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Mike Grier
Mike Grier
Right Wing
Number: 25
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 224
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 5, 1975
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, United States
Acquired: Signed by San Jose as a free agent on July 3, 2006
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)…Dating back to 2005-06, nine of his 32 goals (28.1) have been game-winners…Scored third shorthanded goal of the season at St. Louis on March 1…Scored shorthanded goal vs. Edmonton on Feb. 14…Had a goal and an assist on Jan. 29 at Edmonton…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)…Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 18 vs. Detroit…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, led team with three shorthanded goals (which tied his career high established in 1999-00 and 2000-01). Sixth among League forwards in blocked shots (70). Recorded at least one point in four consecutive games (1-4=5) from March 30 through April 5. Scored his 15th goal of the season vs. Chicago on March 13, the most since posting 15 with Washington in 2002-03. Missed March 16 game vs. Columbus due to the birth of his first daughter and second child, Brooklyn Kendall. Registered his third mutli-point game of the season (1-1=2) and earned the game's second star against his former team at Edmonton on Jan. 26. Surpassed his goal total of seven from last season. Matched a career-high by posting three points (2-1=3) in a game for the ninth time on Jan. 4 vs. Detroit. Unsuccessful on penalty shot vs. Colorado's Jose Theodore on Dec. 7. Recorded one point in three consecutive games (2-1=3) from Nov.2-7. Posted  first multi-point game of the season (1-1=2) at Tampa Bay on Oct. 13. Playoffs: When San Jose was eliminated, was T-3rd in the League in PIM (27). Scored second goal on April 26 at Detroit in WCSF Game 1. Named Game 4's No.3 Star by posting seven shots on net, four hits and two takeaways in just 13:08 on April 16 vs. Nashville in WCQF. Accumulated 17 PIM on April 13 at Nashville in WCQF Game 2, including a fighting major against Scott Hartnell. Scored goal and assisted on GW goal in 2 OT on April 11 at Nashville in WCQF Game 1.

2005-06: Set career high and finished T-4th on the Sabres with four game-winning goals...Scored game-winner at Philadelphia on March 11...Recorded his second three-point game (0-3=3) of the season vs. Tampa Bay on March 9...Tied career high with three points (0-3=3) vs. Los Angeles on Jan. 14...Had two points, including GWG, at Minnesota on Dec. 11...Did not play vs. Montreal on Nov. 4 with hip flexor injury... First goal of the season was game winner vs. Boston on Oct. 7...Playoffs: Eight points (3-5=8) in 18 games...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... Scored goal vs. Philadelphia in Game 4 of ECQF on April 28.
2004-05: No season.

2003-04: Made Sabre debut @ Washington (3/10) and responded with goal and two assistsThree-point outing tied career highRecorded assist @ Montreal (4/03)Skated team-high for wings/centers 22:56 vs. Toronto (4/02)Credited with two assists @ N.Y. Rangers (3/31)Was +4 and took five shots vs. RangersPicked up shorthanded assist vs. Columbus (3/29)Credited with assist vs. Pittsburgh (3/26)Recorded power-play assist @ Atlanta (3/17)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. 12-13Notched 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 NHLSkated season-high 24:14 vs. Florida (2/21)Had six points in December (0+6, 14 games) and in January (3+3, 14 games) after no points in NovemberHad five points in 12 February games (4+1)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.

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 seasonTied for first on the team in SHGs (2) and tied for seventh in goalsMarked 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)Registered career-high seven shots vs. Toronto (1/17)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, recording eight goals and 17 assistsRanked 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)Registered two assists vs. Los Angeles (3/28)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 SHGsAppeared in 300th NHL game vs. Toronto (10/09)Missed eight games with shoulder injury from Dec. 6-222001 Playoffs: Held scoreless in six games.

1999-00: Tied career high and led team with three SHGs, ranking 11th in NHLLed team in SH points, finishing 18th in NHLMissed four games from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 with shoulder injuryMissed last 12 games of regular season and teams 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 highRanked third on the team in goals and points (44)Tied for team lead in SHGs (2) and tied for fifth in assistsSet career highs in goals, assists, points and shotsSet 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.

1997-98: Appeared in 100th NHL game @ Dallas (11/19)Missed 13 games (11/20 to 12/17) with knee injury1998 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).

1996-97: Led team rookies in points (32) and ranked ninth in the leagueRanked 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 assistScored first playoff goal, the game winner, in Game 2 of the CQF @ Dallas (4/ 18).

1995-96: Wrapped up third season at Boston University, recording 59 goals and 61 assists in 114 career games Recorded 21 goals and 25 assists in 38 gamesFinished sixth on team and tied for 11th in conference in points (46)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 ChampionshipLed Hockey East in goals and ranked second in pointsFinalist for the Hobey Baker Award as nations 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.

Last Amateur Club: Boston University (NCAA Hockey East)

Personal: Won a bronze medal with Team USA at 2004 World Championships in the Czech RepublicPicked up one goal and two assists in nine games at 2004 WorldsLists winning NCAA hockey championship with Boston University in 1995 as most memorable hockey momentBorn in Detroit and raised in BostonFather, Bobby, is the associate director of pro scouting for the NFLs Houston Texans and his brother, Chris, is a regional scout for the NFLs Miami DolphinsTraded to the Capitals from Edmonton for the Capitals second- and third-round choices in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Oct. 7, 2002Traded to Edmonton from St. Louis with Curtis Joseph for St. Louis first-round selections (previously acquired) in the 1996 and 1997 NHL Entry Drafts, Aug. 4, 1995Originally selected by St. Louis in the ninth round, 219th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.




1 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
2 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
3 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
4 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
5 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
6 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
7 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70


J. Thornton 82 19 63 25 82
J. Pavelski 82 38 40 25 78
B. Burns 82 27 48 -5 75
P. Marleau 82 25 23 -22 48
T. Hertl 81 21 25 16 46
J. Ward 79 21 22 -15 43
M. Vlasic 67 8 31 15 39
L. Couture 52 15 21 2 36
J. Donskoi 76 11 25 4 36
J. Braun 80 4 19 11 23
M. Jones 37 23 4 .918 2.27
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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