From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Josh Gratton (born September 9, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who is currently on a trial with Ässät of the Liiga after previously playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). His cousin is former NHL forward Chris Gratton.
Undrafted, Gratton was first signed to a NHL contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on July 27, 2004.
On March 9, 2006, Gratton was traded along with two second round draft picks to the Phoenix Coyotes for Denis Gauthier. He scored his first NHL goal as a Coyote on April 11, 2006 against the Colorado Avalanche.
On February 28, 2008, Gratton was traded along with Fredrik Sjöström and David LeNeveu from the Phoenix Coyotes to the New York Rangers for Marcel Hossa and Al Montoya. Gratton was then assigned to the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford.
On July 9, 2008 the Nashville Predators signed Gratton to a one-year, two-way contract. After starting the 2008–09 season with the Predators' affiliate, Milwaukee Admirals, Gratton returned to Philadelphia when he was traded in exchange for Tim Ramholt on October 30, 2008.
For his participation in a mass brawl against Avangard Omsk on December 10, 2010, he was suspended for 15 games.
On October 1, 2014, Gratton returned to compete in North America for the first time in four years, in accepting a try-out contract with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL to begin the 2014–15 season. Gratton secured a one-year contract with the Monarchs and 46 games added 13 points and an physical edge from the fourth line. Gratton appeared in 7 post-season games in helping the Monarch capture their first Calder Cup in their final AHL season.
On August 17, 2015, Gratton returned abroad, agreeing to an initial try-out contract with Finnish club, Ässät Pori of the Liiga.
|2003–04||San Diego Gulls||ECHL||30||4||6||10||239||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||21||2||2||4||69||8||0||0||0||35|
|2006–07||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||3||1||1||2||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||38||5||9||14||124||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||20||6||6||12||72||4||0||1||1||11|
|2012–13||Rødovre Mighty Bulls||DEN||2||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Calder Cup (Philadelphia Phantoms)||2005|
|Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs)||2015|||
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