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Kevin Grimes (born August 19, 1979 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player.

Kevin Grimes
Born (1979-08-19) August 19, 1979 (age 39)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Grand Rapids Griffins
NHL Draft 26th overall, 1997
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1999–2004

Playing careerEdit

Kevin Grimes played his junior hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL from 1996–1999, appearing in 175 games, recording 67 points (8G-59A). In 18 post-season games, Grimes had 6 points (2G-4A). He was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft in the first round, 26th overall. Despite being a first round selection, he would never play a game in the NHL.

Grimes played the 1999–2000 season with the Pee Dee Pride of the ECHL, recording 3 points (1G-2A) in 41 games, and he played 4 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the IHL, getting no points. In 2000–01, Grimes played 5 games with the Griffins, getting no points, and spent 52 games with the Mobile Mysticks of the ECHL, scoring 2 points (0G-2A). He played 8 playoff games with Mobile, earning an assist. Grimes returned to Mobile for the 2001–02 season, earning 9 points (2G-7A) in 64 games.

Grimes then moved over to the Jackson Bandits of the ECHL in 2002–03, playing in 20 games, and getting 6 points (1G-5A) before being traded to the Greensboro Generals, where he got 8 points (1G-7A) in 54 games, for a total of 14 points (2G-12A) in 74 games. He then played in 8 playoff games for Greensboro, scoring 2 goals. Grimes returned to Greensboro in 2003–04, getting 6 points (2G-4A) in 55 games. He has since retired from the game.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 57 2 12 14 188 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 62 1 27 28 179 12 0 1 1 16
1998–99 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 56 5 20 25 184 5 2 3 5 12
1999–00 Pee Dee Pride ECHL 41 1 2 3 87
1999–00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 4 0 0 0 13
2000–01 Mobile Mysticks ECHL 52 0 2 2 255 8 0 1 1 32
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 5 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Mobile Mysticks ECHL 64 2 7 9 134
2002–03 Jackson Bandits ECHL 20 1 5 6 64
2002–03 Greensboro Generals ECHL 54 1 7 8 141 8 2 0 2 27
2003–04 Greensboro Generals ECHL 55 2 4 6 166
OHL totals 175 8 59 67 451 18 2 4 6 28
ECHL totals 286 7 27 34 847 16 2 1 3 59
IHL totals 9 0 0 0 17

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Peter Ratchuk
Colorado Avalanche first round draft pick
1997
Succeeded by
Alex Tanguay