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Michael Grabner
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Michael Grabner  #40

New York Islanders  Right Wing
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: October 5, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Villach, Austria
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: VAN / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (14th overall)
Scored 13 points (8g/5a) in 34 games during an injury-shortened fifth season with the Islanders...Had two multi-point games...Missed a total of 39 games due to injury...Suffered a lower-body injury during training camp on Sept. 26 and missed the first 25 games of the season, making his debut on Dec. 4 at Ottawa...Suffered a lower-body injury on Dec. 13 vs. Chicago and missed nine games...Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 5 at Philadelphia...Suffered an upper-body injury on Feb. 7 in Boston and missed five games.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2011) Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Steve Bernier and Vancouver's 1st round choice (Quinton Howden) in 2010 Entry Draft for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich, June 25, 2010. Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Florida, October 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Villach (Austria), October 4, 2012.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL