Former Bulldog Goaltender Rob Granett Signed To ATO Contract By AHL's Iowa Wild
Big Rapids, Mich. - Former Ferris State University goaltender Rob Granett was signed to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) contract by the American Hockey League's (AHL) Iowa Wild on Thursday (April 2) and dressed for the squad's road contest the same night against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena.
Iowa is the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild. Granett was one of only two goaltenders in uniform, but did not see game action in the Wild's 6-1 setback in Grand Rapids to the Griffins, who are the AHL's reigning Calder Cup Champions and coached by a former Ferris State player and assistant coach in Jeff Blashill.
Granett spent three seasons with the Bulldogs from 2010-13 and was a member of the school's NCAA Frozen Four squad that reached the national championship game and won the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Regular-Season Championship in 2011-12.
As a senior a year ago during the 2012-13 season, Granett saw action in a 7-3 home win over Mercyhurst in the Bulldogs' first outing at the Ewigleben Ice Arena while making six saves and allowing only a single goal. The contest marked his lone regular-season action of his Bulldog career.
The 6-2, 185-pound Granett is a native of Clarkson, Mich., and was a Dean's Academic Award recipient during his three-year career at Ferris State. Prior to FSU, he posted a 20-3-0 mark in net for the Yellowstone Quake of the Northern Pacific Junior A Hockey League in the 2008-09 season.
The Wild, who own a 26-31-6-4 overall record to date this year, are next slated to play on Friday (April 4) night at 8 p.m. (ET) against Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Wisconsin.