• In his first season with the Quebec Remparts, he led all Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies with 45 goals and 85 points (40-45--85) and finished third in the league with eight game-winning goals.
• Grigorenko represented Russia at the 2012 World Junior Championships, recording five points (2-3--5) in six games, helping Russia capture a silver medal. As a member of Team Russia at the 2011 World Under-18 Championships, he led his team to a bronze medal, leading the tournament with 14 assists (4-14--18) in seven games. He also represented Russia at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he scored ten points (6-4--10) in six games and was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
• In 2010-11, Grigorenko collected 35 points (17-18--35) in 43 games while playing for CSKA-2 where he competed against players as old as 22. He was selected second overall in the 2011 CHL Import Draft -- the Remparts traded up twice to secure him.
• Grigorenko first began playing hockey at age five and in the beginning he didn’t enjoy it because “he wasn’t very good”. His brother, Yuri, also played hockey, competing in Russia and Belarus from 2001 to 2006.
NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins NHL player: Ilya Kovalchuk Shootout move: “Fake shot, backhand, and shoot” Video game: FIFA ‘12 Movie: The Notebook TV show: Californication Actress: Rachel McAdams Website: NHL.com Restaurant: McDonalds Sport (other than hockey): Soccer Breakfast food: “Flakes” Superhero: Batman
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday