FORMER ST. MARYS LINCOLN GRIFFITH SCORES FIRST NHL GOAL

Seth Griffith (born January 4, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player under contract with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. He was selected by Boston in the 5th round (131st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Griffith is rated as a top prospect who is currently playing with the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League. Griffith was rewarded for his outstanding play during the 2012–13 OHL season by being named to the OHL’s First All-Star Team.

Griffith’s first career NHL goal was scored on October 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts against the San Jose Sharks.  The goal was scored 4:50 into the third period assisted by David Krejci and Milan Lucic, his goal tied the game at 3-3 sparking a 5-3 comeback Bruin win.

Griffith played one game with the Chatham Maroons in the 2008-09 season before joining the 2009-10 St. Marys Lincolns full time as a London Knight draft pick.  As a Lincoln, Griffith scored 43 times in his rookie year adding 35 assists for 78 points and 56 penalty minutes in 49 games.

He was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Year and was selected as the First All Star Team centre and well as the centre for the Rookie All Star Team.

Griffith holds Lincolns records for most powerplay goals in a season (23), most powerplay goals in a season by a rookie (23) and most goals by a rookie (43).

In three years with the Knights Griffith amassed 102 goals, 129 assists and 231 points in 207 games with 131 penalty minutes earning an OHL First All Star Team selection in 2012-13.  He also represented Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships.

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