Jordan Greenway

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Jordan Greenway
Born (1997-02-16) February 16, 1997 (age 21)
Canton, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 229 lb (104 kg; 16 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Minnesota Wild
National team  United States
NHL Draft 50th overall, 2015
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2017–present

Jordan Greenway (born February 16, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the second round (50th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Internationally, Greenway has represented the United States at the 2017 IIHF World Championship and 2018 Winter Olympics, becoming the first African-American named to a US Olympic roster. In 2018, Greenway became the first player to play in the Olympic games, an NCAA tournament, and the Stanley Cup playoffs within the same season.

Playing career[edit]

Greenway began playing hockey in the Canton minor hockey association before going to play high school hockey in Minnesota at Shattuck-Saint Mary's[2] before joining the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (U.S. NTDP). As a member of the U.S. NTDP, he played the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL). Greenway's outstanding play was rewarded when he was invited to skate in the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.[3]

After his selection by the Wild in the NHL Entry Draft, Greenway played his freshman season for the Boston University Terriers in the 2015–16 season.[4] In his Junior year, Greenway was selected to the Hockey East Third All-Star Team after reaching the 30-point mark for the second season.[5][6] Greenway was also named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team after the 2018 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament along with teammates Jake Oettinger and Chad Krys.[7] On March 26, 2018, he signed a three year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild.[8] Greenway made his NHL debut the following day in a 2–1 loss to the Nashville Predators.[9][10] Greenway played his first career NHL playoff game in Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Winnipeg Jets.[11] By doing so, Greenway became the first player to play in the Olympic games, an NCAA tournament, and the Stanley Cup playoffs within the same season.[11] Greenway scored his first career NHL goal, and first playoff goal, on April 15 in a 6–2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.[12]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Switzerland
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Gold medal – first place 2014 Canada

Greenway first represented the United States in helping capture a gold medal at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.[13] He also won a gold medal as a member of Team USA at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships.[14]

At the conclusion of his sophomore season with the Terriers, Greenway was named to the senior United States team for the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Germany and France.

On January 1, Greenway was announced as a member of the United States Olympic Hockey Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Greenway was the first African-American ice hockey player to ever be listed to a U.S. Olympic hockey roster.[15][16]

Personal life[edit]

His brother, James, was drafted 72nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Shattuck-Saint Mary's Midget AAA 46 23 39 62 96
2013–14 U.S. National Development Team USHL 33 10 16 26 61
2014–15 U.S. National Development Team USHL 22 5 15 20 16
2015–16 Boston University HE 39 5 21 26 58 1 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Boston University HE 37 10 21 31 82 2 0 1 1 4
2017–18 Boston University HE 36 13 22 35 52
2017–18 Minnesota Wild NHL 6 0 1 1 0 5 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 6 0 1 1 0 5 1 1 2 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States U17 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 3 2 5 12
2015 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 6 7 4
2017 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 3 5 8 2
2017 United States WC 5th 8 0 0 0 0
2018 United States OG 7th 5 1 0 1 10
Junior totals 20 7 13 20 18
Senior totals 13 1 0 1 10

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game 2014 [18]
International
World U-17 Hockey Challenge (Gold medal) 2014 [19]
IIHF World U18 Championship (Gold medal) 2015 [20]
IIHF World U20 Championship (Gold medal) 2017 [21]
College
All-Hockey East Third All-Star Team 2018 [5]
All-Tournament Team 2018 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan Greenway – The Next Ones: Draft Prospect Profile". thehockeywriters.com. 2015-04-05. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  2. ^ "Beyond Tomorrow: Greenway the latest Shattuck product with shot at the NHL". Hockey'sFuture.com. 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  3. ^ "All-American Prospects Game breeds competition". National Hockey League. 2014-01-15. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  4. ^ "US National U18 Star Greenway awaits chance to join Terriers". Daily Free Press. 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  5. ^ a b "Six Terriers Earn Hockey East Year-End Honors". goterriers.com. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hockey East announces All-Star Teams, All-Rookie Team, seven individual awards". uscho.com. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLAIMS HOCKEY EAST CROWN WITH 2-0 WIN OVER PROVIDENCE". hockeyeastonline.com. March 17, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Wild sign forward Jordan Greenway to entry-level deal". sportsnet.ca. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Wild at Predators preview". NHL.com. March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Predators defeat Wild in shootout, extend NHL points lead". NHL.com. March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Myers, Dan (April 11, 2018). "Postgame Hat Trick: Jets 3, Wild 2". NHL.com. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Wild claw back into series with lopsided Game 3 victory over Jets". cbc.ca. April 15, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "3 Stars of the Day". Hockey Canada. 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  14. ^ "U18s: US Drops Canada, Advances to Gold Medal Game". sbncollegehockey.com. April 25, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  15. ^ "Veteran Chris Bourque, newcomer Jordan Greenway among U.S. Olympic players worth watching". ESPN.com. January 19, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  16. ^ Golen, Jimmy (February 8, 2018). "Long-awaited hockey milestone happened suddenly for Greenway". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  17. ^ Brownscombe, Alec (June 25, 2016). "James Greenway selected 72nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs". mapleleafshotstove.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  18. ^ "Eichel Highlights All-American Prospects Roster". sbncollegehockey.com. 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  19. ^ "Prospect of Interest: The 411 on Jordan Greenway". Sportsnet.ca. 2015-06-07. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  20. ^ "Americans capture second straight gold at U18 Worlds". bchockeyhub.ca. 2015-06-07. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  21. ^ "Teams – 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2017-01-16.

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