LATEST | Long-time NHLer, B.C. native leaves North America after ten seasons

Published July 20, 2023 at 3:01 PM
On Thursday, it was revealed that after parts of ten seasons in the National Hockey League, long-time forward and British Columbia native Derek Grant will be heading to Europe.

Grant has agreed to a one-year contract with the ZSC Lions, who play in Zurich in Switzerland's top division, the National League.

Note: the following quote was translated from German.

"Derek is a physically strong striker who can hold the puck very well and will give our team both size and toughness," Sporting Director Sven Leuenberger said. "He goes where it hurts, is strong in front of goal,"

The Abbotsford, British Columbia native now joins a number of former NHLers on ZSC's roster next season including Yannick Weber, Rudolfs Balcers, Sven Andrighetto, Mikko Lehtonen, as well as Montreal Canadiens prospect Vinzenz Rohrer.

Grant, 33, played for Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Anaheim during his career in the NHL, skating in 427 games and recording 132 points (57 goals, 75 assists).

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