Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre
A native of Montreal, Quebec Grand-Pierre played with Lac St-Louis in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League before joining the QMJHL's Beauport Harfangs in 1993-94. He moved on to the Val-d'Or Foreurs the next season and was picked 179th overall by the St. Louis Blues at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He returned for two more years of junior and was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in March, 1996.

Grand-Pierre played 75 games for the AHL's Rochester Americans in 1997-98 then saw spot duty on the Sabres' blueline over the next two years. In June, 2000 he joined Columbus in a trade and averaged nearly 13 minutes for the second year club in 2000-01. Grand-Pierre played steady positional hockey and put his 6'3" frame to good use against the opposition.

A stay-at-home defenceman, Grand-Pierre was a durable defender in 2001-02, playing in 81 games. Injuries slowed down the Montreal native in 2002-03, seeing action with both Columbus and the team's AHL affiliate in Syracuse. After splitting the early portion of the 2003-04 season, the defenseman/right winger was dealt to the Atlanta Thrashers where he played 43 games with the club before being claimed off of waivers by the Washington Capitals at the trading deadline.

Following a short stint with the Capitals, Grand Pierre traveled overseas to compete with clubs in both Sweden and Germany. He returned to North America in 2007 after signing as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 1 0 0 0 2
1993-94 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 46 1 4 5 27 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 59 10 13 23 126
1995-96 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 67 13 21 34 209 13 1 4 5 47
1996-97 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 58 9 24 33 196 13 5 8 13 46
1997-98 Rochester Americans AHL 75 4 6 10 211 4 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 16 0 1 1 17 0
1998-99 Rochester Americans AHL 55 5 4 9 90
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 0 0 0 15 -1 4 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Rochester Americans AHL 62 5 8 13 124 +5 17 0 1 1 40
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 64 1 4 5 73 -6
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 2 6 8 90 -28
2002-03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 41 1 0 1 64 -6
2002-03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 1 0 1 6 -4
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 16 0 0 0 12 -3
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 2 2 4 26 -7
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 13 1 0 1 14 -2
2004-05 IF Troja-Ljungby Sweden-2 21 2 3 5 69
2005-06 Fuchse Duisburg Germany 45 10 9 19 176 5 2 2 4 8
2006-07 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 44 9 14 23 63 9 1 1 2 10
2007-08 Lowell Devils AHL 63 3 5 8 82 -18
2008-09 Fuchse Duisburg Germany 47 5 8 13 135
2009-10 Leksands IF Sweden-2 37 6 2 8 146 -3 10 0 3 3 6
2010-11 Leksands IF Sweden-2 19 2 3 5 55 -3
2010-11 TPS Turku Finland 16 0 1 1 61 -11
2011-12 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden-2 44 2 5 7 91 +1 6 1 1 2 2
NHL Totals 269 7 13 20 311 4 0 0 0 4


Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis with Ottawa's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Cory Sarich) in 1996 Entry Draft and St. Louis' 3rd round choice (Maxim Afinogenov) in 1997 Entry Draft for Yuri Khmylev and Buffalo's 8th round choice (Andrei Podkonicky) in 1996 Entry Draft, March 20, 1996. Traded to Columbus by Buffalo with Matt Davidson, San Jose's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Columbus selected Tyler Kolarik) in 2000 Entry Draft and Buffalo's 5th round choice (later traded to Calgary - later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Andreas Jamtin) in 2001 Entry Draft to complete Expansion Draft agreement which had Columbus select Geoff Sanderson and Dwayne Roloson from Buffalo, June 23, 2000. Traded to Atlanta by Columbus for future considerations, December 31, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Atlanta, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Troja-Ljungby (Sweden-2), December 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Duisburg (Germany), September 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Dusseldorf (Germany), July 28, 2006. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 24, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Leksands (Sweden), July 20, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Duisberg (Germany), October 28, 2012.