Grant Stuart Ledyard (born November 19, 1961) is a former National Hockey League defenceman. Beginning his career in 1984 as an undrafted free agent, Ledyard spent 18 seasons in the NHL as a journeyman; he played at least one game with nine NHL teams over the course of his career.
November 19, 1961|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
New York Rangers|
Los Angeles Kings
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ledyard made his NHL debut in the 1984–85 season with the New York Rangers. A journeyman, he played with nine NHL teams during his career. He spent the most time with the Buffalo Sabres and the Dallas Stars, four full seasons each. He also played for the Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, and Tampa Bay Lightning. His last NHL season came with the Lightning in the 2001–02 season. In his NHL career, Ledyard appeared in 1,028 regular season games. He scored 90 goals and added 276 assists. In addition, he played in 83 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring 6 goals and tallying 12 assists.
Ledyard currently lives in the Buffalo area, and was recently awarded head coach position of the Buffalo Junior Sabres.
In 2016, Ledyard and 12 other ex-NHL players joined a class action lawsuit against the NHL for failing to protect its players against brain injuries.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1979–80||Fort Garry Blues||MJHL||49||13||24||37||90||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Fort Garry Blues||MJHL||63||25||45||70||150||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||New Haven Nighthawks||AHL||36||6||20||26||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||New York Rangers||NHL||42||8||12||20||53||3||0||2||2||4|
|1985–86||New York Rangers||NHL||27||2||9||11||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|1985–86||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||52||7||18||25||78||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||67||14||23||37||93||5||0||0||0||10|
|1987–88||New Haven Nighthawks||AHL||3||2||1||3||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||23||1||7||8||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||14||2||2||4||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||53||1||3||4||12||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievementsEdit
- MJHL First Team All-Star (1982)
- MJHL Top Defenceman (1982)
- MJHL Most Valuable Player (1982)
- Turnbull Cup MJHL Championship (1982)
- 1983-84 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers team coached by Tom Webster
- Played in the World Championships for Team Canada (1985 and 1986)
- Inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2005
- "Honoured Member" of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- "Winnipeg Blues Hall of Fame calls on Ledyard" Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
- Drapack, Michael (February 3, 2016). "NHL concussions lawsuit: 12 more ex-players join". cbc.ca. Retrieved August 28, 2017.