Stu Grimson

A former NHL “enforcer” for the Nashville Predators has found a somewhat gentler profession in his retirement.

Stu Grimson, who racked up more than 2,000 penalty minutes over his 13-year career, joined Van Meter Insurance as a corporate counsel in October.

Grimson, who played for several NHL teams including the Predators, his last team, from 1989 to 2002, studied to become a lawyer after his retirement.

After retiring, Grimson finished his undergraduate degree and began work on a law degree. He completed his law degree in December 2005 at the University of Memphis Law School. He was In-House Counsel for the NHL PLayer’s Association from 2006 to 2008 and then worked for the Nashville law firm of Kay, Griffin, Enkema & Brothers, PLLC until 2012.

Preds fans might know him for the work he did after that, when he was the on-air color commentator for the Preds on Fox Sports South and 102.5 The Game.

He lives in Nashville with his wife and four daughters.

It was with the help of another local business, Wendell Robert Recruiting in Brentwood, that Grimson secured his new job in Franklin.

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