Grant David “Knobby” Warwick was a professionalice hockeyright winger who played 9 seasons in the National Hockey League. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1942. Grant is the brother of Bill Warwick.
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Warwick started playing with the hometown team Regina Abbots in the Southern Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. He gradually made his way up to the Regina Rangers of the Southern Saskatchewan Hockey League and won an Allan Cup with the team in 1940–41.
Warwick made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers in 1941–42. In his first season of play, he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy for top rookie in the league. In 1947–48 after seven seasons with the Rangers and playing in the 1947NHL All-Star Game, Warwick was traded to the Boston Bruins for Billy Taylor and future considerations. The Bruins kept Warwick until 1948–49, when he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. Early in the season in 1949–50, Warwick broke his nose and spent the rest of the season in the American Hockey League with the Buffalo Bisons.
Warwick would not return to the NHL again. He spent two more seasons with the Bisons before moving on to the Maritime Major Hockey League for one season. Next season, Warwick moved on to the Okanagan Senior Hockey League and played for the Penticton V’s. He had great success with the V’s and was selected to the OSHL First All-Star Team four times in his four seasons of play. Warwick also won his second Allan Cup in 1953–54 with the V’s.
In 1955, the Penticton V’s were chosen to represent Team Canada at the World Ice Hockey Championships. Warwick at the time was a player and also the coach. The V’s made it all the way to the gold medal game where they faced off against the Soviet Union. Warwick and his team played well and they beat the Soviet Union 5–0 to win the gold medal.
After the gold medal victory, Warwick spent one more season with the V’s before moving on with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the Western International Hockey League. He stayed in Trail for only one season before returning to the OSHL. Warwick would retire after playing 49 games with the Kamloops Chiefs.