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Mike Grier

Born:January 5, 1975Draft:1993 Blues #219 Overall
Hometown:Detroit, MIPosition:Right Wing
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:San Jose Sharks (GM)

Michael James Grier (born January 5, 1975) is an American hockey executive and former professional ice hockey winger who is currently the general manager (GM) of the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League (NHL). He also played for four teams in the NHL – the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, and Sharks. Primarily a checking forward, he played 1,060 NHL games over 14 NHL seasons. Grier was the first African-American player in the history of the NHL to exclusively train in his home country, the United States and then became the first African-American GM in 2022 when he was hired by the Sharks.

Mike Grier San Jose Sharks
Mike Grier, General Manager of the San Jose Sharks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Mike Grier Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Aug. 4, 1995St. Louis BluesCurtis JosephEdmonton Oilers1996 1st Round Pick
(Marty Reasoner)
1997 1st Round Pick
(Matt Zultek)
Oct. 7, 2002Edmonton OilersWashington Capitals2003 2nd Round Pick
(Evgeni Tunik)
2003 3rd Round Pick
(Zachery Stortini)
March 9, 2004Washington CapitalsBuffalo SabresJakub Klepis

Deeper Dive


  • World Championship Bronze Medal (2004)
  • NCAA (Championship) Winner (1995)
  • NCAA (East) First All-American Team (1995)
  • 2x NCAA (Hockey East) Champion (1994, 1995)
  • NCAA (New England) Walter Brown Award (1995)
  • NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist (1995)