Martin Grenier (born November 2, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, and Philadelphia Flyers.

Martin Grenier
Born (1980-11-02) November 2, 1980 (age 39)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg; 18 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
Vancouver Canucks
Philadelphia Flyers
Traktor Chelyabinsk
NHL Draft 45th overall, 1999
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2001–2013

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Grenier played in the 1994 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Sélects-du-Nord minor ice hockey team.[1]

Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche 45th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Grenier was traded to the Boston Bruins along with Brian Rolston, Samuel Pahlsson and a 2000 1st round draft pick for Ray Bourque and Dave Andreychuk on March 6, 2000.[citation needed] Left unsigned by Boston, Grenier signed with the Phoenix Coyotes prior to the 2001–02 season. Since beginning his pro career, he has spent most of his time in the AHL with a few callups to the NHL with the Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, and Philadelphia Flyers.[citation needed]

In the 2008–09 season, Grenier signed with the newly formed KHL, joining Traktor Chelyabinsk and establishing himself as one of the league's premier fighters.[citation needed]

On June 18, 2011, Grenier was made the second selection of the 2011 LNAH Draft.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 61 4 11 15 202 14 0 2 2 36
1998–99 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 60 7 18 25 479 13 0 4 4 29
1999–2000 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 67 11 35 46 302 7 1 4 5 27
2000–01 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 26 5 16 21 82
2000–01 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 28 9 19 28 108 13 2 8 10 51
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 0 0 5
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 2 6 8 241
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 73 2 10 12 232 6 0 1 1 12
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Manitoba Moose AHL 38 5 4 9 145
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 7 1 0 1 9
2003–04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 12 0 2 2 105 9 0 1 1 32
2004–05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 23 2 5 7 136 5 0 0 0 32
2004–05 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 4 0 2 2 10
2005–06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 76 4 8 12 278 11 0 0 0 33
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 57 2 1 3 156
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 34 1 2 3 78 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 46 2 5 7 211 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 46 0 8 8 177 4 0 0 0 6
2011–12 Saguenay Marquis LNAH 44 2 11 13 222 6 0 0 0 16
2012–13 Jonquière Marquis LNAH 36 3 0 3 154 11 0 1 1 50
NHL totals 18 1 0 1 14
KHL totals 92 2 13 15 388 7 0 0 0 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  2. ^ Olivier Charpentier (June 18, 2011). "Hugo Carpentier and Martin Grenier a Saguenay" (in French). marquis.lnah.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011.

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