Birthdate: 02/08/1993 (22)
Acquired: 2nd round selection (#33 overall) 2011 NHL Entry Draft
2014-15 Team/League: Florida Panthers (NHL) / San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Size: 5'6"; 181 lbs.
Contract Status: RFA at end of 2016-2017 season ($925,000 AAV)
Grimaldi is a top-flight NHL hockey player in a small package. He is a terrific skater, both with and without the puck. His quickness and acceleration are truly high end and he has the agility to match. His shot is deadly, and his passing skills are professional grade. Grimaldi is a tireless worker and often the most competitive player on the ice. His combination of puck skills, compete level and explosive skating give him everything he needs to overcome any issues he might have because of his size. - Hockey's Future
The talent is obvious, and anyone who watches Grimaldi can see that he has the skills to become an elite scorer at the NHL level.
His underlying metrics through the seven NHL games that he played seem to back this up, as well. His score adjusted relative shot attempts percentage was +11.5%, which leads all Florida Panthers skaters (with no minutes played limit, of course).
Now, to think that Grimaldi would have such a high rel SAT-percentage if he played a full season just isn’t accurate, but based on scouting reports and what teammates have said about him, it’s safe to suggest that he could be a positive possession player for the Panthers in 2015-2016...
Regardless of what happens in 2015-2016, it’s clear that Grimaldi has high end potential, and could be a very productive member of the Florida Panthers in the future. He’ll have to impress management at training camp in order to make the roster, but both groups could reap the rewards if the 5’6 forward shows that he has what it takes to showcase his talents in the NHL this season. - Today's Slapshot
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