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Chris Gratton

Chris Gratton  #77

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NUMBER: 77 BIRTHDATE: July 5, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Brantford, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 226 DRAFTED: TBL / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
OHL All-Rookie Team (1992) OHL Rookie of the Year (1992) Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 14, 1997. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Mike Sillinger for Mikael Renberg and Daymond Langkow, December 12, 1998. Traded to Buffalo by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Derek Roy) in 2001 Entry Draft for Cory Sarich, Wayne Primeau, Brian Holzinger and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Alexander Kharitonov) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Traded to Phoenix by Buffalo with Buffalo's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Liam Reddox) in 2004 Entry Draft for Daniel Briere and Phoenix's 3rd round choice (Andrej Sekera) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 10, 2003. Traded to Colorado by Phoenix with Ossi Vaananen and Phoenix's 2nd round choice (Paul Stastny) in 2005 Entry Draft for Derek Morris and Keith Ballard, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 12, 2005. Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida for Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Jacob Markstrom) in 2008 Entry Draft, June 13, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Columbus from Tampa Bay, February 21, 2009.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie