Marc-André Gragnani
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Position Defence
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Grags
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Vancouver Canucks
Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1987-03-11)March 11, 1987,
Ile Bizard, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 87th overall, 2005
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 2007 – present

Marc-André Gragnani (born March 11, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

He played junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for P.E.I. Rocket and his minor hockey for the Dauphins de Deux-Rives. He was drafted in the third round, 87th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres and signed a professional contract with the Sabres in June 2007.

Although originally drafted as a defenceman, Gragnani shifted to the left wing position during his first professional season.[1] He made his NHL debut on February 23, 2008 for the Sabres.

In April 2009, he established a new record for Portland defencemen with 51 points in the regular season. He also set the Portland franchise record for assists by a defenceman in a single season with 42. In 2011, he broke both of his own records, by registering 48 assists and 60 points, in a single season, as a defenceman.

Gragnani was called up to the parent Buffalo Sabres in March 2011. His first NHL goal was a game-winning overtime goal in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes on April 3, 2011.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 P.E.I. Rocket QMJHL 61 2 13 15 42 11 0 0 0 4
2004–05 P.E.I. Rocket QMJHL 68 10 29 39 48
2005–06 P.E.I. Rocket QMJHL 62 16 55 71 75 6 1 4 5 14
2006–07 P.E.I. Rocket QMJHL 65 22 46 68 58 7 5 8 13 4
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 78 14 38 52 38
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 76 9 42 51 59 5 0 2 2 4
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 66 12 31 43 37 4 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 63 12 48 60 51
2010–11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 9 1 2 3 2 7 1 6 7 4
NHL totals 15 1 2 3 8 7 1 6 7 4

International[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.png Canada
Ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Silver 2005 České Budějovice
Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada WJC18 6 0 3 3 0
2011 Canada WC 6 1 1 2 2
Junior int'l totals 6 0 3 3 0
Senior int'l totals 6 1 1 2 2

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
AHL
First All-Star Team 2011 [2]
Eddie Shore Award 2011 [3]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]



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