"Derek is a physically strong forward who can hold the puck very well and will add both size and toughness to our team," the ZSC Lions' team manager Sven Leuenberger says. Derek Grant is 1.91m tall and weighs 95 kilograms.
In the past six seasons, the Canadian suited up for the Anaheim Ducks and the Philadelphia Flyers. Last season, he appeared in 46 games for the Ducks, in which he recorded 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists).
The upcoming season with the ZSC Lions will be his first outside of North America. Over the course of his professional career, he has only ever played in the AHL or the NHL.