Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Alex Grant to a Three Year Entry-Level Contract
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Alex Grant to a three year entry-level contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Grant will remain with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The Penguins fourth round draft pick (118th overall) in 2007 attended the Penguins’ prospect camp and earned an invitation to main training camp this past September. The 6-1, 190-pound right-shot defenseman has tallied 12 points (four goals, eight assists) along with 12 penalty minutes in 10 appearances this season for Saint John. He has also been named the TELUS defensive player of the week in the QMJHL for his play week ending Oct. 12th.
Grant, 19, played 70 games with the Sea Dogs last season, recording 48 points (15 goals, 33 assists) and 96 penalty minutes. He also scored 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 14 playoff games during the 2007-08 season.
The native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia has appeared in 195 career games with the Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL, posting 105 points (35 goals, 70 assists) along with 274 penalty minutes.