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Rocco Grimaldi

Born:Feburary 8, 1993Draft:2011 Panthers, 33rd Overall
Hometown:Anaheim, CA, USAPosition:C/RW
Known For:Fastest Hat Trick in
Predators History
Shoots:Right
National Team:USA

Rocco Niccolas Grimaldi (born February 8, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Grimaldi was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

On March 25, 2021, in a home game against the Detroit Red Wings, Grimaldi scored 3 goals in the 1st period. This was his first career hat trick, and he set a franchise record for the fastest hat trick by a Predators player (2 minutes and 34 seconds). He would add a 4th goal in the third period, making him only the 2nd player in Predators history to score 4 goals in 1 game along with Eric Nystrom.

Rocco Grimaldi Nashville Predators
Rocco Grimaldi with the Nashville Predators (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Rocco Grimaldi Statistics

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Achievements

  • U17 WHC All-Star Team — 2009-10
  • U17 WHC Gold Medal — 2009-10
  • U17 WHC Most Assists (10) — 2009-10
  • U17 WHC Most Points (14) — 2009-10
  • U18 WJC Gold Medal — 2009-10
  • U18 WJC Gold Medal — 2010-11
  • USDP (U18) Most Goals (39) — 2010-11
  • USDP (U18) Most Points (73) — 2010-11
  • USHL All-Star Game — 2010-11
  • NCAA (WCHA) Champion — 2011-12
  • NCAA (WCHA) All-Academic Team — 2012-13
  • NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team — 2012-13
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal — 2012-13
  • U20 WJC Scorer of the Championship Winning Goal — 2012-13
  • AHL Player of the Week (Jan. 29) — 2016-17
  • AHL All-Star Game — 2017-18
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