One of our Arrows is headed for New Jersey. Mike Grier '93, P'22 has been named an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils. However, this is not his first experience in the National Hockey League.
Grier was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 1993 NHL Draft, becoming the first U.S.-born and U.S.-trained African-American player in the NHL. He played 1,060 regular-season games in the NHL during 14 seasons on four different teams, compiling 162 goals and 383 total points. Grier is a parent to rising freshman Jayden, and has volunteered the past few years as an assistant coach for the St. Sebastian's varsity hockey team, working with the players and passing on his knowledge of the game. While in school along Greendale Ave, Grier was part of back-to-back ISL championship teams and won a National Championship with Boston University in 1995. Grier has also been working as a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks for the past four years. While in New Jersey, Coach Grier will work with fellow Arrows, Brian Boyle '03 who is a center for the team, and Michael Regan '07 who is the video coach.