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from the NHLPA,
Mike Grier, a hard-working and dependable winger who played his career with the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks, announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) following a career that spanned 14 seasons.
Grier, 36, appeared in a total of 1,060 regular season NHL games, recording 162 goals and 221 assists for 383 points. He also played in 101 NHL playoff games, as his teams qualified for the playoffs in 11 of his 14 seasons in the league.
“I was very fortunate to be able to play 14 seasons in the NHL with some great players,” said Grier. “The memories and friendships that I have built during my time in the league will last a lifetime. I would like to thank my former teammates, family and fans for helping make my career so memorable for me. It was a great ride, and I am now excited and looking forward to my post-playing future.”
from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,
Mike Grier was still sitting by himself in the far corner of the quiet visitors’ dressing room in Wells Fargo Center about 20 minutes after the season ended, in full equipment with his head buried in his hands. He was in tears while thinking about the game, the year to remember, his future.
You don’t come across many people like Grier. He’s a veteran leader and consummate professional, the kind of player you want on any team in any sport. It might take a few days, it might take longer, but the agony he suffered after the Sabres’ 5-2 loss to the Flyers in Game Seven eventually will subside.
On Tuesday, he was practically inconsolable.
“You know, the guys battled hard all year,” said Grier, his voice cracking. “I gotta block that shot on the first goal. I tried to catch it. It went off my glove and went in. It gave them some momentum. It’s just disappointing. I don’t know how much longer I have to play.”
BUFFALO, NY (May 17, 2010) – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Mike Grier, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Grier (1/5/1975, 6’1”, 225 lbs.) had 22 points (10+12) in 73 regular season games for Buffalo this season. He also contributed two goals in six playoff games, and was credited with a team-leading 33 hits.
via Greg Bauch of WGR550,
WGR 550 has learned that the Sabres have signed forward Mike Grier. The free agent played with Buffalo for the two seasons surrounding the NHL lockout in 2004.
BUFFALO, NY (August 10, 2009) – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent forward Mike Grier, who previously played in Buffalo from 2004-06.
Grier (1/5/1975, 6’1”, 225 lbs.) had 23 points (10+13) in 62 games for San Jose last season. He was third on the Sharks in hits with 147, and was tied for 12th in the NHL with four SH points. Grier missed 20 games with a knee injury last season, after averaging 77 games played during his first 11 NHL seasons. He has played at least 81 games in a season five times during his career.
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
The San Jose Sharks are being bitten by the injury bug – again.
Forward Mike Grier is out for four-to-six weeks after getting his knee scoped and veteran Jeremy Roenick is also expected to be out for four-to-six weeks with a shoulder injury.
Both, however, are expected to return to the Sharks lineup prior to the playoffs.
“We’ve been a very good team in the regular season the last two years,” said Grier. “But we’ve had our bumps and hit the wall in the playoffs, for some reason.
“We have playoff experience and now we’ve got some guys who have won Stanley Cups. Now maybe a little fresher approach or a different approach will help us get over the hump.”
-Mike Grier of the San Jose Sharks. Read more from Grier and many NHL topics from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe.
When Bryan McCabe goes to Florida, assuming his regression ends there, he joins a defence that includes emerging star, Jay Bouwmeester, and solid veterans Keith Ballard and Nick Boynton. The Panthers could be a playoff team in the East
-Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun.