Derek Grant

Derek Grant

31-Year-Old CenterC
Anaheim Ducks
Out
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 1/27/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A reliable fourth-liner, Grant put up 15 points, 66 shots on goal and 65 hits through 46 outings with Anaheim last season. The 31-year-old is a fan favorite for the Ducks, as he's versatile enough to fill in anywhere in the lineup, but his scoring output keeps him firmly in the bottom six. The Canadian forward should see a similar role this year -- recent performance suggests he could top 20 points while providing a modest physical element, but he's unlikely to truly excel in any one fantasy category. As such, Grant can probably be ignored in season-long formats, although he could earn some attention in daily fantasy if and when he gets on a scoring streak. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $4.5 million contract with the Ducks in October of 2020.
Out Wednesday
CAnaheim Ducks
Lower Body
January 26, 2022
Grant will miss Wednesday's game in Toronto due to a lower-body injury, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
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Vinni Lettieri will take his lineup spot. It's unclear when Grant suffered the injury or how severe it is, so he should be considered day-to-day leading up to Thursday's contest in Montreal. The 31-year-old third-liner has managed 11 points in 38 games this season.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:05
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:19
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:25
 
Ice Time
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13:52
0:39
2:34
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14:16
1:23
1:07
2020–21
14:34
0:13
2:41
2021–22
14:05
0:19
2:25
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Grant racked up career highs in goals (15) and points (25) in 56 games split between the Ducks and the Flyers last year. Shooting at a nearly 16 percent clip certainly helped his cause -- it's unlikely the career fourth-liner will replicate that efficiency in 2020-21. Grant's still a useful player in a limited role, but fantasy managers should limit their expectations to a 20-point pace and only modest hit and PIM totals this season. He will, however, be worth a look in deep formats that reward shorthanded points, as he racked up five of those last year. Grant also has performed at his best in Anaheim, and he's now under contract with the Ducks for three years after having spent the post-trade-deadline period with the Flyers.
Grant began the 2018-19 campaign with the Penguins, producing five points in 25 games in a fourth-line role before returning to the Ducks via trade. He finished the year with another nine points in 31 outings, giving him a total of 14 points over 56 contests, a step back from his 24-point effort from the year before. The 29-year-old forward will play on a one-year contract this season, and he'll have to battle with a slew of young forward prospects for ice time. Grant will be hard pressed to post more than 20 points in 2019-20, so he can safely be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Picked up by Pittsburgh in free agency, Grant will suit up for his sixth club in the last six seasons. The 28-year-old had a late breakout season, scoring 12 goals and adding 12 helpers in 66 games for the Ducks in 2017-18, but his services weren't retained. The Penguins appear set up the middle too, so Grant will need to either shift to wing or accept a place with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Grant garnered a one-year contract with the Ducks this offseason. The deal is of the one-way variety, which means he's unlikely to be a frequent shuffler between the NHL and AHL -- unlike what's happened in the past. Last season, the B.C. native spent time with the Predators, Sabres, and Buffalo's minor-league affiliate Rochester, but barely fell in the 20-point range between that trio of organizations. He can safely be ignored in the fantasy realm until he proves that he can hold down an NHL job for a sustained period of time.
The 26-year-old Grant was brilliant for AHL Stockton this past season, scoring 27 goals and 45 points in 36 games. His strong performance earned him a 15-game call-up with the Flames, but he managed just one assist and a minus-7 rating. Still, it was enough for the Sabres to sign him to a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000. With the Sabres ushering rookies nearly every single year, Grant will have to win a roster spot in camp, but it’s more likely that he spends the majority of the season with AHL Rochester. In case of injuries, Grant will also likely be one of the team’s first call-up options, possessing size and playing experience that would allow him to step in with ease.
Grant spent the majority of 2013-14 with AHL Binghamton, where he racked up 12 goals and 10 assists in 46 games. He did get an extended look at the NHL level, but only posted two assists in 20 appearances with the Sens. He'll likely see a decent amount of action at the NHL level again this season, but he projects as a depth forward at best.
The 23-year-old played his first five NHL games last year yet failed to crack the scoresheet. Unless he lights up the AHL, Grant carries little to no value in fantasy leagues.
Grant continued his professional development in 2011-12 playing in 60 games with Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton, recording eight goals and 15 assists. He's a raw prospect, but has some nice potential standing at 6-3 and 190 pounds. Look for him to once again spend a full season in the AHL in 2012-13 with a possible chance at seeing some NHL games the following season.
The 21-year-old Grant, who left Michigan State after two years, got his first taste of pro hockey in 2011, playing in 14 regular season games for Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton, notching a goal and five assists. He also played in seven playoff games, recording a goal and an assist. The 6'3", 190-pound center will spend his first full season at the pro level this year where he'll continue to refine his game. He's a smart, playmaking center with nice size, but will need to add some more muscle to his frame before challenging for a spot in Ottawa's lineup. Grant is likely two years away from being considered for the big club.
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Stay hot with power-play goal
CAnaheim Ducks
January 24, 2022
Grant scored a power-play goal on three shots in Monday's 5-3 win over the Bruins.
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Scores twice in win
CAnaheim Ducks
January 21, 2022
Grant scored a pair of goals on five shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Lightning.
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Deposits goal in return
CAnaheim Ducks
January 14, 2022
Grant scored a goal in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Wild.
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Exits COVID-19 protocols
CAnaheim Ducks
January 11, 2022
Grant departed the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
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Enters COVID-19 protocols
CAnaheim Ducks
Covid-19
January 3, 2022
Grant was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Monday.
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