Abbotsford native Derek Grant played his first NHL game of the season on Saturday.

Abbotsford native Derek Grant played his first NHL game of the season on Saturday.

Abbotsford’s Derek Grant recalled by Ottawa Senators

Abbotsford hockey prospect Derek Grant suited up for the Ottawa Senators vs. the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday afternoon.

Abbotsford native Derek Grant was recalled by the Ottawa Senators on Friday and suited up for the NHL club on Saturday afternoon vs. the Edmonton Oilers.

The 23-year-old centre was summoned from the AHL’s Binghamton Senators and saw 5:57 of ice time on Saturday centering the Senators’ fourth line with Matt Kassian and Eric Condra.

It marked Grant’s sixth career NHL game – he played five last season, and is still in search of his first point at the big-league level.

The Abbotsford Minor Hockey product, a fourth-round draft choice by the Senators in 2008, is in his third full season as a pro. He signed with the Senators in the spring of 2011 following two seasons at Michigan State University, and joined Binghamton on its run to the Calder Cup title.

Last season, Grant led the AHL in shorthanded goals with five, and totaled 19 goals and nine assists in 63 games.

Prior to his recent recall, Grant had two goals (including one shorthanded marker) in three games this season with Binghamton.