San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed Group III unrestricted free agent Mike Grier. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed
Grier spent the 2005-06 season with the Buffalo Sabres registering 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists) in 81 games, including a career-high four game-winning goals. In addition, he posted eight points (three goals, five assists) in 18 Stanley Cup Playoff games, helping Buffalo reach game seven of the Easter Conference Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The six-foot-one, 227-pound right wing has spent nine seasons in the NHL with Edmonton, Washington and Buffalo appearing in 693 career regular season games and posting 267 career points (112 goals, 155 assists). He has appeared in 58 career postseason contests, accumulating 10 goals and 10 assists.
Prior to his NHL career, Grier spent three seasons at Boston University. He posted 120 points (59-61=120) in 114 collegiate games.
The six-foot-one, 227-pound native of Detroit, Michigan was selected in the ninth round (219th overall) in 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues.