Columbus Blue Jackets
Winnipeg Jets
Grant Clitsome
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 04/14/1985
AGE: 29
DRAFTED: CBJ: 2004-271 overall

2008-09: Collected 4-15-19 and 74 penalty minutes in 73 games with Syracuse (AHL)… Played his first professional season… Scored a shorthanded goal… 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… Recorded 1-1-2 Feb. 11 at Toronto… Notched 0-2-2 Apr. 8 at Binghamton…

2007-08: Registered 5-17-22, 28 penalty minutes and was +19 in 39 games during his senior season at Clarkson (ECAC)… Led club defensemen in goals, assists and points… Tied for fifth overall on the team in points… Added two power play goals and one shorthanded goal… 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 hockey players… Named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team… Appeared in one playoff game for Syracuse (AHL)…

2006-07: Tallied 7-12-19 with 38 penalty minutes and was +13 in 38 games with Clarkson (ECAC)… Led club defensemen in goals, assists (tied) and points… Helped the Golden Knights win the ECAC tournament championship… Tallied one of the Knights’ six shorthanded goals of the season in 6-3 win Nov. 4 at Dartmouth…

2005-06: Collected 2-17-19 and 20 penalty minutes in 34 games with Clarkson (ECAC)… Finished second among Clarkson defensemen assists and points… Sat out quarterfinal series at Cornell with a severe arm injury… Named to the ECACHL weekly honor roll Oct. 17…

2004-05: Tallied 2-11-13 and 36 penalty minutes in 39 games during his freshman season at Clarkson (ECAC)… Led Golden Knights defensemen in points… His first collegiate goal was the game-winner in a 5-3 victory Oct. 17 vs. Wayne State…

2003-04: Scored 13-26-39 and 67 penalty minutes in 55 games with Nepean (CJHL)… Nepean was the CJHL Champion and won the Fred Page Cup… Was named Second-Team CJHL All-Star and was a runner-up for the CJHL Defensive-Defenseman… Tied for first among defensemen in playoff scoring.

2009-10: Recorded 1-2-3 with six penalty minutes in 11 games with Columbus… Collected his first career NHL point with an assist on Mar. 2 vs. Vancouver… Scored his first career NHL goal on Mar. 27 vs. NY Islanders (Roloson)… Added 5-15-20 and 42 penalty minutes in 64 games with Syracuse (AHL)… Ranked fourth (tied) among Crunch defensemen in points, fourth (tied) in goals and fifth (tied) in assists… Notched four multi-point games, including a three-assist game Dec. 28 at Houston…