TORONTO (December 1, 2011) – Mike Grier, a hard-working and dependable winger who played his career with the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks, announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) following a career that spanned 14 seasons.
Grier, 36, appeared in a total of 1,060 regular season NHL games, recording 162 goals and 221 assists for 383 points. He also played in 101 NHL playoff games, as his teams qualified for the playoffs in 11 of his 14 seasons in the league.
Mike and his wife Anne, and their three children, will reside in the Boston area.
This is really weird. I was just thinking last night if Grier had officially retired or not. In any case good luck to him. He didn't have that much talent, but effort was never a question with him. One of the hardest working guys out there.
Good luck to Grier in his future endeavors. He was easily one of the hardest working players to skate in a Sabres uniform. I wish he had a Cup ring to show for his career because he damn sure worked hard for one.