Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michael Grabner
Michael Grabner was born on October 5, 1987 in Villach, Austria. Following the move from his homeland of Austria to Canada, Grabner joined the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League and was selected 14th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.

Grabner made his professional debut for the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose in 2007 and as a rookie produced 44 points in 74 games. Grabner got his first taste of NHL action during the 2009-10 season, appearing in 20 games for the Canucks and producing an impressive 11 points.

At the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Grabner was traded to the Florida Panthers as part of a package that saw the Canucks acquire defenseman Keith Ballard.

Grabner's time in Florida would be short-lived however; he was waived by the club on October 3, 2010 and claimed by the New York Islanders.

In his first full season in the NHL, Grabner would lead all rookies in goal-scoring with 34 and his +13 rating was tied Islanders team best. For his efforts, Grabner received a nomination for the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie. The award eventually go to Carolina forward Jeff Skinner.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 EC VSV Villach Jr. Austria-Jr. 13 6 4 10 4
2003-04 EC VSV Villach Jr. Austria-Jr. 23 32 5 37 58
2003-04 EC VSV Villach Austria 18 2 1 3 0
2003-04 Austria WJ18-B 5 3 1 4 4 +3
2004-05 Spokane Chiefs WHL 58 13 11 24 18 -2
2004-05 Austria WJC-B 4 1 2 3 2 +2
2004-05 Austria WJ18-B 4 4 1 5 29 0
2005-06 Spokane Chiefs WHL 67 36 14 50 28 -2
2006-07 Spokane Chiefs WHL 55 39 16 55 34 +3 6 0 1 1 2
2006-07 Manitoba Moose AHL 2 1 1 2 0 +2 6 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Manitoba Moose AHL 74 22 22 44 8 +5 6 3 0 3 2
2008-09 Manitoba Moose AHL 66 30 18 48 20 +22 20 10 7 17 2
2008-09 Austria Oly-Q 3 5 0 5 0 +1
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 5 6 11 8 +2 9 1 0 1 0
2009-10 Manitoba Moose AHL 38 15 11 26 6 -2
2010-11 New York Islanders NHL 76 34 18 52 10 +13
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 78 20 12 32 12 -18
2012-13 EC VSV Villach Austria 17 10 9 19 2
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 45 16 5 21 12 +4 6 1 3 4 0
2013-14 New York Islanders NHL 64 12 14 26 12 -10
2013-14 Austria Olympics 4 5 1 6 0 -2
NHL Totals 283 87 55 142 54 15 2 3 5 0


NHL All-Rookie Team (2011) Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Steve Bernier and Vancouver's 1st round choice (Quinton Howden) in 2010 Entry Draft for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich, June 25, 2010. Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Florida, October 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Villach (Austria), October 4, 2012.