Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Benoit Gratton
The Montreal, QC native starred in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League with Laval before joining the QMJHL's Laval Titan in 1993-94. Chosen 105th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Gratton went on to play parts of three seasons with the Titan before being acquired by the Granby Predateurs during the 1995-96 season.

An offensively gifted forward, Gratton was instrumental in leading Granby to the 1996 Memorial Cup title. Comming off his Memorial Cup win, Gratton made his professional debut with Washington's AHL affiliate in Portland in 1996-97. Over the course of the next two seasons, Gratton continued to hone his skills in Portland, while seeing limited action with Washington.

After three seasons with the Capitals organization, Gratton was traded to the Calgary Flames in the summer of 1999. Upon his arrival with the Flames, Gratton went on to spend the majority of the season with the club's AHL affiliate in Saint John, and the better part of the following season as well before claimed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens in the spring of 2001.

Since his arrival with the Canadiens organization, the former QMJHL junior has continued to share his time between the NHL and the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Laval-Laurentides QAAA 40 19 38 57 74 13 1 9 10 27
1993-94 Laval Titan QMJHL 51 9 14 23 70 20 2 1 3 19
1994-95 Laval Titan QMJHL 71 30 58 88 199 20 8 21 29 42
1995-96 Laval Titan QMJHL 39 21 39 60 130
1995-96 Granby Predateurs QMJHL 27 12 46 58 97 21 13 26 39 68
1995-96 Granby Predateurs M-Cup 4 1 5 6 12
1996-97 Portland Pirates AHL 76 6 40 46 140 5 2 1 3 14
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 6 0 1 1 6 +1
1997-98 Portland Pirates AHL 58 19 31 50 137 +11 8 4 2 6 24
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 16 4 3 7 16 -1
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 64 18 42 60 135 -1
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 10 0 2 2 10 +1
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 65 17 49 66 137 -6 3 0 1 1 4
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 14 1 3 4 14 0
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 53 10 36 46 153 +23
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 1 0 1 8 -1
2001-02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 35 10 19 29 70 -5 3 2 3 5 10
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 43 21 39 60 78 +22 22 2 15 17 73
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 1 1 4 0
2003-04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 50 18 33 51 119 +9 10 1 2 3 67
2004-05 HC Lugano Swiss 32 6 12 18 81
2005-06 Hamburg Freezers Germany 47 13 35 48 214 6 3 2 5 18
2006-07 Hamburg Freezers Germany 39 8 24 32 139 4 4 2 6 14
2007-08 Hamburg Freezers Germany 54 10 22 32 97 8 3 2 5 14
2008-09 EV Vienna Capitals Austria 40 20 38 58 162 9 4 7 11 24
2009-10 EV Vienna Capitals Austria 49 18 41 59 140 12 4 14 18 68
2010-11 EV Vienna Capitals Austria 45 27 46 73 247 11 7 12 19 28
2011-12 EV Vienna Capitals Austria 42 20 33 53 127 7 1 7 8 22
NHL Totals 58 6 10 16 58


Traded to Calgary by Washington for Steve Shirreffs, August 18, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from Calgary, April 11, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), June 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), April 22, 2005.