DU Lands Colorado Native Grant Arnold

(above) Grant Arnold [#34] will bring a physical presence at forward next season

Grant Arnold
Forward Grant Arnold (6'2 215 lbs.) of the USHL Green Bay Gamblers has committed to the University of Denver. Arnold is the third player on the Gamblers roster to commit to the Pioneers, joining forward Conner Honey and defensemen Dakota Mermis.

In two seasons with the Gamblers, Arnold appeared in 101 games registering 13 goals and 19 assist. Last season, the Centennial, Colorado native played a pivotal role in his team reaching a 2nd straight Clark Cup Finals.

This season, Arnold was selected team captain by his teammates along with Max Hartner. At the 2011 Fall Classic, Arnold recorded his first hat trick in the USHL in a win over Tri-City 8-3.

Arnold is being coached this season in Green Bay by former DU assistant coach Derek Lalonde.
2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL)
D Dakota Mermis (Green Bay, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Garrett Allen (Unknown)
D Nolan Zajac (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Quentin Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Connor Honey (Green Bay, USHL)
F Grant Arnold (Green Bay, USHL)

2013 Recruiting Class

F Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars, USHL)
F Landon Smith (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Connor Chatham (U.S. Under-17)
F Ray Pigozzi (Des Moines, USHL)
D Will Butcher (U.S. Under-17)

2014 Recruiting Class

F Jared Fiegl (Colorado Rampage, U-16)
D Gage Ausmus (U.S. Under-17)
F Trevor Moore (Tri-Cities, USHL)


pesimisticfan said...

Def would say Arnold lost that fight

dggoddard said...

He took 20 shots just to land that haymaker. I like the spirit.

miller said...

looks like we have landed another candidate for the Bad Boyz Club

Anonymous said...

Bad Boyz Club - are you saying Grant has a criminal record? Isn’t that DG’s criteria for membership in the club?

GO_PIOS said...

I thought he was worked over pretty hard in that fight... I like the other guy's style though...We should get him!!!

Anonymous said...

I still find it wierd how guys can be allowed to fight in the juniors and like the USHL, but can't in college, which is the next level in the progression... then in the AHL or ECHL, they can fight again. I wish the USHL & those junior leagues banned fighting, then from college up to the NHL, they could fight. You'd think bad boy - maybe like this guy for instance, who developed a knack for it in the USHL or wherever, gets to college and kind of misses it. Then has to re-learn his hitting skills again if he went beyond college

Mike B said...

Should we be worried about Garrett Allen since his whereabouts are "Unknown"? Did he just pack up and hit the road with some supplies or is he not playing hockey the year before he comes to DU? Strange...