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Michael Grabner

Born:Oct. 5, 1987Draft:2006, Vancouver Canucks, #14 Overall
Hometown:Villach, AUTPosition:LW/RW
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Austria

Michael-René Grabner (born 5 October 1987) is an Austrian professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. Grabner grew up playing for the local team in Villach, EC VSV. He moved to North America at the age of 17 and joined the Spokane Chiefs of the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL) to further his hockey career. After his second season with the Chiefs, he was selected 14th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Grabner played one more season in the WHL before moving to the American Hockey League (AHL), where he played two seasons in the Canucks’ farm system. He was traded during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to the Florida Panthers but was claimed by the New York Islanders after Florida placed him on waivers with the intention of assigning him to their AHL affiliate. Grabner spent five seasons with the Islanders before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015. Internationally, Grabner has appeared for Austria in both junior and senior tournaments, and played in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Michael Grabner Arizona Coyotes
Michael Grabner, Arizona Coyotes (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Bronze Medal 2003-2004
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Bronze Medal 2004-2005
  • CHL Top Prospects Game 2005-2006
  • NHL All-Rookie Team 2010-2011
  • NHL Most Goals by Rookie (34) 2010-2011
  • NHL Rookie of the Month (February) 2010-2011
  • NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) Finalist 2010-2011
  • World Championship (D1A) Silver Medal 2011-2012
  • Olympic Most Goals (5) 2013-2014
  • NHL Sportsmanship Award (Bill Masterton Trophy) Finalist 2018-2019