Ottawa Senators‘ 4th round pick in the 2008 draft (#119 overall) center Derek Grant(57) scores his second NHL recall in as many years. In a pair of appearances he has yet to hit the score sheet but does sport a +1 rating.
He spent 5 games with the parent club in 2012/2013 scoring no points while trying to assert his 6’3″ 206 lbs. presence.
In the final year of his three-year entry level contract with 140 AHL games with affiliate Binghamton Senators to his credit, he’s definitely looking to make an impact. His 19 goals and 28 points in the minors last season established new career highs.
He already notched two tallies in three games with the B-Sens, which gained him enough notice to warrant a promotion to the parent club searching for more winning consistency.
The 23-year old could stand to add a bit more muscle on his frame and to his game to achieve true power forward status but has proven his effectiveness in the face-off circle, winning more than half his draws, which gives him some additional clout.
He changed his number this season so his “57” would be the same in both leagues.
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