Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Stu Grimson
Since turning pro in the late 80s, left-winger Stu Grimson has been a feared enforcer and a competent defensive player.

Born in Kamloops, BC, Grimson was originally drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 1983 before re-entering the draft in 1985 and being selected by the Calgary Flames 143rd overall. After he scored 24 goals and racked up 248 penalty minutes for the WHL's Regina Pats in 1984-85, Grimson spent two years at the University of Manitoba. "The Grim Reaper" began his pro career with the IHL's Salt Lake City Golden Eagles, while playing a handful of games in Calgary but the Flames were deep at forward and placed him on waivers.

Grimson was claimed by the Chicago Blackhawks and went on to play three years for the team. In 1992 he dressed for 14 playoff games while providing grit on the club when it reached the finals for the first time in 19 years. In June, 1993, Grimson was selected by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the Expansion Draft. He provided leadership for nearly two years before joining the powerful Detroit Red Wings to add depth to their roster.

The Hartford Whalers picked up Grimson on waivers early in the 1996-97 and he remained with the franchise when it relocated to Carolina the next season. After two years back in Anaheim, Grimson helped the Los Angeles Kings make the playoffs in 2000-01 and upset the Detroit Red Wings in the first round.

Following a one year stint with the Kings, Grimson joined the Nashville Predators who were looking for a physical presence up front. However, since his arrival with the Preds' Grimson has been plagued with injuries and has played only 30 games over the past two seasons.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Kamloops Kolts Minor-BC
1982-83 Regina Pats WHL 48 0 1 1 105 5 0 0 0 14
1983-84 Regina Pats WHL 63 8 8 16 131 21 0 1 1 29
1984-85 Regina Pats WHL 71 24 32 56 248 8 1 2 3 14
1985-86 University of Manitoba CWUAA 12 7 4 11 113 8 1 1 2 24
1986-87 University of Manitoba CWUAA 29 8 8 16 67 14 4 2 6 28
1987-88 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 38 9 5 14 268
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 5 0
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 72 9 18 27 397 14 2 3 5 86
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 17 -1
1989-90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 62 8 8 16 319 4 0 0 0 8
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 0 1 1 183 -3 5 0 0 0 46
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 2 2 4 234 -2 14 0 1 1 10
1991-92 Indianapolis Ice IHL 5 1 1 2 17
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 1 1 2 193 +2 2 0 0 0 4
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 77 1 5 6 199 -6
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 31 0 1 1 110 -7
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 0 0 0 37 -4 11 1 0 1 26
1995-96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 56 0 1 1 128 -10 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 2 2 4 218 -7
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 3 4 7 204 0
1998-99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 73 3 0 3 158 0 3 0 0 0 30
1999-00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 50 1 2 3 116 0
2000-01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 3 2 5 235 -2 5 0 0 0 4
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 30 1 1 2 76 0
NHL Totals 729 17 22 39 2113 42 1 1 2 120


Claimed on waivers by Chicago from Calgary, October 1, 1990. Claimed by Anaheim from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Detroit by Anaheim with Mark Ferner and Anaheim's 6th round choice (Magnus Nilsson) in 1996 Entry Draft for Mike Sillinger and Jason York, April 4, 1995. Claimed on waivers by Hartford from Detroit, October 13, 1996. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Anaheim by Carolina with Kevin Haller for Dave Karpa and Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Blake Robson) in 2000 Entry Draft, August 11, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 6, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 2, 2001.
Missed majority of 2001-02 season and entire 2002-03 due to concussion vs. Anaheim, December 2, 2001.
Officially announced retirement, June 1, 2002.