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Teemu selanne of the teammates with two goals on two shots in two games, still in command of the farm - Sidney Crosby workout buddy ended up in Finland
About 4 000 inhabitants Antigonish is history produced five NHL players. One of them playing in Finland.Alex Grant is practicing the summer and Halifax in the environment of the NHL super-star. Jarno Kuusinen / AOP

jokers of the 30-year-old defender Alex Grant is one of five Canadian east coast in Nova Scotia located on the Antagonishista the NHL to the efforts of those hockey players.

Pittsburgh Penguins reserved Grant 2007, but the fourth Wilkes-Barre/Scranton penguins in the AHL after the season, Grant was traded to the Anaheim Ducksiin.

pittsburg hilla was a good team, tough defense and good reserves, so the team was difficult to reach, Grant recalls.

Grant's NHL career is short but contains quite an achievement.

Two shots, two goals

Season 2013-14 Grant kicked the Ducks shirt in the first NHL fight in the first scored the first NHL goal of his.

It was an away game for the San Jose Sharks. The paint on my bait, Nick Bonino and the Sharks with paint played Antti Niemi , Grant lists.

Grant's goal streak continued in the home match in the Minnesota Wilds against. NHL career another shot brought the second goal in the second match.

– The paint to bait Andrew Cogliano , Grant recalls.

"Difficult moments"

in Two games with two goals on two shots and a plus/minus reading of +3. It should have been enough, display your Ducks coach Bruce Boudreaulle .

Not enough.

Grant sent two after the game farm and invite Ducksiin anymore.

It was a difficult moment. I had been waiting four years for an opportunity to play in the NHL and then I was sent to farm. I assume I'd get more than two games in time to give screens. The Ducks, however, received the standard defence of the infirmary, and it knew me leaving down, Grant said.

the Shot facing Teemua

Grant was Ducksissa game as friends Teemu Selanne , Saku Koivu and Sami Vatanen .

I wasn't there very long, but they were all nice guys. Teemu came the first day to introduce herself. With sam we were staying in the same hotel, Grant said.

Although Grant played in only two games Ducksissa and the second Ridge was not in the assembly, Grant a chance to scare the Finnish star.

– Teemu fed me the puck a start point of the arc and was only going to paint the front of the mask, when the shot hit him. By the time we exchange Teemu said that, next time wait a little longer before you shoot, Grant, chuckling.

Alex Grant (62) and A. J. White (92) participated in September 2016, the Boston bruins ' training camp. ZUMAWIRE / MVPHOTOS the"Best option"

the ducks after the Grant played in five NHL match Arizona Coyote, and five different during the season in five different AHL-follow.

I'm Trying to get the NHL on different teams. Especially the Boston bruins ' farm, I had the strong and also the number in the light of a good season, but the call up never came. Last season after I started to find myself a new address. I think that it is best to come to Helsinki, which is the NHL's the best league, i.e. the KHL and the best team, i.e. Jokers.

Grant's family includes wife and 2-year-old boy. Family growth any day of the daughter, as Grant's wife's due date is 14. February.

Helsinki is a city which feels safe, also next season Jokereissa player, Grant said.

antigonish's main street has been rated equivalent to around 4 000 inhabitants needs. AOPUrheilukaupunki

Even if Antigonish has a population on the basis of käpykylä, sports opportunities not obstacles.

for athletes, it is a good place for the university to help interested in sports. I played youth hockey in addition to golf, football and basketball. Oh, and of course I did a little fishing, because Antigonish is Atlantic beach. Fishing is a big thing. Antigonish is a nice little and quiet town, Grant says.

Grant started hockey at age 5. At the age of 15 he joined the Maritime Junior Hockey League Antigonish Bulldogsia and switched to four next season in Quebec Major Junior Hockey league's Saint John Sea Dog.

– Antigonish is a four-hour drive to Saint John, so I was able to be pretty close to my family, Grant said.

Two of last season Grant act of Sea Dog captain.

the Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (right.) and Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby are in the summer jokers of Alex Grant's training buddies. AOPNHL-star workout buddy

Grant to spend still summer in antigonish, close to Halifax in the environment. Antigonish is a two-hour drive to Halifax.

the Grant is for several the summer time practiced with the NHL's big stars, namely the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Sidney Crosby , Colorado Avalanche Nathan Mackinnon Boston Bruins Brad Marchand . With has also been the Philadelphia Flyers defender Andrew MacDonald .

– Has been just incredible to skate with them. We work every summer in Halifax nearby, Grant says.

MacKinnon and Marchand are born in Halifax, Crosby Halifax suburb of Cole Harbour and MacDonald judique in 45 miles Grant's home town anti goshista. Crosby and mackinnon's junior club was Cole Harbour.

jokers of the paint record

Grant is 191 feet tall and 95-pounds, a very moving and real hard headed the defense. Such defenders do not use in the NHL.

– of Course I would like to play in the NHL, but I had a good season in AHL:there are not NHL clubs were interested in me so much that I would have gotten game of the day.

the Grant is already done jokerit defenders of the single-season goals record in the KHL. 53 match the power points have accumulated 32 (12+20).

– the beginning of the Season a few games get used to the design, but the whole I'm satisfied. You can always play better, but first season in Europe, this has been ok, Grant said.

Grant's jokers of the standard defense of the only right-headed kit. Seven matches played in the 19-year-old Eemeli Räsänen headed also right.

– we Are really pleased that we got a Grant to our team. Good rightin the defense is always in short supply, Jokerit GM Jari Kurri said.

Grant agreement jokers with the covers for the next season. Jokers and Grant is also the option for the period 2020-21.

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