The Afternoon Shift – Oct. 13

Doug Janik/Photo by David Guralnick-Detroit News

When the NHL season opened last Thursday, the names of two dozen former Griffins could be found on the rosters of 13 of the league’s 30 teams. During the 2009-10 campaign, 42 Griffins alumni combined to score 176 goals in the NHL. Starting today and continuing throughout this season, The Afternoon Shift will link to the highlight video of every NHL goal scored by a former Griffin. Scroll down for the show.

On Tuesday, defenseman Doug Janik became the first of what will surely be many players from the 2010-11 Griffins to skate in the NHL this season, dropping the gloves against Cody McLeod in Detroit’s 5-4 shootout loss to Colorado. To see a complete list of Grand Rapids’ graduates, visit the NHL alumni page at

Today’s Griffins link:

AHL links:

Alumni news and notes:

Video: NHL alumni goals


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