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#2 Garnet Exelby
Pos: Defense
D.O.B.: 8/16/81
From: Ste. Anne, MAN.
Height: 6'1
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Drafted: 1999 draft 8th rnd 217th overall by Atlanta (NHL)
Acquired: Signed to 1-yr contract by Detroit (NHL) 7/5/11
Plus: Puniahing hitter and feared bodychecker... Rugged stay at home defender... Not afraid to drop the gloves...
Minus: Penalty prone... Over 400 games NHL experience...
Organizational Comments: We tried to level the playing field in the physical department in the past here, and hopefully it was effective for us. With Garnet here now weve leveled the playing field with one guy. Its the way he plays, the way he competes on the ice hes tough. Hes got that edge to him and all the players in the league are aware of that. Griffins Head Coach Curt Fraser
What GRC says: Fall 2011: Exelby is a rough, tough physical defender who should help improve the Griffins' bottom of the league defensive game. He provides some depth to the organization, but should be a steadying force on the blueine in GR.
Role: Defensive Defenseman
Projection: NHL Third Pairing Defender


7/5/11 Signed to 1-yr contract by Detroit (NHL)
10/4/11 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)