Admirals’ Rocco Grimaldi Named AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, MA- The American Hockey League announced that Rocco Grimaldi of the Milwaukee Admirals was named Player of the Week after recording 10 points in 3 games and 3 wins for the period ending January 23, 2022.

Last Monday afternoon, Grimaldi notched a goal and an assist in the third period to secure the Admirals’ 3-0 win at Iowa. On Wednesday night, he posted a goal and two assists during the second period before setting up the overtime winner in Milwaukee’s 4-3 victory over Texas. And on Saturday, Grimaldi’s second career AHL hat trick highlighted another four-point night as the Admirals knocked off Grand Rapids, 5-2.

Grimaldi Scores Four, Preds Set Records in Win Over Red Wings

NASHVILLE, TN – Rocco Grimaldi did his part to rewrite the Predators’ record books on Thursday night.

Grimaldi tallied his first-career hat trick in just 2:34 in the first period – and he finished with four goals in total – as Nashville cruised to a 7-1 win over Detroit to complete a two-game sweep of the Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds their third consecutive win and a 5-1-0 mark in the past six outings.

Nashville exploded to score four goals within a 2:34 span before Thursday’s game was eight minutes old, and that outburst, along with Grimaldi’s franchise-record-tying four goals for himself, gave the Predators yet another satisfactory effort to win game No. 16 on the season.

And, of course, Grimaldi, who scored all four goals with his hockey stick he named Trudy, had himself a night.

Predators Sign Rocco Grimaldi to Two-Year Contract

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Monday that the team has signed forward Rocco Grimaldi to a two-year, $4 million contract that will see him earn $2 million in both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.

Grimaldi, 27 (2/8/93), is in the midst of the best statistical season of his NHL career, having already established careers highs in goals (10), assists (20), points (30) and games played (58). His 30 points are the seventh-most on the Predators and the fifth-most among team forwards this season, his second with the franchise. He’s posted five multi-point outings in 2019-20, including a career-best three-point (3a) performance on Oct. 29 versus Chicago, as well as two separate three-game point streaks.

Arbitrator awards Grimaldi $1M after breakout season with Predators

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has signed forward Rocco Grimaldi to a one-year, $1 million contract. The terms of the contract were based on the award of an independent arbitrator who heard the case on August 4.

Grimaldi, 26 (2/8/93), established career highs in games played (53), goals (5), assists (8) and points (13) this season with the Predators, his first with the club. He skated in 33 more games than his previous career high of 20, set in 2015-16 with the Florida Panthers. The 5-foot-6, 180-pound right wing averaged 10:00 of ice time and added two multi-point games this season on Dec. 31 at Washington (1g-1a) and March 5 vs. Minnesota (2a). He also recorded a career-best four-game point streak from Dec. 31, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019 in which he tallied two goals and two assists. Grimaldi skated in five of Nashville’s Stanley Cup Playoff games and led the team in goals with three, his first career postseason points. Additionally, he appeared in 10 games for the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, tallying four goals and 11 points.

PHWA Names Rocco Grimaldi as Predators 2019 Masterton Nominee

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Predators forward Rocco Grimaldi has been named the team’s nominee for the 2019 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA). The trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Considering those qualifications, there’s no one better to receive the nod than Grimaldi.

After starting the 2018-19 season with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, Grimaldi got the call to Nashville on Oct. 25 – and with the exception of a quick down-and-back around Thanksgiving, the 26-year-old has been a full-time NHLer for the first time.

Schmaltz and Grimaldi Named to 2018 AHL All-Star Game

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The American Hockey League announced today the playing rosters for the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino, to be held January 28-29 in Utica, N.Y.

Each of the AHL’s four divisions will be represented by 12 players. Rosters were determined by committees of AHL coaches, and all 30 AHL teams are represented by at least one All-Star.

The 2018 rosters feature 37 first-time AHL All-Stars, seven former first-round draft choices and 12 more second-rounders. In addition, 25 of the All-Stars named have been recalled to the National Hockey League already this season.

Grimaldi Named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that San Antonio Rampage forward Rocco Grimaldi has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 29, 2017.
In three games last week, Grimaldi scored four goals – two of them game-winners – and added an assist for five points to go with a plus-4 rating.
Grimaldi recorded his first three-point night of the season on Wednesday, including scoring two third-period goals in a 6-2 win over Rockford. On Friday night he scored two more goals against Ontario, breaking a tie late in the third period and then netting the decisive goal in overtime for a 5-4 Rampage victory, and on Saturday he registered a game-high six shots on goal in a 4-3 setback vs. Ontario.