Grimaldi Pitches College Hockey

College Hockey Inc., held a showcase for prospective players in southern California on Thursday, and Rocco Grimaldi stopped by to give his thoughts on playing college hockey. He also told a little-known story. Grimaldi said he almost left the NTDP early to go play major juniors. “It didn’t work out and I’m glad it didn’t,”…
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Grimaldi Scores First NHL Goal

Rocco Grimaldi scored his first NHL goal on Saturday night for the Florida Panthers against the Nashville Predators. Grimaldi’s goal came against Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne. On the play, a shot from the wall hit traffic in front and popped out to Grimaldi, who one-timed it past Rinne to make it 2-1 Nashville. A few…
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Grimaldi Plays Two Games In One Day

Former UND forward Rocco Grimaldi pulled off a very rare feat Tuesday — he played in an AHL game and in an NHL game in the same day. Grimaldi started the day by playing a 2 p.m. game in San Antonio. After the second period, he was called off the ice. Because of an illness,…
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Grimaldi Makes NHL Debut

Former UND forward Rocco Grimaldi made his NHL debut Saturday night for the Florida Panthers against the Philadelphia Flyers. Grimaldi wore his favorite number — No. 23 — while skating at center between Tomas Fleischmann and Jussi Jokinen. Grimaldi played 6:11, all at even strength, registering one shot on goal and one hit. His first…
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More On The Grimaldi Signing

UND sophomore forward Rocco Grimaldi signed a three-year deal with the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, giving up his final two years of college eligibility. What does that mean for UND next season? I think it means that UND, once again, isn’t going to blow anyone away with its skill level up front and it will…
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