Tony Granato

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Coach
SexMale
Full nameAnthony Lewis "Tony"•Granato
Used nameTony•Granato
Born25 July 1964 in Hinsdale, Illinois (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsWisconsin Badgers, Madison (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Tony Granato played at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1986, and then started a long NHL career, eventually playing from 1988-2001, with various teams. Granato started out with the New York Rangers, who had drafted him, then played seven seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, before finishing his career with five years for the San Jose Sharks. In his career, Granato played in 773 games, scoring 248 goals, and 492 points. Internationally, Granato only played in one Winter Olympics, but was on US teams at the 1983 and 1984 World Junior Championships, and played at the 1985-87 World Championships. After his playing career ended, Granato entered coaching, serving as head coach in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche from 2002-04 and again in 2008-09. He has also had various stints as an assistant coach in the NHL, and in 2015 became head coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin. Granato’s sister, Cammi Granato, is often considered the best ever female American hockey player, and she played for the US at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Tony Granato
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 7

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2018 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Tony Granato
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 7

Olympic family relations