Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has claimed forward Derek Grant on waivers from Buffalo.
Grant, 26 (4/20/90), has appeared in 35 games for the Sabres this season and earned three assists. He has played in 75 career NHL games over parts of four seasons with Ottawa, Calgary and Buffalo, and posted six assists. The Abbotsford, B.C., native was an AHL All-Star during the 2015-16 season with the Stockton Heat, leading the team with 27 goals and adding 18 assists in 36 games.
A fourth-round pick (119th overall) by the Senators in 2008, Grant has skated in 292 regular-season AHL games with Stockton and Binghamton, recording 88 goals and 74 assists for 162 points. After a two-season career at Michigan State University from 2009-11, he joined Binghamton for the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs, posting one goal and two assists in 14 postseason games as the Baby Sens won the AHL title.
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