John Grant Jr is an absolute legend. Because we were curious, we asked John Grant Jr what John Grant Jr’s favorite plays are from his career. The result? Watch the video below.
John Grant Jr.’s Favorite Plays
Junior was known in Rochester for his unforgettable shots that almost always found a way to go in. I specifically remember him scoring a one-handed shot, underhand and behind his legs! The entire arena jumped and was shaking at the foundation. He was always ‘that’ kind of player; when he had the ball you were on the edge of your seat! And when the game was on the line you 100% put the ball in his stick and let him do his thing, because he always found a way to do it.
Off the turf Junior was an amazing man and was always reachable in and around Rochester for anything. He was always approachable and always professional. He took pride in representing the city of Rochester and was always a fan favorite. When the fans heard that his number would be retired and sent to the rafters they were very excited and overjoyed for him.
John Grant Jr., 44, most recently played for the Ohio Machine in 2016 and scored 10 goals in the team’s final regular-season game. He announced his intentions to retire on April 19, 2017, and served as the Denver Outlaws’ offensive coordinator for the 2017 and ’18 seasons. Grant Jr. will continue to coordinate the Outlaws’ offense in 2019 as a Player-Coach.
A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Grant Jr. played three seasons with Denver (2014-16) and totaled 112 points (59 goals, 53 assists) in 28 games. Grant Jr. also played for the Rattlers (2001, ’05-08), Nationals (2009-11), Lizards (2011), Bayhawks (2012-13) and Machine (2016).
The 6-2, 220-pound attackman was named MLL’s Most Valuable Player in 2007 and ‘08 and won five MLL Championships with four different teams (Rattlers, 2008; Nationals, 2009; Bayhawks, 2012-13; Outlaws, 2014).