The last report states the New York Islanders have agreed to terms with recently acquired restricted free agent forward, A.J. Greer on a one-year deal.
A couple of weeks ago the New York Islanders made an interesting trade, they acquired forward A.J. Greer from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ Captain Kyle Burroughs. One interesting note about this trade was both players, at the time, were RFA’s and both teams needed to strike deals with each respective player.
According to Puck Pedia, the Islanders and Greer have finally come to terms on a new one-year deal.
Greer’s new contract guarantees him $125,000. He will get the league minimum ($700,000) if he plays with the Islanders next season, but if he stays in Bridgeport he will make $100,000.
The 23 year old Canadian was drafted in the second round of the 2015 draft. He made his NHL debut with the Avalanche back in the 2016-2017 season. Since then most of professional game time has come in AHL games, while still playing a minority of games with Colorado.
In Greer’s five-year professional career, he has played 37 NHL games with a total of six points and 47 penalty minutes. In his time in the AHL, Greer has amassed 58 goals and 69 assists, for a total of 127 points in 199 games.
Greer’s last NHL action came back on February 23, 2019 against Nashville. In that season, Greer played 15 times with the Avalanche and has yet to play in an NHL season since. Greer will definitely be hungry to push for a roster spot on the Islanders.
Greer will be eligible for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft and will be a free agent at the end of upcoming season.
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This reported signing is still only a report from a reliable source. The deal becomes official when the Islanders announce the deal. We could see an announcement as soon as today or in the coming days.
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