Joe Grimaldi (D)
2007-08: Began his journeyman pro debut season with ECHL Elmiraâ€¦Played two games with the Jackals before being loaned to AHL Rochester on 10/26â€¦Recorded only a high-sticking major and four shots in his two-game AHL debut with the Americansâ€¦Returned to Elmira on 10/28â€¦Scored first career goal on 10/31 vs. Cincinnatiâ€¦Assisted on two goals on 11/4 at Readingâ€¦Assisted on five goals in four games from 11/16 to 11/20, including a season-high three goals on 11/20 at Gwinnettâ€¦ Loaned for a second time, this time to AHL Albany on 12/15â€¦Played in only one game, serving seven minutes in penalties, five stemming from his first AHL fight with Bridgeportâ€™s Joe Rullier on 12/16â€¦Returned again to Elmira on 12/17â€¦Earned six more assists through five games from 12/28 to 1/4, before finishing his time as a Jackal with two goals and 12 assistsâ€¦ Signed with Fresno on 1/22â€¦Appeared in only 10 games with the Falcons, registering one goal and one assist, along with 15 PIMâ€¦Traded to Gwinnett on 2/19â€¦Scored only goal with the Gladiators on 3/8 against Augustaâ€¦Assisted on only three goals with the team, all of which came against the Columbia Inferno (one on 3/15 and two on 4/4)â€¦Finished season in ECHL with a total four goals, 17 assists, and 142 PIM in 67 gamesâ€¦Signed to a PTO with Peoria on 4/7â€¦
LAST SEASON: Completed junior league career with Ottawa 67â€™sâ€¦Recorded first two points of the season (both assists) on 10/1 vs. Kingstonâ€¦Had a playmaker weekend from 12/7 to 12/10, assists on eight goals in that spanâ€¦Scored only two goals on the season, one each against Sault Ste. Marie on 10/29 and Kingston on 11/28â€¦Finished second again behind blueliner Derek Joslin for assists (34) and points (36)â€¦Led the team in PIM with career high 185 minutesâ€¦Would appear in all five Ottawa playoff games against Belleville, earning only one assist and 16 PIM.
CAREER: 2005-06: Began the season with the UNO Mavericksâ€¦Earned first assist of the season at Michigan State on 11/11â€¦Notched two more assists on 11/19 against Alaska Fairbanksâ€¦Recorded last assist as a Maverick on 12/2 vs. Ferris Stateâ€¦Signed with Ottawa of the OHLâ€¦Made junior league debut on 1/12 at Mississauga, scoring his first goal (PPG)â€¦Recorded one goal and three assists on back-to-back nights against Peterborough on 1/20 and 1/21â€¦Went on a four-game point streak from 1/29 to 2/8, earning an assist in each gameâ€¦Recorded three goals (including one PPG) and two assists in three back-to-back games from 2-12 to 2-17â€¦Finished the season with seven goals and 14 assists, with the teamâ€™s 6th most PIM (81)â€¦Appeared in six playoff games with the 67â€™s, tying Derek Joslin with the most points among blueliners with sixâ€¦ 2004-05: Joined the U. of Nebraska-Omaha for his first of two seasonsâ€¦Earned three points, including his first two career goals, one of which was on the powerplay, on 12/11 vs. Lake Superior Stateâ€¦Scored one goal â€“ a powerplay goal and game-winner â€“ on 1/7 vs. Northern Michiganâ€¦Assisted on two goals on 2/26 versus Alaska Fairbanksâ€¦Finished the season with four goals (all at home, including 2 GW and 2 PP) and 14 assists (most among UNO defensemen)â€¦ 2002-04: Appeared in 53 games with the USN Under-18 Teamâ€¦Recorded only five assistsâ€¦Led the team with 146 PIM in 2002-03