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Michael James Grier (born January 5, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played professionally for the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, and San Jose Sharks. With the 1996–97 season, Grier became the NHL's first African-American player born and trained in the United States.

His father is Bobby Grier, who is the Associate Director of Pro Personnel for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to that, Bobby Grier was a running back coach, director of pro scouting, and vice-president of player personnel for the New England Patriots of the NFL. (The elder Grier is not to be confused with Bobby Grier who broke the color barrier in the 1956 Sugar Bowl.) Mike's brother is Chris Grier, Director of College Scouting for the Miami Dolphins. Another notable athlete in his family is Pro Bowl NFL Defensive Lineman Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier.

Grier was raised in the Boston area, where he attended and played hockey at St. Sebastian's School.

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