Grand Rapids Griffins


Grand Rapids Griffins

Pro hockey team
text_color = #c9af74
bg_color = #003366
team = Grand Rapids Griffins

logosize = 200px
city = Grand Rapids, Michigan
league = American Hockey League
conference = Western Conference
division = North Division
founded = 1996 (As a member of the IHL)
arena = Van Andel Arena
colors = Navy Blue, Red, White, Gold, Silver
owner = Dan DeVos
coach = Curt Fraser
GM = Bob McNamara
media = WOOD – Bob Kaser (Home and Away), Larry Figurski (Home)
affiliates = Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Flint Generals (IHL)
Port Huron Icehawks (IHL)
name1 = Grand Rapids Griffins
dates1 = 1996 to 2001 IHL
name2 = Grand Rapids Griffins
dates2 = 2001 to present AHL
reg_season_titles = 1 IHL 2000–01
1 AHL 2005–06
division_titles = 2 IHL 1999–00, 2000–01
3 AHL 2001–02,
2002–03,2005–06
conf_titles = 1 IHL 1999–00
calder_cups =
The Grand Rapids Griffins are a hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA at the Van Andel Arena. They are a minor league affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. 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 and Darren McCarty. The only player to have his number retired in team history is Travis Richards.In the summer on 2008, the Griffins team management announced that Mike Stothers will not be returning as coach for the 2008-2009 season.

Team records

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

eason-by-season results

* 1996–2001 (International Hockey League)
* 2001-Present (American Hockey League)

Regular season

Playoffs

External links

* [http://www.griffinshockey.com Grand Rapids Griffins Official Website]
* [http://www.griffinscentral.com Griffinscentral.com]
* [http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/teamseasons.php?tid=2675 The Internet Hockey Database - Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)]
* [http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/teamseasons.php?tid=858 The Internet Hockey Database - Grand Rapids Griffins (IHL)]


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