6/24/14 5:22 PM
Denver Outlaws attack man John Grant Jr. broke into the league in 2001 in a big way. He scored 41 goals and totaled 59 points in the league’s inaugural season and captured the Offensive Player of the Year Award.
Save for a few more gray hairs, not much has changed for Grant since his first year in the league. Now, at 39 years old, Grant is still dominating opponents. The University of Delaware graduate has 21 points on nine goals and 12 assists this season, and his stick skills haven’t gone anywhere — still frustrating the opposition with behind-the-back shots and acrobatic passes.
In his 11 years in the league, Grant has been named MLL MVP twice (2007-2008) and Offensive Player of the Year three times (2001, 2007-2008). He’s also won four MLL titles in his career and is ranked third all-time in scoring and points with 262 goals and 424 points, respectively.
Grant is a three-time MLL all-star and also has plays in the NLL for the Colorado Mammoth. He has been named the NLL’s MVP twice and has collected a Champions Cup.
The former MLL Rookie of the Year will be playing in his fifth World Championships for Canada — it’s become a bit of a tradition for the Grant family. Grant’s father, John Grant Sr., helped Canada win gold in 1978. Grant Jr. carried on the family’s legacy, winning a gold medal in the 2006 championships.
“When my dad won I was four (years old),” Grant said. “To finally get (gold) in 2006 was one of the best achievements of my career. I’d love to have another one.”
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