Tampa Bay Lightning
Chris Gratton
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ChrisGratton
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 226
BIRTHDATE: 07/05/1975
BIRTHPLACE: Brantford, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: TBL: 1993-3 overall
2008-09: Currently on IR with a lower body injury.
Season Highs: G: 0 A: 1(2x,last-10/30 at BUF) P: 1(2x,last-10/30 at BUF)
TOI:13:00(10/21 vs. ATL) +/-:+1(2x,last-10/21 vs. ATL) SOG:3(2x,last-11/12 at FLA)
Hits: 6(11/6 at NYR) Blkd Shts: 1(2x,last-11/5 at NJD)br>Shootout Statistics: Career: 0-0 (.000) - 2008-09: 0-0 (.000)br>Drafted: By TBL in the 1st Rd, 3rd overall, in 1993
2006-07 SEASON
Appeared in 81 games during his 2nd season with the Panthers … Ranked 8th on the team in points with 35 … Led the team in faceoff percentage among forwards with more than 12 draws taken (56.7%) … His 103 hits ranked his 5th on FLA while his 94 PIM ranked him 4th … Played in his 1,000th  NHL game on 3/22 vs. OTT ... Posted 2 assists on 3/17 vs. NYI ... Scored the GWG and had an assist on 3/8 at PHI ... Scored 2 goals and had an assist on 2/24 vs. BOS ... Scorded the 200th  goal of his NHL career and added an assist on 2/10 vs. PHX ... Registered a season-high 3 points (1-2-3) 2/6 @ COL ... Scored a PPG 12/21 vs. NYR ... Scored his fifth goal of the season on 11/16 vs. MTL ... Scored 1st goal of season 10/6 vs. BOS.

CAREER
2005-06: Completed his 12th NHL season, his 1st with FLA, and served as assistant captain … Led the team in PIM with 104 … Recorded his 500th career point 3/6 at ATL … Notched 12 points (6-6-12) in 5 games from 2/3-2/28/06 … Skated in his 900th career NHL game 2/3 vs. ATL and scored 2 goals while adding an assist … Dished out his 300th career assist 11/25 vs. PIT … 2004-05: Did not play … 2003-04: Split his 11th NHL season with PHX and COL … Appeared in 68 games with PHX, recording 11-18-29 with 93 PIM … Skated in 13 games with COL, posting 2 goals and 1 assist with 18 PIM … 2004 Playoffs: Appeared in 11 postseason games, recording 27 PIM … 2002-03: Played in 80 games with PHX and BUF, recording 15-30-45 and 107 PIM … Recorded 40 or more points for the 6th time in his career … Ranked 2nd in the NHL in faceoff percentage (58.6%) … Was 2nd on PHX in shots and 5th in goals, assists, points and PIM … His 58.6% faceoff percentage was his career best … 2001-02: Played in all 82 games with BUF … Scored 15 goals and recorded 39 points with 75 PIM … Tied for the team lead with 5 GWG … 2000-01: Appeared in all 82 games and scored 19 goals with 40 points and 102 PIM … Ranked 2nd on the team in PIM and was tid for the team lead with 5 GWG ... Led the Sabres in postseason goals with 6 and was second in points with 10 … Set career playoff highs in goals, assists and points … 1999-00: Played in 72 games between BUF and TBL … Scored 15 goals and recorded 49 points with 136 PIM … Named captain of Tampa Bay on 11/12 …. Played in his 500th NHL game 1/24 at WSH … Recorded his 100th NHL goal 10/27 at BUF … 1998-99: Started the season with PHI and recorded 1 goal and 8 points with 41 PIM in 26 games … Played 52 games with the Lightning, scoring 7 goals and recording 26 points with 102 PIM … Ranked 1st on the team in assists and shots, while ranking second in points … 1997-98:  Played in all 82 games with Philadelphia … Scored 22 goals and recorded 62 points … His 62 points tied his career high … 1996-97: Set career high in goals (30), assists (32), points (62), PPG (9) and PIM … Was 1 of only 2 Lightning players to play in all 82 games … Led Tampa Bay in points (62) and PIM (201) … Ranked 2nd on the team in goals, PPG and GWG, and was also third in assists … Recorded his 1st career hat trick 10/12 at TOR … 1995-96: Was one of 1 of 2 Lightning players to play in all 82 games (17-21-38 and 105 PIM) … Helped Tampa Bay reach the playoffs for the 1st time in franchise history and recorded 2 assists in 6 games … 1994-95: Played 46 games with the Lightning … Scored 7 goals and recorded 20 assists … 1993-94: Made his NHL debut … Played in all 84 games … Made his NHL debut on 10/6 at NJ … Was the youngest NHL player in the NHL that season.

JUNIOR CAREER
Played two seasons with Kingston of the OHL … Played in 120 games with the Frontenacs during his career and scored 82 goals while registering 175 points … Scored 55 goals during the 1992-93 season … He ranked 1st on the team in goals and points … Made his only OHL playoff appearance in 1993 and played in 16 games with 11 goals and 29 points … Played 62 games in 1991-92 and ranked second on the team in goals (27) and points (66).

TRANSACTIONS
Acquired by the Lightning from Florida on 6/13/07 in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2007 or 2008 NHL Entry Draft … Signed with FLA as a free agent on 8/12/05 … Traded to COL along with Ossi Vaananen and a 2nd-round pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft for Derek Morris and Keith Ballard on 3/8/2004 … Acquired by PHX from BUF with a 4th-round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draftin exchange for Daniel Briere and PHX’s 3rd-round choice in 2004 … Acquired by BUF from Tampa Bay with a 2nd-round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Cory Sarich, Wayne Primeau, Brian Holzinger and BUF’s 3rd-round choice in the 2000 draft … Traded from PHI to TBL with Mike Sillinger in exchange for Mikael Renberg and Daymond Langkow 12/12/98 … Signed with PHI as a free agent on 8/14/97 … Drafted by Tampa Bay in the 1st-round, 3rd overall, at the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Chris and his wife, Stephanie, have a son named Zachary … His favorite player growing up was Wayne Gretzky … His cousin, Josh Gratton, plays for the Phoenix Coyotes … He is an avid golfer and his favorite vacation spot is Las Vegas.

FIRSTS
Game:     NHL – 10/6/93 at NJ
    Lightning - 10/6/93 at NJ
Goal:     NHL – 10/20/93 vs. LAK
    Lightning - 10/20/93 vs. LAK
Assist: NHL – 10/7/93 at NYR
    Lightning - 10/7/93 at NYR

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:        3 (10/12/96 at TOR)
Season:         30 (1996-97)
Multi-Goal Games:        13
    In 2006-07:     1 (2/24/07 vs. BOS, 2g)
Hat Tricks:         1
Streak:        
    In 2006-07:     None

Assists
Game:         3 (3 times, last – 2/7/06 at WSH)
Season:         40 (1997-98)
Streak:         5 (3 times, last – 12/5-12/15/97, 5a)
    In 2006-07:     3 (2/22-2/27/07, 3a)
   
Points
Game:        4 (2 times, last – 12/18/02 vs. BOS)
Season:         62 (1996-97, 1997-98)
Multi-Point Games:    113
    In 2006-07:     6 (last – 3/17/07 vs. NYI, 0g-2a)
Streak:         8 (12/31-1/13/97, 4g-7a)
    In 2006-07:     3 (2/22-2/27/07, 2g-3a)

Games Played Streak:         291 (4/8/95-12/23/98)
Most PIM in a Game:         29 (3/16/1998 vs. TOR)
Most Shots in a Game:     8 (2 times, last – 3/4/03 vs. WSH)