Graves wins hardest shot event at AHL skills competition

Published on February 1, 2016

Former Charlottetown Islanders defenceman Ryan Graves won the hardest shot competition Sunday at the AHL All-Star skills competition.

The 20-year-old Yarmouth, N.S., native won the CCM hardest shot contest with a blast of 103.4 miles per hour.

Graves has five goals and 10 assists in 45 games in his rookie season with the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Graves was the P.E.I. Rocket’s first-round pick in 2011. He played 169 games during parts of three seasons in Charlottetown. He was traded in 2014 and went to back-to-back Memorial Cups with the Val-d’Or Foreurs and Quebec Remparts.