Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre

Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre (born February 2, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman and current studio analyst for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Bally Sports Ohio.[1]

Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre
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Born (1977-02-02) February 2, 1977 (age 44)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
Atlanta Thrashers
Washington Capitals
DEL
Füchse Duisburg
DEG Metro Stars
Swe-1
Troja/Ljungby
Leksands IF
Malmö Redhawks
Karlskrona HK
GET
Stjernen
Oberliga
Füchse Duisburg
NHL Draft 179th overall, 1995
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1997–2013

He was drafted in the seventh round, 179th overall, by the St. Louis Blues in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He once won the Speed Skating competition of the AHL All-Star Game, beating Martin St. Louis among others.[2]

CareerEdit

After playing four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Grand-Pierre made his professional debut in the American Hockey League with the Rochester Americans during the 1997–98 season, recording ten points and 211 penalty minutes in 75 games. During the 1998–99 season, he made his NHL debut with the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in 16 games.

After once again spending part of the season with the Sabres in 1999–2000, Grand-Pierre was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft. Grand-Pierre spent three full seasons with Columbus before splitting the 2003–04 season between the Blue Jackets, Atlanta Thrashers, and Washington Capitals. In his NHL career, Grand-Pierre appeared in 269 games, scoring seven goals and 13 assists.

Grand-Pierre spent the 2005–06 season with the Füchse Duisburg of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga before joining the DEG Metro Stars for the 2006–07 season. He then signed with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League for the 2007–08 season, spending the entire season with the Devils' AHL affiliate, the Lowell Devils. In 2008, he returned to Duisburg. On July 20, 2009, it was announced that he had signed a one-year deal with Leksands IF of the Swedish second tier league HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe-1). He was loaned out to Stjernen of the Norwegian GET-ligaen for 10 matches in the fall of 2009.[3]

Grand-Pierre was rented by the Finnish SM-liiga team TPS prior to the 2010–11 season, for taxation reasons. He played for the team until October 15, 2010.[4]

Grand-Pierre was released from the Leksands IF organization on September 1, 2011.[5] Subsequently, he signed a one-year contract with the Swe-1 team Malmö Redhawks on October 4, 2011.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Grand-Pierre, of Haitian descent,[7] is a cousin of Georges Laraque and QMJHL-player Jules-Edy Laraque.[8] He is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio, and currently works for HER Real Living and The Raines Group.[9]

Grand-Pierre joined Top Shelf Hockey Club (TSHC) as a goalie in 2017. He led Top Shelf to a championship in the winter of 2017.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Laval Régents QMAAA 1 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 46 1 4 5 27
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
1998–99 Rochester Americans AHL 55 5 4 9 90
1999–2000 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 0 0 0 15 4 0 0 0 4
1999–2000 Rochester Americans AHL 62 5 8 13 124 17 0 1 1 40
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 64 1 4 5 73
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 2 6 8 90
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 41 1 0 1 64
2002–03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 1 0 1 6
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 16 0 0 0 12
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 2 2 4 26
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 13 1 0 1 14
2003–04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 1 1 8
2004–05 IF Troja/Ljungby SWE.2 11 1 1 2 45 10 1 2 3 24
2005–06 Füchse Duisburg DEL 45 10 9 19 176
2006–07 DEG Metro Stars DEL 44 9 14 23 63 9 1 1 2 10
2007–08 Lowell Devils AHL 63 3 5 8 82
2008–09 Füchse Duisburg DEL 47 5 8 13 135 9 1 1 2 10
2009–10 Stjernen NOR 7 0 0 0 10
2009–10 Leksands IF SWE.2 37 6 2 8 146 10 0 3 3 6
2010–11 TPS SM-l 16 0 1 1 61
2010–11 Leksands IF SWE.2 19 2 3 5 55
2011–12 Malmö Redhawks SWE.2 44 2 5 7 91 6 1 1 2 6
2012–13 Füchse Duisburg DEU.3 7 3 3 6 12
2012–13 Karlskrona HK SWE.2 11 1 0 1 14 9 0 0 0 12
AHL totals 261 18 24 42 521 21 0 1 1 42
NHL totals 269 7 13 20 311 4 0 0 0 4
DEL totals 136 24 31 55 374 9 1 1 2 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Former Blue Jacket Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre named Studio Analyst for club’s televised games on FOX Sports Ohio
  2. ^ AHL All-Star Notes
  3. ^ (in Norwegian) Back med 269 NHL-kamper klar for Stjernen
  4. ^ (in Finnish) Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre vuokralle TPS:ään
  5. ^ Emil Nilsén (2011-09-01). "LIF bryter med Grand-Pierre" (in Swedish). Leksands IF. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  6. ^ Marcus Larsson (2011-10-04). "Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre är klar för Malmö Redhawks" (in Swedish). Malmö Redhawks. Retrieved 2011-10-04.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Walsh, Melissa. "Black Biography: Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre hockey player". Powerplay Communications. Gale Group. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  8. ^ "JEAN-LUC GRAND-PIERRE". Elite Hockey Prospects. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Meet the Raines Group Central Ohio Real Estate Agents".

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