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Michael Grabner

Michael Grabner  #40

New York Islanders  Right Wing
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: October 5, 1987  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Villach, Austria
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: VAN / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (14th overall)
- Matched his single-game career high with three points (2g/1a) in the season opener on Oct. 4 at New Jersey
- Recorded his first-career three-assist game (0g/3a) on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix
- Received a two-game suspension on Oct. 21 for contact to the head on Nathan Gerbe on Oct. 19
- Had a two-goal game, including a shorthanded marker, on Dec. 20 at NY Rangers
- Missed a game due to illness on Dec. 29 at Minnesota
- Scored the OT winner on Jan. 10 at Colorado
- Represented Austria at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Tied for the tournament lead in goals (5), and tied for sixth in pionts (6) in four games
- Suffered a concussion on Mar. 10 at Vancouver and missed nine games
- Returned to action Apr. 5 vs. Washington, but suffered an upper-body injury and missed the final five games of the season
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.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh