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|1983 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 186 overall by Detroit Red Wings
May 20, 1965
Height: 6-5 Weight: 210
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Vancouver, B.C. (Canada)
Hometown: Kamloops, British
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1982-83 season with broken forearm, an
injury suffered in February 1983.
| Debut: November 9, 1988 (Calgary at Buffalo)|
18, 35 (Calgary); 23
(Chicago); 32 (Anaheim); 32 (Detroit); 32 (Hartford/Carolina); 32 (Los
Angeles); 8 (Nashville)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired June 3, 2003
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
Har./Car., L.A., Nas.
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||CHI, ANA, DET, LA||42
AWARDS AND HONORS
DRAFT RE-ENTRY: 1985 (Calgary, No. 143
overall in Round 7)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1992 (Chicago), 1995 (Detroit)
Chicago Playoffs Penalty-Minutes
Leader: 1991 (46, tie)
Leader: 1995 (110), 1998-99 (158), 1999-00 (116)
Anaheim Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1999
Leader: 1996-97 (218), 1997-98 (204)
Los Angeles Penalty-Minutes Leader:
1988-89: Played one regular-season game for Calgary team that went on
to win Stanley Cup, but was not with team during postseason.
1993-94: Played on first Mighty Ducks of Anaheim team.
Played one regular-season game for Detroit team that went on to win Stanley
Cup, but was waived just a few days into season.
Miscellaneous: Fought Kevin Maguire during second period of his first
NHL game. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with broken cheekbone, suffered
in fight with Dave Brown during Calgary's Jan. 9, 1990, game vs. Edmonton.
It was his final NHL game of the season before he was sent back to the minor
leagues. ... Placed on waivers by Calgary and claimed by Chicago on Oct. 1,
1990. ... Suffered eye injury during Chicago's Feb. 3, 1993, game at
Detroit. ... Left unprotected by Chicago for 1993 NHL Expansion Draft. He was
claimed by Anaheim on June 24, 1993. ... Served as Anaheim alternate captain
during franchise's inaugural 1993-94 season. ... Missed parts of 1993-94 season with
lacerated hand, an injury suffered in Anaheim's Jan. 14, 1994, game vs.
Hartford, with lacerated hand, an injury suffered during Anaheim's March 8,
1994, game at Chicago, and with lacerated hand, an injury suffered in fight
with Jamie Huscroft during Anaheim's March 24, 1994, game at Boston. ...
Signed three-year, $2.5 million offer sheet with N.Y. Rangers as a Group II
restricted free agent on Aug. 18, 1995. Detroit matched the offer six days
later on Aug. 24, and Grimson remained with Red Wings. ... Missed part of
1995-96 season with the flu, contracted in December 1995. ...
Suspended by NHL for two games and fined $1,000 for punching Shane Churla
with his glove on during Detroit's Jan. 10, 1996, game at
Dallas. ... Was on Hartford team that relocated to Carolina on
June 25, 1997. ... Suspended by NHL for one playoff game for cross-checking
Kris Draper in face during Game 3 of Anaheim's first-round playoff
series vs. Detroit on April 25, 1999. Anaheim lost the game Grimson sat out
and was swept by the Red Wings. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with
strained neck, an injury suffered in Anaheim's Oct. 2, 1999,
season-opener at Dallas. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with broken left
hand, an injury suffered during Anaheim's Jan. 17, 2000, game vs. Buffalo.
He did not return to action until Anaheim's Feb. 21, 2000, game vs. St.
Louis. ... Signed with Los Angeles as a Group III unrestricted free
agent on July 6, 2000. ... Missed start of 2000-01 season with right hand
injury, suffered during Los Angeles' Sept. 16, 2000, preseason game vs.
Colorado. He did not make his 2000-01 regular-season debut until Los
Angeles' Oct. 7, 2000, game at Buffalo. ... Signed with Nashville as a Group III unrestricted
free agent on July 2, 2001. ... Missed remainder of 2001-02 season and
entire 2002-03 season with concussion, an injury suffered early in the
2001-02 season and re-aggravated for the final time during Nashville's Dec.
2001, game at N.Y. Rangers. Grimson reported that he had blacked out briefly
after four fights during the season, including his final fight, vs. Georges
Laraque, during Nashville's Dec. 8, 2001, game vs. Ottawa. The injury led to a long bout with
post-concussion syndrome that ended his career.
Regina (WHL); Manitoba (CWUAA); Salt Lake (IHL); Indianapolis (IHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
1987-88: Played 38 regular-season games for Salt Lake team that went
on to win IHL playoff title, but was not with team in postseason.
Education: Majored in economics at
the University of Manitoba and ultimately completed his degree at Belmont
University in Nashville, Tenn., on May 28, 2003. ... Entered Cecil C.
Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in fall of 2003.
Miscellaneous: Was active in
charitable causes during his playing days, including work with the American
Cancer Society, the Canadian and American Spinal Research Organization and local hospitals. ... Joined Chicago teammate Keith Brown
to run summer hockey school for Christian athletes during off-seasons of his
playing days. ... A born-again Christian, he preached sermons at
Chapel Bytle Woods in Clearwater Bay, Ontario, during off-seasons in the mid-1990s.
Personal: Nicknamed "The Grim
Reaper." ... Full name is Stuart Grimson.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|FREE AGENCY/WAIVERS: Grimson never signed
with Detroit and became eligible to re-enter the draft on June 1, 1985. He
finally entered the NHL after being drafted a second time -- by Calgary in
1985. Nearly 10 years later, Detroit got Grimson back when it traded Mike
Sillinger and Jason York to Anaheim in exchange for Grimson, Mark Ferner and
1996 sixth-round pick (Magnus Nilsson) on April 4, 1995. Detroit lost
Grimson a second time when it placed him on waivers, and he was claimed by
Hartford on October 13, 1996.||
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