Kevin Gravel (born March 6, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fifth-round (148th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
March 6, 1992|
Kingsford, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
148th overall, 2010|
Los Angeles Kings
Gravel played collegiate hockey for St. Cloud State University in the NCAA Men's Division I National Collegiate Hockey Conference. After his senior year, Gravel continued his 2013–14 season by signing an amateur try-out contract with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.
On August 4, 2014, Gravel continued within the Los Angeles Kings organization, agreeing to a one-year AHL contract with the Monarchs, the Kings' affiliate. In his first full professional season in 2014–15, Gravel established a position on the blueline with the Monarchs, contributing to the club's first Calder Cup Championship in their last season in the AHL.
On July 2, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings signed Gravel to a two-year entry-level contract. To begin the 2015–16 season, Gravel was reassigned to new AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign. After 42 games with the Reign, Gravel received his first NHL recall to the Kings on February 11, 2016. Gravel recorded his first NHL goal on February 23, 2017 in a game against the Boston Bruins.
On July 1, 2018, Gravel signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2009–10||Sioux City Musketeers||USHL||53||3||3||6||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Cloud State University||WCHA||36||1||5||6||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Cloud State University||WCHA||37||1||7||8||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. Cloud State University||WCHA||42||1||11||12||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||St. Cloud State University||NCHC||38||10||13||23||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||5||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||49||1||6||7||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||16||0||3||3||2||1||0||0||0||0|
Awards and honorsEdit
|WCHA All-Academic Team||2011–12, 2012–13|
- "Monarchs sign O'Brien, Gravel, Arseneau". Manchester Monarchs. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
- "Defenseman Kevin Gravel signed to two-year entry-level deal". Los Angeles Kings. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
- @LAKings (February 11, 2016). "#LAKings recall D Kevin Gravel, G Peter Budaj (Emergency) from @TheAHL's @ontarioreign" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Lee, Forrest (February 24, 2017). "Anton Khudobin boosts Bruins past Kings". NHL.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
- "Oilers sign Kevin Gravel". Edmonton Oilers. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
- "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.