Todd Griffith

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Todd Griffith
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Born (1985-01-27) January 27, 1985 (age 39)
Welland, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Toledo Walleye
Reading Royals
Johnstown Chiefs
South Carolina Stingrays
Bakersfield Condors
Wichita Thunder
Laredo Bucks
Missouri Mavericks
Texas Brahmas
Newcastle Vipers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 20052013

Todd Griffith (born January 27, 1985) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward.


Playing career

Griffith spent time playing Junior Hockey for the Welland Cougars of the Golden Horseshoe Junior Hockey League and the Belleville Bulls, Owen Sound Attack, and Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League. [1]

Griffith began his professional career with the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League during the 2005-06 season. [1] During the 2006-07 Ice Hockey season, Griffith played 48 games for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL and 1 game for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. [1]

During the 2007–08 season, Griffith remained in the ECHL, playing for the Condors and the South Carolina Stingrays. [1] [2] For the 2008-09 Ice Hockey season, Griffith began the season with the Newcastle Vipers of the EIHL, before leaving the team to join the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL. [2] [3]

On May 22, 2009, after being with the Chiefs in the interim, Griffith re-signed with the Newcastle Vipers. [3] On October 24, 2009, Griffith left the Vipers again, signing with the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League on January 8, 2010. [4] [5] On November 3, 2010, Griffith was traded by the Bucks to the Texas Brahmas, also of the Central Hockey League, in exchange for Jeff Hazelwood. [6] On February 4, 2011, for the second time during the 2010-2011 season, Griffith was traded, along with Steven Later, to the Missouri Mavericks in exchange for Sean Muncy. [7]

On September 8, 2011, Griffith re-joined the Bucks by signing with the team. [8] On December 11, 2011, Griffith signed with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. [9] On January 29, 2012, Griffith was traded by the Royals to the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL in exchange for Aaron Lewicki and Ryan Blair. [10] On November 19, 2012, Griffith was released by the Walleye. [11] On November 24, 2012, Griffith was signed by the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League. [12]

Todd also played Jr.B Lacrosse for the Welland Warlords for 2 seasons. Racking up over 200 PIM in under 10 games over those 2 seasons. Legend has it he brought a sledgehammer to center floor in a game against the Six Nations Warriors Jr.B club. Griffith was best known as the toughest player in the league to ever to wear a cascade helmet

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeague GP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2001–02 Welland Cougars GHL 271071737
2002–03 Belleville Bulls OHL 5171853701119
2003–04 Belleville BullsOHL37961546
2003–04 Owen Sound Attack OHL286172250222
2004–05 Kingston Frontenacs OHL6826325853
2005–06 Kingston FrontenacsOHL55312657111622412
2005-06 Laredo Bucks CHL 72130
2006–07 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 462617439320116
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 10002
2007–08 Bakersfield CondorsECHL4313162990
2007–08 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL1266121691012
2008–09 Newcastle Vipers EIHL 291472175
2008–09 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL291091997
2009–10 Newcastle VipersEIHL1336939
2009–10 Laredo BucksCHL3312152727763911
2010–11 Texas Brahmas CHL16561179
2010–11 Missouri Mavericks CHL241411251970444
2011–12 Laredo BucksCHL12571239
2011–12 Reading Royals ECHL1453823
2011–12 Toledo Walleye ECHL241292156
2012–13 Toledo WalleyeECHL40005
2012–13 Wichita Thunder CHL25911203962137
AHL totals10002
ECHL totals1727260132380111128
CHL totals110455095203271091922
EIHL totals42171330114

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