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Grand Rapids Griffins
City: Grand Rapids, Michigan
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western Conference
Division: North Division
Founded: 1996 (As a member of the IHL)
Home Arena: Van Andel Arena
Colors: Navy blue, red, white, gold, silver

                        

Owner(s): Dan DeVos
General Manager: Bob McNamara
Head Coach: Curt Fraser
Media: WOOD – Bob Kaser (Home and Away), Larry Figurski (Home)
Affiliates: Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Flint Generals (IHL)
Port Huron Icehawks (IHL)
Franchise history
1996 to 2001 IHL: Grand Rapids Griffins
2001 to present AHL: Grand Rapids Griffins
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 1 IHL 2000–01
1 AHL 2005–06
Division Championships: 2 IHL 1999–00, 2000–01
3 AHL 2001–02,
2002–03,2005–06
Conference Championships: 1 IHL 1999–00

The Grand Rapids Griffins are a minor professional team in the American Hockey League. They play in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA at the Van Andel Arena. They are also the AHL affiliate to the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. The franchise began in the now-defunct International Hockey League in 1996, and merged into the AHL in 2001. Notable players in the team's history include Jiri Hudler, Niklas Kronwall, Sean Avery and Darren McCarty. The only player to have his number retired in team history is Travis Richards. In the summer of 2008, Griffins team management announced that Mike Stothers will not be returning as coach for the 2008-2009 season.

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Team records

Single season
Goals: 56 Donald MacLean (2005–06)
Assists: 60 Jiri Hudler (2005–06)
Points: 101 Michel Picard (1996–97)
Penalty Minutes: 390 Darryl Bootland (2005–06)
GAA: 1.83 Martin Prusek (2001–02)
SV%: .936 Joey MacDonald (2003–04)
Career
Career Goals: 158 Michel Picard
Career Assists: 222 Michel Picard
Career Points: 380 Michel Picard
Career Penalty Minutes: 1,164 Darryl Bootland
Career Goaltending Wins: 88 Joey MacDonald
Career Shutouts: 16 Joey MacDonald
Career Games: 655 Travis Richards

Season-by-season results

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Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1996–97 82 40 30 12 92 244 246 5th, Northeast
1997–98 82 38 31 13 89 225 242 3rd, Northeast
1998–99 82 34 40 8 76 256 281 4th, Northeast
1999–00 82 51 22 9 111 254 200 1st, Eastern
2000–01 82 53 22 7 113 279 196 1st, Eastern
2001–02 80 42 27 11 0 95 217 178 1st, West
2002–03 80 48 22 8 2 106 240 177 1st, Central
2003–04 80 44 28 8 0 96 196 166 2nd, West
2004–05 80 41 35 2 2 86 200 200 5th, West
2005–06 80 55 20 10 4 115 323 247 1st, North
2006–07 80 37 32 6 5 85 226 244 4th, North
2007–08 80 31 41 2 6 70 210 245 5th, North
2008–09 78 43 23 6 6 98 251 218 2nd, North

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1996–97 L, 2–3, Orlando
1997–98 L, 0–3, Cincinnati
1998–99 Out of playoffs.
1999–00 W, 4–2, Cleveland W, 4–1, Cincinnati L, 2–4, Chicago
2000–01 W, 4–0, Cleveland L, 2–4, Orlando
2001–02 L, 2–3, Chicago
2002–03 W, 3–1, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton W, 4–0, Chicago L, 3–4, Houston
2003–04 L, 0–4, Chicago
2004–05 Out of playoffs.
2005–06 W, 4–0, Toronto W, 4–3, Manitoba L, 0–4, Milwaukee
2006–07 L, 3–4, Manitoba
2007–08 Out of playoffs.
2008–09 W, 4–2, Hamilton L, 0–4, Manitoba

Current Roster

As of April 22, 2009. Date taken from AHL website.

GOALTENDERS
# Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth
1 Flag of the United States Jordan Pearce L October 10, 1986 Anchorage, AK, USA
31 Flag of Sweden Daniel Larsson L February 7, 1986 Boden, Sweden
33 Flag of the United States Jimmy Howard L March 26, 1984 Syracuse, NY, USA
<center>DEFENSEMEN
# Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
3 Logan Pyett R May 26, 1988 Regina, SK, Canada
5 Flag of the Czech Republic Jakub Kindl L February 10, 1987 Sumperk, Czech Republic
6 Flag of the United States Brett Peterson L October 21, 1981 Northborough, MA, USA
7 Flag of the United States Garrett Stafford R January 28, 1980 Los Angeles, CA, USA
10 Jason Jozsa R July 4, 1981 Calgary, AB, Canada
12 Flag of the United States Tom Galvin R November 2, 1979 Staten Island, NY, USA
14 Brent Raedeke L May 29, 1990 Regina, SK, Canada
28 Flag of Belarus Sergei Kolosov L May 22, 1986 Novopolotsk, Belarus
32 Flag of the United States Brian Lashoff L July 16, 1990 Albany, NY, USA
<center>FORWARDS
# Player Position Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
8 Cory Emmerton C L June 1, 1988 St. Thomas, ON, Canada
9 Evan McGrath C L January 14, 1986 Oakville, ON, Canada
11 Flag of Finland Ville Leino LW L October 6, 1983 Savonlinna, Finland
13 Flag of Slovenia Jan Mursak RW R January 20, 1988 Maribor, Slovenia
16 Ryan Oulahen LW L March 26, 1985 Newmarket, ON, Canada
17 Francis Pare RW R June 30, 1987 Lemoyne, QC, Canada
18 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ritola LW L March 14, 1987 Borlange, Sweden
19 Flag of the United States Justin Abdelkader C L February 25, 1987 Muskegon, MI, USA
20 Darren Haydar RW R October 22, 1979 Toronto, ON, Canada
21 Francis Lemieux LW L February 22, 1984 Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
23 Jamie Tardif RW R January 23, 1985 Welland, ON, Canada
25 Darren McCarty RW R April 1, 1972 Burnaby, BC, Canada
26 Flag of Sweden Joakim Andersson C L February 5, 1989 Munkedal, Sweden
27 Aaron Gagnon C R April 24, 1986 Quesnel, BC, Canada
37 Zack Torquato C R June 8, 1989 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
44 Aaron Downey RW R August 27, 1974 Shelburne, ON, Canada
46 Flag of the United States Dan Charleston F L November 27, 1984 Oak Forest, IL, USA
<center>Staff
Title STAFF MEMBER
Head Coach Curt Fraser
Assistant Coach Jim Paek


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