|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
220 lb (100 kg)
St. Louis Blues
|Born||May 21, 1979,|
Stowe, VT, USA
|Pro Career||2001 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Undrafted, Mink originally played hockey with Stowe High School, winning the Division III state championship in his sophomore year and Division II state championship in his senior year. After high school he attended Northfield Mount Herman school for a post graduate year. He then was a recruited walk on to play collegiate hockey with the University of Vermont in the ECAC. After an unimpressive freshman year, Mink gradually improved within the Catamounts and in his junior year placed second on the team in scoring with 17 goals and 29 points in 32 games. Just prior to his senior year in 2001–02, Mink was suspended from Vermont after he was arrested in an off campus fight. He subsequently left Vermont and turned pro, signing with the Portland Pirates on September 25, 2001.
In his first professional season, Mink made his debut in the ECHL, appearing in 29 games with the Richmond Renegades before moving up to the Pirates. Following an impressive 34 points in 56 games, Mink was signed by their NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals for the 2002–03 season and continued to play for the Pirates and later on the Hershey Bears, helping them as an assistant captain to the 2006 and 2009 Calder Cups.
On July 8, 2009, Graham signed a two-year free agent deal with the Florida Panthers. He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans where he served as an alternate captain for the 2009–10 season.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1998–99||University of Vermont||HE||27||4||2||6||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||University of Vermont||HE||17||7||4||11||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||University of Vermont||HE||32||17||12||29||52||—||—||—||—||—|
Personal[edit | edit source]
In December 1999, while a Sophomore at the University of Vermont, Mink was named as a defendant in a hazing lawsuit brought by a former teammate against the school and members of the team.
On September 16, 2001, Mink was involved in an off-campus fight, in which he was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated assault. Mink was arraigned on November 15, and on June 23, 2003, he pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and served 30 days in jail.
Mink is married to wife Cristina and has a son. He also has a real estate license in his home state of Vermont.
References[edit | edit source]
- After suspension, Vermont senior forward leaves team. USCHO.com (2001-09-21). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
- Florida Panthers sign RW Graham Mink. Florida Panthers (2009-07-08). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
- Pair of veterans in Rivermen's mix. pjstar.com (2010-08-03). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
- Former hockey star pleads guilty. WCAX-TV (2003-06-23). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
- Amerks.com to profile Graham Mink. Rochester Americans (2009-08-03). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
[edit | edit source]
- Graham Mink's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Graham Mink's biography at Legends of Hockey
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