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Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 5’11"
Weight: 182 lbs
Birth Date: 01/31/1984
Birth Place: Potsdam, Germany
Acquired: NHL Entry Draft
Draft Team & Year: Montreal Canadiens in 2004
Draft Round: 5th
Overall Choice: 150th
Salary: $675,000

Scouting Report

Strengths: Is highly talented offensively. He
can skate well and make plays happen.
Weaknesses: Like many of the other Habs’
forwards, Grabovsky is small. He plays well for a small player but the
potential for injury is a concern.
Projected Role: He has the potential to become a 2nd-line center in the NHL, but will have
to work hard to make up for his size disadvantage.


This is the first season the Mikhail Grabovsky will play in North America
after spending the beginning of his career in the Russian Super League. Both
Grabovsky and his agent believed that the young center was NHL ready when he
came to training camp this season, but a shoulder injury prevented him from
playing out the exhibition schedule. Upon his return from the injury, he was
assigned to Hamilton where he has played 16 games thus far, scoring 3 goals
and 10 assists for 10 points while collecting 10 PIM.