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Graham Mink
Graham mink roc
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Washington Capitals
St. Louis Blues
Florida Panthers
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born May 21 1979 (1979-05-21) (age 37),
Stowe, VT, USA
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2001 – present

Graham Mink (born May 21, 1979 in Stowe, Vermont) is an American ice hockey Winger currently playing for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, Mink originally played hockey with Stowe High School, winning the Division III state championship in his sophomore year and Division II state championship in his senior year. After high school he attended Northfield Mount Herman school for a post graduate year. He then was a recruited walk on to play collegiate hockey with the University of Vermont in the ECAC. After an unimpressive freshman year, Mink gradually improved within the Catamounts and in his junior year placed second on the team in scoring with 17 goals and 29 points in 32 games. Just prior to his senior year in 2001–02, Mink was suspended from Vermont after he was arrested in an off campus fight. He subsequently left Vermont and turned pro, signing with the Portland Pirates on September 25, 2001.[1]

In his first professional season, Mink made his debut in the ECHL, appearing in 29 games with the Richmond Renegades before moving up to the Pirates. Following an impressive 34 points in 56 games, Mink was signed by their NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals for the 2002–03 season and continued to play for the Pirates and later on the Hershey Bears, helping them as an assistant captain to the 2006 and 2009 Calder Cups.

On July 8, 2009, Graham signed a two-year free agent deal with the Florida Panthers.[2] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans where he served as an alternate captain for the 2009–10 season.

On August 3, 2010, Mink was traded by the Panthers to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for T.J. Fast.[3]

On July 13, 2011, Mink left the Peoria Rivermen and signed a one-year deal to return to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 University of Vermont HE 27 4 2 6 34
1999–00 University of Vermont HE 17 7 4 11 18
2000–01 University of Vermont HE 32 17 12 29 52
2001–02 Richmond Renegades ECHL 29 8 9 17 78
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 56 17 17 34 50
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 71 22 15 37 115
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 68 18 19 37 74 3 0 1 1 4
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 63 18 21 39 86
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 43 21 19 40 50 21 8 13 21 29
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 61 31 32 63 52 6 1 5 6 8
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 71 24 31 55 67
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 68 32 27 59 101 22 7 8 15 16
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Rochester Americans AHL 67 20 17 37 86 6 3 2 5 23
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 70 24 26 50 122 4 0 0 0 10
AHL totals 638 227 224 451 703 62 19 29 48 90
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 2

PersonalEdit

In December 1999, while a Sophomore at the University of Vermont, Mink was named as a defendant in a hazing lawsuit brought by a former teammate against the school and members of the team.

On September 16, 2001, Mink was involved in an off-campus fight, in which he was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated assault. Mink was arraigned on November 15, and on June 23, 2003, he pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and served 30 days in jail.[4]

Mink is married to wife Cristina and has a son. He also has a real estate license in his home state of Vermont.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. After suspension, Vermont senior forward leaves team. USCHO.com (2001-09-21). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
  2. Florida Panthers sign RW Graham Mink. Florida Panthers (2009-07-08). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
  3. Pair of veterans in Rivermen's mix. pjstar.com (2010-08-03). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
  4. Former hockey star pleads guilty. WCAX-TV (2003-06-23). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
  5. Amerks.com to profile Graham Mink. Rochester Americans (2009-08-03). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.

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