Team Facts
Plays in American Hockey League Team colours Black + Red + Silver Town Grand Rapids, MI, USA Founded 1996

2002-2003 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#1 Chad Alban (G) 46 1976 Kalamazoo, MI, USA 5'9" 165 R
#35 Marc Lamothe (G) 48 1974 New Liskeard, ON, CAN 6'2" 214 L
#31 Joey MacDonald (G) 42 1980 Pictou, NS, CAN 6'2" 196 L
DEFENSEMEN
Paul Ballantyne (D) 40 1982 Waterloo, ON, CAN 6'3" 201 R
Patrick Boileau (D) 47 1975 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'0" 203 R
#17 Sheldon Brookbank (D) 42 1980 Lanigan, SK, CAN 6'1" 201 R
#4 Ed Campbell (D) 48 1974 Worcester, MA, USA 6'2" 209 L
Matt Eldred (D) 48 1974 Rocky River, OH, USA 6'0" 194 L
#59 Danny Groulx (D) 41 1981 LaSalle, QC, CAN 6'0" 203 L
Ryan Knox (D) 43 1979 Parry Sound, ON, CAN 6'1" 203 R
#32 Jeremiah McCarthy (D) 46 1976 Boston, MA, USA 6'0" 205 L
#5 Philippe Plante (D) 44 1978 Greenfield Park, QC, CAN 6'0" 201 L
#24 Travis Richards (D)   “C” 52 1970 Crystal, MN, USA 6'1" 194 L
Aaron Schneekloth (D) 44 1978 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'11" 185 L
#27 David Van Drunen (D) 47 1976 Sherwood Park, AB, CAN 6'0" 207 R
FORWARDS
#11 Bryan Adams (LW/C) 45 1977 Fort St. James, BC, CAN 6'0" 185 L
#42 Sean Avery (LW/C) 42 1980 North York, ON, CAN 5'10" 194 L
#25 Ryan Barnes (LW) 43 1980 Wainfleet, ON, CAN 6'1" 201 L
#12
Hugo Boisvert (C) 46 1976 St-Eustache, QC, CAN 6'0" 194 L
#57 Darryl Bootland (RW) 41 1981 Schomberg, ON, CAN 6'1" 196 R
#23 Rob Collins (RW/C) 44 1978 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'10" 172 R
Rustyn Dolyny (RW) 46 1976 Fort Frances, ON, CAN 6'1" 194 R
Nick Greenough (RW) 42 1980 Windsor, NS, CAN 6'4" 225 L
#9 Derek King (LW) 55 1967 Hamilton, ON, CAN 6'2" 220 L
#82 Tomas Kopecky (W/C) 40 1982 Ilava, SVK 6'3" 209 L
Andrew Luciuk (LW) 45 1977 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'0" 205 L
#10 Mark Mowers (C) 48 1974 Decatur, GA, USA 5'11" 190 R
Nick Parillo (F) 45 1977 Schenectady, NY, USA 5'9" 181 L
#7 Michel Picard (LW) 53 1969 Québec, QC, CAN 5'11" 187 L
#77 Nathan Robinson (RW/C) 41 1981 Scarborough, ON, CAN 5'9" 181 L
#14 Stacy Roest (C) 48 1974 Lethbridge, AB, CAN 5'9" 185 R
#19 Tim Skarperud (F) 44 1978 Grand Forks, ND, USA 5'11" 181 R
Dustin Whitecotton (C/LW) 43 1979 Cherryville, BC, CAN 5'10" 179 L
#73 Jason Williams (RW/C) 42 1980 London, ON, CAN 5'11" 192 R
Position: G: 2, D: 10, F: 15 | Av Age: 24.96 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 198 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 25 players
8 players
1 player
Experience Grand Rapids Griffins: 4 183 GP
NHL: 3 731 GP
WC: 51 GP
OG: 17 GP
SHL: 12 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 39 GP
Liiga: 125 GP
KHL: 127 GP
Czechia: 38 GP
AHL: 7 290 GP
DEL: 2 065 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Van Andel Arena Location Grand Rapids, MI, USA Capacity 10 834 Construction Year 1996
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
01/27/2023
01/27/2023 Up/Down Leaving Drew Worrad (F) Leaving for Toledo Walleye
01/27/2023 Up/Down Leaving Patrick McGrath (F) Leaving for Toledo Walleye
01/24/2023
01/24/2023 Up/Down Joining Matt Luff (F) Joining from Detroit Red Wings
01/23/2023
01/23/2023 Up/Down Joining Jasper Weatherby (F) Joining from Detroit Red Wings
01/18/2023
01/18/2023 Confirmed Joining Patrick McGrath (F) Joining from San Jose Barracuda
01/15/2023
01/15/2023 Up/Down Joining Drew Worrad (F) Joining from Toledo Walleye
01/13/2023
01/13/2023 Up/Down Leaving Donovan Sebrango (D) Leaving for Toledo Walleye
01/13/2023 Up/Down Leaving Drew Worrad (F) Leaving for Toledo Walleye
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1996-1997 IHL 82 40 - 30 - 12 244 246 92 1.12 6 Conference QF loss
1997-1998 IHL 82 38 - 31 - 13 225 242 89 1.09 5 Conference QF loss
1998-1999 IHL 82 34 - 40 - 8 256 281 76 0.93 7 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 IHL 82 51 - 22 - 9 254 200 111 1.35 1 Final loss
2000-2001 IHL 82 53 - 22 - 7 279 196 113 1.38 1 Semifinal loss
2001-2002 AHL 80 42 11 27 - 0 217 178 95 1.19 1 Conference QF loss
2002-2003 AHL 80 48 11 22 - 2 240 177 106 1.33 1 Conference Final loss
2003-2004 AHL 80 44 8 28 - 0 195 166 96 1.20 2 Conference QF loss
2004-2005 AHL 80 41 8 35 - 4 200 200 86 1.08 5 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 AHL 80 43 - 20 12 5 323 247 115 1.44 1 Conference Final loss
2006-2007 AHL 80 28 - 32 9 11 226 244 85 1.06 4 Conference QF loss
2007-2008 AHL 80 25 - 41 6 8 210 245 70 0.88 5 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 AHL 80 35 - 25 8 12 255 226 98 1.23 3 Division Final loss
2009-2010 AHL 80 29 - 39 5 7 244 265 75 0.94 7 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 AHL 80 36 - 34 2 8 227 254 82 1.03 6 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 AHL 76 25 - 32 8 11 245 249 77 1.01 4 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 AHL 76 32 - 26 10 8 234 205 92 1.21 1 Champion
2013-2014 AHL 76 46 - 23 - 7 238 187 99 1.30 2 Conference SF loss
2014-2015 AHL 76 35 - 22 11 8 249 185 100 1.32 1 Conference Final loss
2015-2016 AHL 76 44 - 30 - 2 238 195 90 1.18 4 Conference SF loss
2016-2017 AHL 76 47 - 23 - 6 251 190 100 1.32 2 Champion
2017-2018 AHL 76 42 - 25 - 9 237 210 93 1.22 2 Conference QF loss
2018-2019 AHL 76 38 - 27 - 11 217 222 87 1.14 4 Conference QF loss
2019-2020 AHL 63 29 - 27 - 7 177 193 65 1.03 3 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 AHL 32 16 - 12 - 4 96 97 36 1.13 3 No playoffs held
2021-2022 AHL 76 33 - 35 - 8 209 240 74 0.97 7 Did not make playoffs
2022-2023 AHL 40 16 - 20 - 4 110 148 36 0.90 6 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Louis-Marc Aubry (F) 2022-2023 Kölner Haie DEL 44 12 34 46 35
2. Dick Axelsson (F) 2022-2023 Brödernas Hockey Division 3 12 19 25 44 14
3. Marcus Crawford (D) 2022-2023 Cardiff Devils EIHL 36 7 37 44 48
4. Dylan Larkin (F) 2022-2023 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 15 28 43 12
5. Valtteri Filppula (F) 2022-2023 Genève-Servette HC NL 37 15 27 42 60
6. Chris Terry (F) 2022-2023 Bridgeport Islanders AHL 38 13 29 42 33
7. Ryan Keller (F) 2022-2023 Wilkie Outlaws SWHL 9 19 20 39 20
8. Axel Holmström (F) 2022-2023 Sport Liiga 44 12 27 39 14
9. Gregor MacLeod (F) 2022-2023 Nürnberg Ice Tigers DEL 44 12 26 38 14
10. Riley Barber (F) 2022-2023 Texas Stars AHL 40 20 17 37 20
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 222 380
2. Travis Richards (D) 655 56 182 238
3. Francis Paré (F) 363 102 135 237
4. Kip Miller (F) 203 75 133 208
5. Derek King (F) 264 73 130 203
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 222 380
2. Francis Paré (F) 363 102 135 237
3. Mitch Callahan (F) 365 94 92 186
4. Tomas Tatar (F) 265 87 109 196
5. Eric Tangradi (F) 221 85 92 177
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 222 380
2. Travis Richards (D) 655 56 182 238
3. Francis Paré (F) 363 102 135 237
4. Kip Miller (F) 203 75 133 208
5. Derek King (F) 264 73 130 203
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Darryl Bootland (F) 293 72 140 1164
2. Bruce Ramsay (F) 175 9 23 781
3. Matt Ruchty (F) 140 23 57 682
4. Chris Neil (F) 129 24 55 655
5. Greg Amadio (D) 202 2 14 574
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Travis Richards (D) 655 56 182 238
2. Brian Lashoff (D) 609 32 95 127
3. Mitch Callahan (F) 365 94 92 186
4. Michel Picard (F) 364 158 222 380
5. Francis Paré (F) 363 102 135 237
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Jason Lepine (D) 1 0 2 2.00
2. Matt Luff (F) 7 3 9 1.29
3. Chris Lindberg (F) 18 8 22 1.22
4. Pavol Demitra (F) 42 20 50 1.19
5. Robert Petrovicky (F) 56 31 66 1.18
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Michel Picard (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 46 55 101 1.23 58
2. Jiri Hudler (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 36 60 96 1.26 56
3. Jeff Nelson (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 34 55 89 1.09 85
4. Don MacLean (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 56 32 88 1.16 63
5. Michel Picard (F) 2002-2003 AHL 78 32 52 84 1.08 34
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Don MacLean (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 56 32 88 1.16 63
2. Michel Picard (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 46 55 101 1.23 58
3. Jiri Hudler (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 36 60 96 1.26 56
4. Jeff Nelson (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 34 55 89 1.09 85
5. Mark Mowers (F) 2002-2003 AHL 78 34 47 81 1.04 47
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jiri Hudler (F) 2005-2006 AHL 76 36 60 96 1.26 56
2. Michel Picard (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 46 55 101 1.23 58
3. Jeff Nelson (F) 1996-1997 IHL 82 34 55 89 1.09 85
4. Glen Metropolit (F) 1998-1999 IHL 77 28 53 81 1.05 92
5. Michel Picard (F) 2002-2003 AHL 78 32 52 84 1.08 34
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Darryl Bootland (F) 2005-2006 AHL 77 27 29 56 0.73 390
2. Matt Ruchty (F) 1996-1997 IHL 63 14 20 34 0.54 364
3. Chris Neil (F) 2000-2001 IHL 78 15 21 36 0.46 354
4. Wade Brookbank (D) 2001-2002 AHL 73 1 6 7 0.10 337
5. Darryl Bootland (F) 2004-2005 AHL 78 14 20 34 0.44 336
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 196 lbs 26.11
2021-2022 6'0" 191 lbs 25.68
2020-2021 6'0" 192 lbs 24.37
2019-2020 6'1" 199 lbs 24.64
2018-2019 6'1" 196 lbs 24.42
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