Grant Lewis

Grant Lewis

Hometown:

Upper St. Clair Pennsylvania

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-01-20

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

2nd round (40th overall), 2004 by ATL

Weight:

196 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Lewis got very little press playing for an Ivy League school, but was a rock for Dartmouth College again this year after coming back from an ankle injury.  Dartmouth won a share of the ECAC regular season title.

2003-04: Lewis had an outstanding rookie year at Dartmouth with 25 points (3 goals, 22 assists) playing in all 34 games. His 25 points was the second highest total among freshmen in a single season in Dartmouth history. He also led all Dartmouth rookies and defensemen in that category. His 22 assists tied him for first on the team in that category. His 0.74 points per game ranked him eighth among all defensemen and eighteenth among all rookies in the nation. He was twice named ECAC Rookie of the Week and earned a spot on the ECAC All-Rookie Team. He also earned a spot on the ECAC All-Conference First Team, the only freshman to do so. He was also the only freshman to be named to the All-Ivy League First Team as well as the New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team.

Prior to arriving at Dartmouth, Lewis played part of the 2002-03 season for the Pittsburgh Forge (NAHL) where he had nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 50 games played. In the early part of the 2002-03 season, he played midget hockey. He was twice named to Mid-American teams (16 and 17 year olds) that participated in the United States National Selects Festivals.

Hockey’s Future’s July 2006 feature on Lewis.

Talent Analysis
Lewis is best in his own end, intensively guarding his net.  He's physical and likes to mix it up.  Good anticipation and vision.  Makes a good outlet pass.  His skating is fine, but doesn't win in short sprints.  His biggest weakness is his shooting.  He usually wrists the puck on net, but not hard.  Rarely takes a slap shot.  Patient defensively and doesn't run around.
Future
Offensive defender.

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