Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Josh Gratton
Josh Gratton was born September 9, 1982 in Brantford, Ontario. A free-agent signing of the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 2004, Gratton is a graduate of the OHL.

A feisty winger, Gratton who is the cousin of NHLer Chris Gratton played three seasons in the OHL with stops in Sudbury, Kingston and Windsor before making his professional debut in 2003-04. In his first season as a pro, Gratton split his time between San Diego of the ECHL and Cincinnati of the AHL. After signing with the Flyers in the summer of 2004, Gratton joined the club's AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms and was key contributor in the clubs run to the 2005 Calder Cup title.

During the 2005-06 season, Gratton made his NHL debut with the Flyers while seeing the majority of his playing time in the AHL before having his rights acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes at the 2006 NHL trading deadline. He spent 52 games with the Coyotes in 2006-07, racking up 188 penalty minutes. The following year he spent the majority of his time with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate in San Antonio and was dealt at the NHL trading deadline. The trade sent Gratton and teammates Fredrik Sjostrom, and David LeNeveu to the New York Rangers.

Gratton was sent to the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford where he competed in 20 games. In the summer of 2008, he was signed by the Nashville Predators. He started the season in Nashville but was quickly sent to their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. Gratton found himself on the move again when the Predators sent the Brantford, Ontario native back to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Tim Ramholt.

On July 30, 2009, the scrappy forward signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Thrashers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Sudbury Wolves OHL 44 5 13 18 110 9 1 1 2 25
2001-02 Sudbury Wolves OHL 14 5 4 9 47
2001-02 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 46 14 14 28 140 1 1 0 1 7
2002-03 Windsor Spitfires OHL 62 26 30 56 192 6 2 1 3 8
2003-04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 21 2 2 4 69 -1 8 0 0 0 35
2003-04 San Diego Gulls ECHL 30 4 6 10 239 -2
2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 57 9 5 14 246 +8 21 3 3 6 78
2004-05 Trenton Titans ECHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 14 0
2005-06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 53 9 10 19 265 -1
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 11 1 0 1 30 -3
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 52 1 1 2 188 -9
2006-07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 3 1 1 2 8 -1
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 5 +1
2007-08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 38 5 9 14 124 +1
2007-08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 20 6 6 12 72 +9 4 0 1 1 11
2008-09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 7 2 3 5 10 0
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 19 1 2 3 57 -2
2008-09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 14 1 0 1 46 -2 2 0 0 0 2
2009-10 Chicago Wolves AHL 21 0 2 2 60 -9
2009-10 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 11 2 3 5 112
2010-11 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 24 5 2 7 170
2011-12 Barys Astana KHL 35 1 3 4 91
2013-14 Barys Astana KHL 11 1 3 4 12
2014-15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 46 6 7 13 84 -3 7 0 1 1 11
2015-16 Assat Pori Finland 37 3 3 6 81
NHL Totals 86 3 3 6 294


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 27, 2004. Traded to Phoenix by Philadelphia with Florida's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Cory Emerton) in 2006 NHL Draft and Tampa Bay's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Shawn Matthias) in 2006 NHL Draft for Denis Gauthier, March 9, 2006. Traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix with David LeNeveu, Fredrik Sjostrom and Phoenix's 5th round pick (Roman Horak) in 2009 NHL Draft for Marcel Hossa and Al Montoya, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 9, 2008. Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for Tim Ramholt, October 31, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 30, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chekhov (KHL), January 18, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Manchester (AHL), September, 2014.
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