Islanders Acquire Greer From Colorado

Islanders Acquire Greer From Colorado

Oct 11, 2020

The New York Islanders announced Sunday that forward A.J. Greer has been acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Kyle Burroughs.


Greer, 23, recorded 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists) in 47 games with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season. He ranked fifth on the team in goals and sixth in points, one year after finishing second on the Eagles with a career-high 44 points (19 goals, 25 assists) in 54 games in 2018-19.


A native of Joliette, Que., Greer has collected six points (one goal, five assists) in 37 career NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche. The fifth-year pro also has 127 points (58 goals, 69 assists) in 199 AHL games with Colorado and the San Antonio Rampage. He was selected to the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic and won the 2016-17 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the AHL’s Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the San Antonio community.


Prior to turning pro, Greer played parts of two seasons with Boston University and 33 regular-season games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Greer added 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) in 20 playoff games in 2015-16, helping Rouyn-Noranda win the QMJHL championship. The 6’3, 205-pound winger led Boston University to a Hockey East title in 2014-15.

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