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Grant Ledyard

Grant Ledyard  #30

Defenseman
NUMBER: 30 BIRTHDATE: November 19, 1961
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 195
Shoots: Left
Bob Gassoff Trophy (Most Improved Defenseman CHL) (1984) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 7, 1982. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Roland Melanson for Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Mike Sullivan) in 1987 Entry Draft and Brian MacLellan, December 9, 1985. Traded to Washington by Los Angeles for Craig Laughlin, February 9, 1988. Traded to Buffalo by Washington with Clint Malarchuk and Washington's 6th round choice (Brian Holzinger) in 1991 Entry Draft for Calle Johansson and Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Byron Dafoe) in 1989 Entry Draft, March 7, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 12, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 17, 1997. Traded to Boston by Vancouver for Boston's 8th round choice (Curtis Valentine) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 3, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, November 16, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, January 31, 2001. Traded to Dallas by Tampa Bay for Dallas' 7th round choice (Jeremy Van Hoof) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 13, 2001. Officially announced his retirement October 20, 2002.
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It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract