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Gilles Gratton

Gilles Gratton  #33

Goalie
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: July 28, 1952
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Lasalle, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 160 DRAFTED: BUF / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 5th   (69th overall)
Brother of Norm OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Ottawa (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for cash, September, 1972. Transferred to Toronto (WHA) after Ottawa (WHA) franchise relocated, May, 1973. Rights traded to St. Louis by Buffalo for cash, July 3, 1975. Placed on "voluntary retired" list after walking out on the team following game vs. NY Islanders, November 28, 1975. St. Louis refused to place Gratton on waivers, blocking his attempt to sign with Toronto (WHA). Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers after securing release from St. Louis, March 24, 1976.
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For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday