2008-09: Tommy Grant appeared in 32 of 35 games as a sophomore for Alaska-Anchorage. He led the Seawolves with 15 goals and had 10 assists. Grant was +8 on a team that finished 9th in the 10-team WCHA and had 54 PMs.
2009-10: Grant was second in points for Alaska-Anchorage with a team-high 17 assists in his junior season with the Seawolves. He scored 9 goals (second on an offensively-challenged Seawolves team that won just 11 games). Grant also racked up 42 PMs and was a -18 plus/minus – a figure partially attributable to Alaska-Anchorage's struggles.
2010-11: Grant signed an entry-level, free-agent contract with the Rangers in March 2011 and made his pro debut with the AHL Connecticut Whale after finishing his college career. Grant had 3 assists and was -1 with 2 PMs in seven regular season games for the Whale and then skated in all six AHL playoff games in the first round series with Portland. He scored his first pro goal to open the scoring in Game 3. Grant scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -1 with 6 PMs in the playoffs. Prior to signing with the Rangers Grant skated in all 37 games for Alaska-Anchorage and was the WCHA team's leading scorer with 16 goals and 16 assists with a -7 plus/minus, 57 PMs and five game-winning goals.
2011-12: Grant skated in 72 games for Rangers' AHL affiliate Connecticut in his first pro season. He scored 11 goals with 12 assists and was plus-three with 39 penalty minutes. Connecticut finished second in the Northeast Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Grant had 1 assist and was minus-one with 4 penalty minutes in eight playoff games.
Grant has good size, and is an offensive player, who has good hands and strong sense of competition.
Grant has been dealt in a post-NHL lockout deal to the San Jose Sharks in a deal that brings Brandon Mashinter to the New York Rangers.