Derek Grant
Derek Grant
28-Year-Old CenterC
Pittsburgh Penguins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Penguins in July of 2018.
Posts multiple points
CPittsburgh Penguins
November 27, 2018
Grant scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 victory against the Jets on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
The Penguins received some much needed depth scoring in this one. Pittsburgh's fourth line scored twice, and Grant was involved in both plays, including scoring the game-tying goal in the third period. Grant has three points in the last two games, but those are his only points in 11 contests this season. He had 12 goals and 24 points in 66 games with the Ducks in 2017-18, but owners should probably wait to see him sustain this production for a few more games before completely trusting him.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    9:05
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:07
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:17
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
8:41
1:03
0:14
2016–17
9:55
0:20
2:29
2017–18
11:06
0:37
0:49
2018–19
9:05
0:07
1:17
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Healthy to face Jets
CPittsburgh Penguins
November 27, 2018
Grant is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Winnipeg, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Out again Saturday
CPittsburgh Penguins
Undisclosed
November 24, 2018
Grant (undisclosed) didn't take warmups for Saturday's home game against the Blue Jackets, so it appears he'll sit out for the second consecutive day, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Not playing Friday
CPittsburgh Penguins
Undisclosed
November 23, 2018
Grant (undisclosed) is absent from warmups and won't play Friday's game versus the Bruins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Game-time call Friday
CPittsburgh Penguins
Undisclosed
November 23, 2018
Grant will be a game-time decision for Friday's clash with Boston due to an undisclosed injury, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
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Appears on scoresheet
CPittsburgh Penguins
November 21, 2018
Grant tallied an assist against Dallas on Wednesday, his first point of the season.
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