Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Grant Clitsome
Grant Clitsome was born on April 14, 1985 in Gloucester, Ontario. A graduate of Clarkson University of the NCAA, Clitsome was drafted 271st overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Following his collegiate career, Clitsome joined the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, in 2008 and got his first taste of NHL action during the 2009-10 season. In all he would appear in 11 games for the Blue Jackets, scoring a goal and adding a pair of assists.

After playing parts of three seasons with the Blue Jackets, Clitsome was put on waivers where he was claimed by the Winnipeg Jets on February 27, 2012.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 Nepean Raiders ON-Jr.A 43 1 6 7 20 1 0 0 0
2002-03 Nepean Raiders ON-Jr.A 54 4 12 16 46 17 5 10 15 18
2003-04 Nepean Raiders ON-Jr.A 55 13 26 39 67 17 1 10 11 6
2004-05 Clarkson Knights ECAC 39 2 11 13 36
2005-06 Clarkson Knights ECAC 34 2 17 19 20
2006-07 Clarkson Knights ECAC 38 7 12 19 38
2007-08 Clarkson Knights ECAC 39 5 17 22 28
2007-08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 73 4 15 19 74 -4
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 11 1 2 3 6 0
2009-10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 64 5 15 20 42 -7
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 4 15 19 16 +2
2010-11 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 5 10 15 22 -6
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 51 4 10 14 24 -6
2011-12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 12 0 3 3 8 -3
2012-13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 44 4 12 16 18 +10
2013-14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 32 2 10 12 18 -5
2014-15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 24 0 4 4 8 +4
NHL Totals 205 15 56 71 98


ECAC First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2008) Claimed on waivers by Winnipeg from Columbus, February 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 and 2014-15 and all of 2015-16 due to recurring back injury. Officially announced his retirement, June 1, 2016.
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