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Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre
[1]
Born February 2, 1977 (1977-02-02) (age 33),

Montreal, PQ, CAN

Height

Weight

6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Right

Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre (born February 2, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Leksand in HockeyAllsvenskan. Jean-Luc was rented by Finnish SM-liiga team TPS. He will play in Turku until 15th of october 2010.[1]

Jean-Luc is of Haitian descent. He was drafted in the seventh round, 179th overall, by the St. Louis Blues in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Grand-Pierre is a very smooth and agile skater for a player his size. 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 has appeared in 269 games, scoring seven goals and 13 assists.

Grand-Pierre spent the 2005–06 season with Duisburg Die Füchse of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga before joining the DEG Metro Stars for the 2006–07 season, then signing 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 Leksand. He got loaned out to Stjernen of the Norwegian GET-ligaen for 10 matches in the fall of 2009.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
1999–00 Rochester Americans AHL 62 5 8 13 124 17 0 1 1 40
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 0 0 0 15 4 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 64 1 4 5 73
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 2 6 8 90
2002–03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 1 0 1 6
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 41 1 0 1 64
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 16 0 0 0 12
2003–04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 1 1 8
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 2 2 4 26
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 13 1 0 1 14
2004–05 Troja/Ljungby Swe2 11 1 1 2 45
2005–06 Duisburg Die Füchse 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 Duisburg Die Füchse DEL 47 5 8 13 135
2009–10 Stjernen GET 7 - - - 10
2009–10 Leksands IF Swe2 20 3 0 3 92
2010–11 TPS SM-liiga
NHL totals 269 7 13 20 311 4 0 0 0 4

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