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Grant Clitsome
Grant Clitsome
Defenceman  - WPG
Number: 24
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: 14 Apr 1985  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Gloucester, ON, Canada
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Drafted: CBJ / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (271st overall)
2011-12: Started the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets where he played in 51 games
for 14 points (4G, 10A)... Recorded his first three-point night (3A) on Oct. 25 vs. DET... Earned
his first multi-goal game (2G) on Nov. 10 vs. CHI... Claimed off waivers by the Winnipeg Jets
on Feb. 27/12... Played his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Mar. 5 vs. BUF (3-1W)… Earned his
first point as a Jet on Mar. 9 at CGY (3-5L)… Extended his assist streak to two games on Mar.
14 vs. DAL (5-2W)... Recorded three assists with the Jets.

2010-11: Ranked second on the club in average time on ice (21:16) and was fourth among
club defensemen in goals (4), assists (15) and points (19)… Played 19-or-more minutes in
27-of-31 games… Had goals in back-to-back games Jan. 14-15… Logged a career-high 26:26
of ice time Jan. 19 at Florida… Had assists in five-straight games Feb. 16-27… Had a seasonhigh
(tied) five shots on goal Mar. 17 vs. Detroit… Missed eight games Mar. 20-Apr. 3 due to
injury… Fired a season high (tied) five shots on goal Apr. 9 vs. Buffalo… Spent the first half
of the season with Springfield (AHL)… Set a career high (tied) and ranked third (tied) among
club defensemen in goals (5)… Tallied 4-2-6 during a season-best four-game point streak
Dec. 3-11… Scored two goals Dec. 11 vs. Providence…

2009-10: Made his NHL debut and collected the first points of his NHL career with two assists
(Andrew Murray and Antoine Vermette goals) Mar. 2 vs. Vancouver to become the first
Blue Jackets player to record a multi-assist game in his NHL debut… Also became second
Blue Jackets player to record a multi-point game in his NHL debut (Jakub Voracek, 1-1-2 on
Oct. 10, 2008 at Dallas)… Scored the first goal of his NHL career Mar. 27 vs. NY Islanders
(Dwayne Roloson)… Spent majority of the season with Syracuse (AHL)… Ranked fourth (tied)
among Crunch defensemen in goals (5) and points (20) and ranked fifth (tied) in assists
(15)… Collected three assists Dec. 28 at Houston.

2008-09: Played his first professional season with Syracuse… Tallied his first professional
point with an assist Oct. 25 vs. Rochester… Scored his first professional goal Dec. 26 at
Binghamton… Tallied the game-winning goal Jan. 23 vs. Toronto.

AMATEUR: Spent four seasons at Clarkson (ECAC)… 2007-08: Played 39 games during his
senior season at Clarkson… Led club defensemen in goals (5), assists (17) and points (22)…
Was fifth (tied) overall on the team in points… Helped the Golden Knights win the ECAC
regular season championship… Was named Second-Team RBK All-American, First-Team ECAC
All-Star defenseman and was a NCAA East Regional Team selection… Boasted the best plus/
minus rating among all ECAC players (+19)… Named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team…
Appeared in one playoff game for Syracuse… 2006-07: Led Clarkson defensemen in goals
(7), assists (tied) and points (19)… Helped the Golden Knights win the ECAC tournament
championship… 2005-06: Finished second among Clarkson defensemen in assists (17) and
points (19)… Named to the ECAC weekly honor roll Oct. 17… 2004-05: Led Golden Knights
defensemen in points (13) during his freshman season… His first collegiate goal was the
game-winner Oct. 17 vs. Wayne State.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Columbus in the ninth round, 271st overall, in the
2004 NHL Entry Draft… Claimed off waivers by the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 27/12.

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