-Star Team (2010) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (2010) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 12, 2002. Loaned to Manitoba (AHL) by Detroit (Grand Rapids-AHL) for cash, March 15, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Kassel (Germany), August 25, 2005. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 16, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Minsk (KHL), May 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Kharity-Mansisk (KHL), October 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 2, 2012.
2011-12: Split the season between Minsk and Khanty-Mansiysk…Totaled two assists in 24 KHL games on the season.

Career 2010-11: Finished fifth on Torpedo in points (2-23=25), which led team defensemen.

2009-10: Won the Eddie Shore Award, which is annually awarded to the player chosen by the AHL coaches, media and players as the best defenseman in the league., as a member of the Worcester Sharks…Led all AHL defensemen and 18th amongst the entire league in points (14-52=66)…Named to the AHL First Team All-Star…Posted an assist in the AHL All-Star Game as a member of the Canadian team.

2008-09: Led Rockford (AHL) in plus/minus (plus-18)...Has never been a minus player in his six AHL seasons.

2007-08: Finished season with a plus/minus rating of plus-11...Scored his 100th career point on April 2 vs. Chicago...Playoffs: Notched two power play goals in six Calder Cup postseason games with Manitoba.

2006-07: A member of the 2007 Calder Cup Champion Hamilton Bulldogs...Scored a professional career-high six postseason goals…Fourth amongst team defensemen in regular season assists.

2005-06: Finished fourth among team defensemen in points.

2004-05: Started the season with Grand Rapids and was loaned to Manitoba.

2003-04: Tied for second among team defensemen in points…Led team in plus/minus (plus-20).

2002-03: Made professional debut with Grand Rapids (AHL)…Juniors: Scored a junior career best 112 points, including 83 assists, in 68 games with the Victoriaville Tigers (QMJHL) during his final season in juniors (2001-02)…QMJHL All-Star in both 2001 and 2002...Named the Memorial Cup MVP, QMJHL Playoff MVP, Emile “Butch” Bouchard Trophy (QMJHL best D-man) and was named to the CHL First All-Star Team and Memorial Cup All-Star Team.