By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 12/02/2011

The Oklahoma City Barons signed forward Triston Grant to a standard players contract, Barons General Manager Bill Scott announced today.

Grant, a 6-2, 215-pounder from Neepawa, Manitoba has played in 14 of the Barons 21 games this season, registering six points (4-2-6) and serving 50 penalty minutes.  The 27-year old has played in 407 games in the professional ranks, scoring 93 points (40-53-93) and serving 1,172 penalty minutes.  Originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round (286th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Grant has played 11 games in the NHL with Philadelphia and Nashville.

Prior to turning pro, he played five seasons in the Western Hockey League with Lethbridge and Vancouver.  In 291 games over those five seasons, he amassed 87 points (52-35-87) and served 898 penalty minutes.

“Triston has worked very hard over the past two months and he has earned this contract through his play on the ice and leadership off the ice,” said Scott.  “Triston has shown us that he does many things very well; he is defensively responsible, he keeps other teams honest with his toughness, and his work along the walls has created opportunities for him to chip in offensively.”

The Barons begin a home-and-home series with the San Antonio Rampage tonight at the Cox Convention Center at 7 p.m.  Tickets start at $10.

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