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Derek Grant | Center | #38

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (119) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Injuries to the Ducks' top centers are really hurting the team.
Both Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler continue to be out of action and the Ducks have been forced to use a couple of bottom-two centers in Derek Grant and Chris Wagner as their top two pivots. Grant has five goals and 11 points in 23 games which is great for a third or fourth line center but doesn't cut it as a number one. Nov 27 - 7:04 AM

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Derek Grant found the back of the net in the Ducks' 4-2 loss to Vegas on Wednesday.

Unfortunately Grant was also minus-three so those in leagues that value that category ended up getting a mixed return from him. Grant has five goals and 11 points in 21 contests this season.
Nov 23 - 5:28 AM

Derek Grant posted a goal with a plus-2 rating and five hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win against the Bruins.

Grant has been a surprise fantasy contributor this season, posting four goals with 10 points over his past 12 games while turning in an impressive plus-6 rating during the span. The Ducks have been banged up and in need of someone to step in offensively and Grant has certainly filled some of the void.
Nov 16 - 3:46 AM

Derek Grant is on a five-game point streak.

Grant recorded an assist on Tuesday to extend that run. In addition to his current point streak, he's only been held off the scoresheet once over his last nine contests. The 27-year-old entered the season with just six points in 85 career games. He currently has three goals and nine points in 15 contests this season.
Nov 8 - 4:29 AM

Derek Grant was placed on the first line Saturday between Corey Perry and Rickard Rakell.

Grant has now been all over the lineup, from the first line to the fourth and has performed well everywhere. His beautiful pass on Saturday sprung Perry on a breakaway which he buried. "Obviously, I was always an offensive guy," Grant said. "And through juniors and college, same thing. My first couple of years pro, I had to learn the defensive side of the game. And then obviously my last couple of years in the minors, I’m able to find my game offensively again." Grant has three goals and eight points in 14 games but still did not see any ice time with the man-advantage on Saturday.
Nov 5 - 6:47 AM

Derek Grant registered an assist in a 3-1 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

Grant has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. He's up to three goals and six points in 12 contests this season. That points total matches what he had accomplished over 85 career games prior to the 2017-18 campaign.
Nov 2 - 4:38 AM

Derek Grant netted a pair of goals in Friday's 6-2 win over Montreal.

They were the first markers of Grant's NHL career. He has contributed just nine points in 93 career outings. Grant has two points in seven matches this season.
Oct 21 - 8:59 AM

Center Derek Grant played in his second straight game on Saturday.

Normally Grant would be the extra forward but with Ryan Getzlaf hurt, Grant is seeing action as the fourth line center with everyone else on the depth charts moving up a spot. "Especially early in the season, there’s things that take place," coach Randy Carlyle said. "And there’s injuries and training camp bumps and bruises that you’re always having to make adjustments to your lineup. A player like Derek Grant gets an opportunity now. So when one door closes through injury on another player, there’s one player that gets an opportunity. And we’re looking for people to fill holes and seize opportunities." Grant has no fantasy value but it's nice to see the 27-year-old with another chance at playing in the NHL.
Oct 8 - 5:12 AM

It seems Derek Grant will enter the season with the Anaheim Ducks.

Grant is expected just to serve as Anaheim's extra forward though, so he won't have fantasy value. He has no goals and seven assists in 86 career NHL games.
Oct 3 - 4:07 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have signed center Derek Grant to a one-year contract for $650,000.

The 27-year-old spent most of last season with the Sabres where he had three assists in 40 games and he also chipped in with an assist in six games with the Predators. He was productive in the AHL with 11 goals and 19 points in 23 games with Rochester of the AHL.
Jul 1 - 2:17 PM

Derek Grant has been activated from injured reserve and sent to AHL Rochester.

Grant had been suffering from a shoulder injury. Through 86 career games Grant has seven points, and no goals with 91 hits. So unfortunately he has no fantasy value.
Feb 24 - 1:59 PM

The Sabres placed Derek Grant on injured reserve retroactively to Feb. 17th with a shoulder injury.

He's considered day-to-day, but shoulder injuries can be tough to come back from. He has seven points in 86 career NHL games.
Feb 18 - 4:09 PM

Derek Grant's shoulder is improving nicely, but he won't play in either game for Buffalo this weekend.

Grant left Thursday's match with Colorado after playing just over two minutes. It appears that he just needs some time off to recover. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Feb 17 - 3:36 PM

Derek Grant was recalled from AHL Rochester on Thursday.

Grant will don the Sabres' crest once again after starting the season with the club, then being snatched off waivers by the Predators. Who in turn lost Grant to the Sabres on waiver only a few days ago. Through 41 games this season Grant has posted four points with 24 PIMs and hits plus 25 blocks.
Feb 9 - 1:03 PM

Derek Grant has been assigned to Rochester of the AHL.

It was thought that Grant would get another crack at being Buffalo's fourth-line center, but it seems like Nicolas Deslauriers, who has played there for the past two games, will remain in that spot for now.
Feb 6 - 2:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Adam Henrique
4Antoine Vermette
5Derek Grant
6Chris Wagner
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Joseph Blandisi
4Andrew Cogliano
5Dennis Rasmussen
6Mike Liambas
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Logan Shaw
4Patrick Eaves
5Ondrej Kase
6Kevin Roy
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Josh Manson
5Kevin Bieksa
6Brandon Montour
7Korbinian Holzer
8Andrew Welinski
G1John Gibson
2Ryan Miller