AHL Today: Milwaukee signs Triston Grant, Rob Madore

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The Milwaukee Admirals have signed forward Triston Grant and goaltender Rob Madore to one-year AHL contracts. Triston Grant has spent the past two seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins, winning the Calder Cup in the 2012-13 season. Rob Madore backstopped the Cincinnati Cyclones to the Kelly Cup Finals, earning playoff MVP honors.

The 30-year old Grant returns to the Admirals after four seasons, having spent time with the Rochester Americans, Oklahoma City Barons, and the Grand Rapids Griffins. This will mark Grant’s tenth season in the American Hockey League, where he has 127 points in 561 career AHL games. With 1565 career AHL penalty minutes, Grant has hit at least 100 PIM in each season he has played.

Prior to first stint with the Admirals, Grant spent three seasons with the Philadelphia Phantoms. He has 11 NHL games under his belt with both the Flyers and Predators. He earned one assist and 19 penalty minutes.

Madore joins the Admirals for his third full professional season. Last year, Madore earned call-ups to Charlotte and Binghamton, playing one game for the Checkers. He then signed an AHL deal for the remainder of last season with the San Antonio Rampage, playing in seven games for them. Madore earned a 17-12-1 record for Cincinnati during the regular season, while going 14-10 during the playoffs.

Madore spent the 2012-13 season splitting time between the Checkers, Florida Everblades, and the Evansville IceMen.