Alex Grant
Position Defence
Shoots Right
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Pittsburgh Penguins
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 20 1989 (1989-01-20) (age 30),
Antigonish, NS, CAN
NHL Draft 118th overall, 2007
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2009 – present

Alex Grant (born January 20, 1989 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada) is an ice hockey defenceman for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL. He is listed as 6'2" and 189 pounds. He was drafted in the fourth round, 118th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Grant began his junior playing career with the Antigonish Bulldogs of the MJAHL (Maritime Junior A Hockey League). It was here that he gained recognition, and his progress was followed by scouts in several other junior leagues. On June 4, 2005, Grant was selected first overall by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL draft. Following two strong years with the club, his leadership was recognized when he was named captain for the upcoming 2007–2008 season.

Grant has also played an important role on the international scene, representing Canada on several occasions in Jr. World Championships, often bringing home a gold.

On October 27, 2008, he was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Antigonish Bulldogs MJAHL 50 7 9 16 36
2005–06 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 47 4 9 13 58
2006–07 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 68 12 20 32 108
2007–08 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 70 15 33 48 96
QMJHL Totals 185 31 62 93 262
2009–10 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 40 7 20 27 36

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Alex Grant to a Three Year Entry-Level Contract. Retrieved on 3 Mar 2010.

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