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Born February 2, 1977 (1977-02-02) (age 32),
Montreal, PQ, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Swe2 team
F. teams
Leksand
NHL
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
Atlanta Thrashers
Washington Capitals
DEL
Duisburg Die FΓΌchse
DEG Metro Stars
Swe2
Troja/Ljungby
GET
Stjernen
NHL Draft 179th overall, 1995
St. Louis Blues
Career 1997 – present

Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre (born February 2, 1977, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Stjernen of the Norwegian GET-ligaen, on loan from Leksand in HockeyAllsvenskan. He is of Haitian descent. He was drafted in the seventh round, 179th overall, by the St. Louis Blues in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Grand-Pierre is a very smooth and agile skater for a player his size. He once won the Speed Skating competition of the AHL All-Star Game, beating Martin St. Louis among others.[1]

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Career

After playing four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Grand-Pierre made his professional debut in the American Hockey League with the Rochester Americans during the 1997–98 season, recording ten points and 211 penalty minutes in 75 games. During the 1998–99 season, he made his NHL debut with the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in 16 games.

After once again spending part of the season with the Sabres in 1999–2000, Grand-Pierre was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft. Grand-Pierre spent three full seasons with Columbus before splitting the 2003–04 season between the Blue Jackets, Atlanta Thrashers, and Washington Capitals. In his NHL career, Grand-Pierre has appeared in 269 games, scoring seven goals and 13 assists.

Grand-Pierre spent the 2005–06 season with Duisburg Die FΓΌchse of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga before joining the DEG Metro Stars for the 2006–07 season, then signing with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League for the 2007–08 season spending the entire season with the Devils' AHL affiliate, the Lowell Devils. In 2008 he returned to Duisburg. On July 20, 2009, it was announced that he had signed a one-year deal with Leksand. He got loaned out to Stjernen of the Norwegian GET-ligaen for 10 matches in the fall of 2009.[2]

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Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 46 1 4 5 27 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1994–95 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 59 10 13 23 126 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1995–96 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 67 13 21 34 209 13 1 4 5 47
1996–97 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 58 9 24 33 196 13 5 8 13 46
1997–98 Rochester Americans AHL 75 4 6 10 211 4 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 16 0 1 1 17 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1998–99 Rochester Americans AHL 55 5 4 9 90 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1999–00 Rochester Americans AHL 62 5 8 13 124 17 0 1 1 40
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 0 0 0 15 4 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 64 1 4 5 73 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 2 6 8 90 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2002–03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 1 0 1 6 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 41 1 0 1 64 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 16 0 0 0 12 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2003–04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 1 1 8 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 2 2 4 26 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 13 1 0 1 14 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2004–05 Troja/Ljungby Swe2 11 1 1 2 45 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2005–06 Duisburg Die FΓΌchse DEL 45 10 9 19 176 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2006–07 DEG Metro Stars DEL 44 9 14 23 63 9 1 1 2 10
2007–08 Lowell Devils AHL 63 3 5 8 82 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2008–09 Duisburg Die FΓΌchse DEL 47 5 8 13 135 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2009–10 Stjernen GET 7 - - - 10 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2009–10 Leksands IF Swe2 20 3 0 3 92 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
NHL totals 269 7 13 20 311 4 0 0 0 4

Personal life

Grand-Pierre is cousin to Montreal Canadien Georges Laraque and QMJHL-player Jules-Edy Laraque. He is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Ohio, and currently works for HER Real Living.

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