Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mikhail Grabovski
Mikhail Grabovski was born January 31, 1984 in Potsdam, Germany. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, 150th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Grabovski is a graduate of the Russian Super League.

A smooth skating forward with great speed, Grabovski honed his skills in the Russian Super League a pair of seasons with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk before joining Moscow Dynamo in 2005. After the Montreal Canadiens signed him to a two-year contract, Grabovski made his North American debut with the Habs' AHL affiliate in Hamilton. Midway through his season in Hamilton, Grabovski appeared in three NHL games with the Canadiens before being sent back to the club's AHL affiliate.

The Potsdam, Germany native went on to skate in 24 games during the 2007-08 season with a very competitive Canadiens squad. Grabovski scored 9 points and on many nights was the Canadiens fastest skater, however the Canadiens were a club with an abundance of centremen. As a result, the Canadiens opted to trade Grabovski to the to the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 3, 2008 in exchange for the draft rights to Greg Pateryn and a 2010 2nd round pick.

Grabovski found a home in Toronto, appearing in 78 games and recording 48 points for the Maple Leafs in 2008-09. He would continue to produce offensively the following season. Though limited to just 59 games for the Maple Leads, he would tally 10 goals and 25 assists for 35 points.

2010-11 would be Grabovski's offensive best. He would set career-highs in goals, assists and points, with 29, 29 and 58 respectively. The following season would be much the same for Grabovski. Centering Toronto's second line in between wingers Clarke MacArthur and Nikolai Kulemin, Grabovski would once again surpass the 50 point mark.

With the NHL locked out to start the 2012-13 season, Grabovski would begin the year in the KHL for CSKA Moscow. In 29 games for the club he would record 12 goals and 12 assists. When play resumed at the NHL level, Grabovski returned to the Maple Leafs, but found himself used in more of a checking role. As a result, his offensive totals dipped to just nine goals and seven assists in the 48 games season.

In the summer of 2013 Grabovski's time in Toronto would come to an end. His contract was bought out by the Maple Leafs, making him an unrestricted free agent. On August 23, Grabovski signed a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals. He would make an immediate impact with his new club, scoring a hat trick in his first regular season game on October 1, 2013 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

At the end of his contract with the Capitals, Grabovski left to join his third team in three years when he signed a four year contract with the New York Islanders on July 2, 2014.

On the international stage, Grabovski represented his homeland in the 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 HC Minsk Belarus 26 10 7 17 16
2001-02 Belarus WJC-A 6 0 1 1 2 -2
2001-02 Belarus WJ18-A 8 2 1 3 2 -2
2002-03 HC Minsk Belarus
2003-04 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Russia 45 6 11 17 26 5 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Belarus WJC-B 5 4 6 10 0 +2
2003-04 Belarus WC-B 5 2 1 3 8
2004-05 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Russia 60 16 20 36 32 3 2 0 2 2
2004-05 Belarus Oly-Q 3 4 3 7 10 +2
2004-05 Yunost-Minsk BelOpen 5 2 4 6 6
2004-05 Belarus WC-A 6 4 1 5 2 -1
2005-06 Dynamo Moscow Russia 48 10 17 27 28 4 0 0 0 4
2005-06 Yunost-Minsk BelOpen 8 6 8 14 10
2005-06 Belarus WC-A 7 5 4 9 2 +2
2006-07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2
2006-07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 66 17 37 54 34 +7 20 4 7 11 21
2007-08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 3 6 9 8 -4
2007-08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 12 8 12 20 6 +2
2007-08 Belarus WC-A 5 0 3 3 0 +4
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 78 20 28 48 92 -8
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 10 25 35 10 +3
2009-10 Belarus WC-A 6 0 3 3 6 -2
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 29 29 58 60 +14
2010-11 Belarus WC-A 6 2 2 4 2 0
2011-12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 23 28 51 51 0
2011-12 Belarus WC-A 7 1 3 4 4 -2
2012-13 CSKA Moscow KHL 29 12 12 24 10 +8
2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 9 7 16 24 -10 7 0 2 2 2
2013-14 Washington Capitals NHL 58 13 22 35 26 +6
2013-14 Belarus WC-A 8 4 4 8 0 +4
2014-15 New York Islanders NHL 51 9 10 19 8 +3 3 0 0 0 0
2015-16 New York Islanders NHL 58 9 16 25 33 +3
2016-17
NHL Totals 534 125 171 296 312 10 0 2 2 2


Traded to Toronto by Montreal for Greg Pateryn and Toronto's 2nd round pick (later traded to Chicago, later traded back to Toronto, later traded to Boston - Boston selected Jared Knight) in 2010 NHL Draft, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), September 25, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 22, 2013. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2014. Missed remainder of 2015-1`6 and all of 2016-17 due to upper-body injury vs. Arizona, November 16, 2016. Traded to Vegas by NY Islanders with Jake Bischoff, NY Islanders' 1st round pick (Erik Brannstrom) in 2017 NHL Draft and NY Islanders' 2nd round pick in 2019 NHL Draft for Expansion Draft considerations, June 21, 2017.
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