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#16 Grant Musselman - Defenceman

Career
1980/82 - Sarnia
1982/95 - Oshawa Bruins

Grant Musselman began his career with a brief stint in Sarnia in 1980. Shortly thereafter, in 1982, he migrated east to play with one of the most revered franchises in OBHA history, the Oshawa Bruins. There he became an integral part of the most successful team that the Oshawa Ball Hockey League has ever produced as the 'Big Bad Bruins' claimed an unprecedented string of league titles as Musselman, a perennial allstar defenceman, emerged as one of the finest rearguards to ever play the game.

Grant Musselman stood tall along the blueline at 6'2". He was a tough, stay-at-home defender who exhibited dexterity and precision marksmanship. The anchor on arguably the best powerplay that the game of ball hockey has ever witnessed, was a perennial league allstar and was a member of the Bruins 1986 OBHA AAA Provincial Championship team. He was selected the tournament's most Outstanding Defenceman in Hamilton that year.

Grant Musselman , who is now retired from the game on the pavement, remains involved on the ice in a coaching capacity at the AAA level in Oshawa where he continues to extoll the virtues and benefits of ball hockey to his players.

Grant Musselman was inherently dedicated and comitted to the game of ball hockey throughout his 15 year career. He was a consumate professional who was well recognized and respected by his teammates and opponents alike. He was a genuine competitor and true champion of the game who is indeed one of the premier practitioners in the history of "Orange Ball" who has earned his rightful place in the OBHA Players Hall of Fame.