Abbotsford's Grant makes NHL debut with Senators

Abbotsford native Derek Grant, pictured above in action with the AHL
Abbotsford native Derek Grant, pictured above in action with the AHL's Binghamton Senators, made his NHL debut on Saturday with the Ottawa Senators.
— image credit: Just Sports Photography

Abbotsford native Derek Grant lived every hockey player's dream on Saturday night, as he made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators.

The 22-year-old centre was thrust into the cauldron known as the Battle of Ontario, as the Senators took on the Toronto Maple Leafs at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The game was broadcast nationally on Hockey Night in Canada.

Grant logged 7:30 of ice time and registered one shot on goal and two hits, but Ottawa dropped a 3-0 decision.

At the time of his recall, Grant was the AHL's runaway leader in shorthanded goals – five of his 15 tallies on the season with the Binghamton Senators had come with a teammate in the penalty box, and no one else in the league had more than three shorties.

Ottawa is riddled with injuries at the moment, and Grant was filling in for Milan Michalek, who was out with a knee injury.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Homeless housing rezoning will move to public hearing
Abbotsford Police officer honoured for basketball tournament
Many changes in the Sikh community in the 1920s
VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Council expenses to include health benefits for family members, and childcare
Growing turkeys for goodwill at Sardis secondary
School celebrates one of their own
Starlight Gala raises $529,000 for Richmond Hospital
Boaters hope to rekindle sail past

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.