Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Denis Grebeshkov
Denis Grebeshkov was born October 11, 1983 in Yaroslavi, Russia. The first round, 18th overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Grebeshkov honed his skills in the Russian leagues before making his North American and NHL debut in 2003-04.

A three-time member of Russia's World Junior team and a two-time Gold medalist (2002-2003), Grebeshkov spent the better part of his rookie season in North America with the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester while seeing his first action in the NHL during the second half of the 2003-04 season.

An offensively gifted defenseman, Grebeshkov continued to hone his skills in the AHL while seeing limited action with L.A. before having his rights acquired by the New York Islanders just prior to the NHL trading deadline in 2006. Grebeshkov's stint as a Islander was short lived as the club would send him to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Marc-Andre Bergeron and a 3rd round selection in 2008.

Internationally, aside from representing Russia at the three IIHF World Junior Championships, Grebeshkov captured a gold medal at the 2008 World Championships.

On March 1, 2010, in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline, Grebeshkov was shipped to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a second round draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 Torpedo Yaroslavl 2 Russia-3 42 2 1 3 12 6 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Russia Nat-Tm 11 0 1 1 8
2000-01 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2 Russia-3 34 7 2 9 20
2000-01 Russia 4-Nations 3 0 1 1 2
2000-01 Russia WJC-A 7 2 1 3 0 +2
2000-01 Russia WJ18-A 6 1 3 4 0 +5
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2 Russia-3 7 1 1 2 2
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 27 1 2 3 10
2001-02 Russia WJC-A 7 1 2 3 0 +3
2001-02 Russia 4-Nations 3 1 0 1 0
2002-03 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 48 0 7 7 26 10 0 1 1 2
2002-03 Russia WJC-A 6 0 2 2 6
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -4
2003-04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 43 2 7 9 34 +6 6 0 1 1 6
2004-05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 75 5 44 49 87 +21 6 0 4 4 2
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 0 2 2 12 -4
2005-06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 48 2 25 27 59 +7
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 21 0 3 3 8 -8
2005-06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 7 1 1 2 8
2006-07 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 47 8 9 17 79 7 0 2 2 6
2006-07 Russia WC-A 9 1 2 3 0
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 3 15 18 22 +2
2007-08 Russia WC-A 9 0 6 6 2 +12
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 7 32 39 38 +12
2008-09 Russia WC-A 9 0 2 2 2 +4
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 47 6 13 19 26 -16
2009-10 Russia Olympics 4 0 1 1 2 0
2009-10 Nashville Predators NHL 4 1 1 2 6 0 2 0 2 2 0
2009-10 Russia WC-A 9 1 0 1 0 +3
2010-11 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 54 8 9 17 44 11 0 5 5 12
2010-11 Russia WC-A 2 0 0 0 0 +1
2011-12 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 46 0 8 8 51 6 0 2 2 2
2012-13 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 14 0 1 1 8
2012-13 Yugra Khanty-Mansiisk KHL 30 0 8 8 14 4 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 0 1 1 2 0
2013-14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 39 2 7 9 20 -10
2014-15 Vityaz Moscow Region KHL 52 1 10 11 28
NHL Totals 234 17 68 85 114 2 0 2 2 0


Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles with Jeff Tambellini for Mark Parrish and Brent Sopel, March 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), July 10, 2006. Traded to Edmonton by NY Islanders for Marc-Andre Bergeron and Edmonton's 3rd round pick (later traded back to Edmonton, later traded to Anaheim, later traded back to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Kirill Petrov) in 2008 NHL Draft, February 18, 2007. Traded to Nashville by Edmonton for Nashville's 2nd round pick (Curtis Hamilton) in 2010 NHL Draft, March 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), July 28, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Khanty-Mansiisk (KHL), October 30, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 19, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Vityaz Podolsk (KHL), May 14, 2014.
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