Saturday, July 1, 2017

Grant signs one-year deal with Wild

The original Sea Dog is on the move again.

The Minnesota Wild announced on Saturday that Alex Grant has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the team worth $700,000/$300,000.

Grant will likely spend most of his time with the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Iowa Wild.

The 28-year-old defenceman spent last season with the AHL's Providence Bruins, recording 17 goals and 32 assists in 70 regular season games. He added two goals and six assists in 17 playoff matches.

The Bruins could afford to lose a defenceman with two QMJHL players - including a Sea Dog - expected to turn pro this season.
Grant has been playing professional hockey since 2009-10, bouncing between the AHL and East Coast Hockey League. He's put up good offensive numbers in the AHL in recent years and has appeared in a few NHL games with Arizona and Anaheim.

Grant was selected first overall by the Sea Dogs in the 2005 QMJHL Entry Draft and spent three-and-a-half seasons with the club.

In other alumni news, Tomas Jurco inked a one-year extension with the Chicago Blackhawks. Jurco recorded a goal in 13 games with Chicago following a trade from the Detroit Red Wings.

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