Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jason Gregoire Turning Pro

Former Lincoln Stars standout Jason Gregoire has decided to forego his senior season of college hockey at North Dakota and enter the NHL Free Agency pool.

An article in the Grand Forks Herald has the details.

Since Gregoire is four years removed from his draft year (2007), he can take advantage of a rule that allows him to sign as a free agent with any NHL team if he is not signed within 30 days by the team that drafted him, the New York Islanders. So Gregoire will sign an NHL contract this summer, but it may or may not be with the Islanders. He won't officially sign with anyone until July.

Gregoire had 25 goals and 18 assists in 35 games in his junior season with the Fighting Sioux. I know Yeti and I, as well as many other Stars fans, consider him to be one of the greatest to ever wear the Black and Blue. He was a fun player to watch play the game and has carried it right into college, and will no doubt be doing the same in the Big Show someday soon. Congrats to Jason and good luck to him wherever he goes!

(Photo from Lincoln Journal Star)


Yeti said...

Thanks for the article, BT.

Yes, Gregs was in my opinion of the the best to ever wear the Stars uniform. He has dominated at the junior and college level, and it won't surprise me at all if he turns into a NHL star. Good luck to him in the pros.

nutz4puckz said...

Thats great news. Anxious to see where he ends up so I can get the jersey ordered!! Good luck Jason!