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Michael Grabner

Michael Grabner  #40

Toronto Maple Leafs  Right Wing
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: October 5, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Villach, Austria
WEIGHT: 187 DRAFTED: VAN / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (14th overall)
2015-16: Skated in four preseason games collecting three assists. Made his Maple Leaf debut Oct. 10 vs. Ottawa. Registered first point as a Maple Leaf (assist) Oct. 16 at Columbus. Played season-high 18:27 on Nov. 7 at WSH. Ranks first among Maple Leaf forwards and fourth among all NHL forwards in SH TOI/game (2:56). 2014-15: Played in 34 regular season games for the New York Islanders, registering 13 points (eight goals, five assists) and four penalty minutes. Also appeared in two playoff games with the Islanders. Season Stats: Home: 10 GP, 0-0-0 Road: 11 GP, 0-2-2 Career as a Maple Leaf: 21 GP, 0-2-2 Career Highs (single game) Goals - 3 (2X - 02/13/11 at BUF) Assists - 3 (10/08/13 vs. ARI) Points - 3 (7X - 10/08/13 vs. ARI) Career Notables 2005-06: Selected to participate in CHL Top Prospects Game 2010-11: Named to NHL All-Rookie Team 2011-12: Won a Silver Medal (D1A) with Austria at the World Championships 2013-14: Played for Austria at the Olympics and led the tournament in goals (5)
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. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to sports hernia surgery, October 9, 2014 and as a healthy reserve.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016