Some fans may know Stu Grimson just from his time in the Nashville Predators broadcast booth. However, he signed as a free agent with the team on July 2, 2001. It was his only season with the Predators and the last of his career. He managed 30 games, missing time due to concussions and subsequently retired at the end of the season.
It was a memorable signing because Grimson was one of the elite enforcers of his time. You knew what you were getting when he signed to play. In 729 games played, he totaled a whopping 2113 penalty minutes. Seems like a lot, but it’s only the 44th most in NHL history. He was a heck-of-a fighter and a good broadcaster. He certainly left a mark in his time with the Nashville Predators.