Sea Dogs first-ever draft choice signs one-year deal with Anaheim Ducks
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July 12, 2013,
ANAHEIM, CA - Former Saint John Sea Dogs captain and the organization's first-ever draft choice Alex Grant signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday afternoon.
Grant was selected first overall by the Sea Dogs in the 2005 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League entry draft. The Antigonish native played three and a half seasons with the Sea Dogs, and was named captain in his third year. Grant ranks fourth on the Dogs All-Time scoring list for defencemen with 124 points.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound defenceman was originally selected in the fourth round, 118th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Grant's most productive professional season came in 2011-12 with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, tallying 10 goals and 27 assists for 37 points, leading all WBS defencemen in each category. He also led in power play goals with seven and shots with 126.
Anaheim acquired Grant's rights in a deal on June 24 that sent left-winger Harry Zolnierczyk to Pittsburgh.