Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Gratton
Centre Dan Gratton played seven games for the LA Kings in 1987-88. He was top scorer in junior but ended up sending most of his pro career in the minors and Europe.

Born in Brantford, Ontario, Gratton played junior B with the Guelph Platers before joining the OHL's Oshawa Generals. He was claimed 10th overall by the Kings and helped Canada win gold at the 1985 World Junior Championships. Gratton closed out his junior career with the Ottawa 67s and Belleville Bulls before joining AHL's New Haven Nighthawks in 1986-87. Apart from his brief recall to LA, he was a regular in New Haven for three years.

After spending a year with the Canadian national team, Gratton signed as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars in August, 1990. His only action with the team came in the pre-season Friendship tour to the USSR. During his last five pro seasons Gratton competed with the Innsbruck club of Austria, HC Fassa in Italy and Britain's Slough Jets. He also suited up for the Brantford Smoke of the Colonial League and the AHL's Hamilton Canucks before retiring in 1996.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Brantford Hawks Minor-ON 5 4 4 8 2
1981-82 Guelph Midget Platers Minor-ON 40 14 26 40 70
1981-82 Guelph Platers ON-Jr.A 12 3 2 5 27
1982-83 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 15 28 43 55 17 6 10 16 11
1982-83 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 5 2 0 2 0
1983-84 Oshawa Generals OHL 65 40 34 74 55 7 2 5 7 15
1984-85 Oshawa Generals OHL 56 24 48 72 67 5 3 3 6 0
1984-85 Canada WJC-A 7 2 3 5 16
1985-86 Oshawa Generals OHL 10 3 5 8 15
1985-86 Ottawa 67's OHL 25 18 18 36 19
1985-86 Belleville Bulls OHL 20 12 14 26 11 24 20 9 29 16
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 49 6 10 16 45 2 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 1 0 1 5 +1
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 57 18 28 46 77
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 29 5 13 18 41
1988-89 Flint Spirits IHL 20 5 9 14 8
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 68 29 37 66 40
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars Fr-Tour 3 0 1 1 0
1990-91 Canada Nat-Tm 8 6 2 8 4
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 44 9 11 20 32 6 1 0 1 14
1991-92 SC Lyss Swiss-2 11 6 5 11 12
1991-92 Innsbrucker EV Austria 8 6 2 8 6 3 9 12 12
1991-92 Brantford Smoke ColHL 17 8 12 20 6
1992-93 AAB Aalborg Denmark 30 28 34 62 68
1992-93 Brantford Smoke ColHL 13 9 8 17 0 10 2 11 13 4
1993-94 HC Fassa Alpenliga 5 7 3 10 4
1993-94 HC Fassa Italy 20 16 14 30 18 2 2 0 2 14
1993-94 Hamilton Canucks AHL 2 0 0 0 12
1993-94 Brantford Smoke ColHL 12 9 10 19 16
1994-95 EV Zeltweg Austria-2 16 11 31 42
1994-95 Slough Jets BH-Cup 10 14 15 29 48
1994-95 Slough Jets Britain-2 39 84 87 171 142 6 12 11 23 8
1995-96 Slough Jets BH-Cup 8 14 13 27 18
1995-96 Slough Jets Britain 34 36 45 81 118 6 2 5 7 12
1996-97 Muskegon Fury ColHL 60 14 35 49 36 2 1 0 1 19
1997-98 Muskegon Fury UHL 4 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 7 1 0 1 5


Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 22, 1990.
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