Michael James Grier (born January 5, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired ice hockey right winger and left winger that played for the Boston University Terriers as well as playing for 15 seasons in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks and the Buffalo Sabres. He was picked by the St. Louis Blues with the 219th overall pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He is African American and is one of a small number of black hockey players in the league. He is also the first African American NHL player that was born and trained in the United States.
January 5, 1975|
Detroit, MI, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Right wing/Left wing|
San Jose Sharks
|National team||United States|
219th overall, 1993|
St. Louis Blues
On July 5th 2022, Grier became the general manager for the San Jose Sharks. He is the first black general manager in NHL history.
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