Victoria forward agrees to NHL Entry Level Contract with San Jose.
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 6, 2018
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals would like to congratulate forward Noah Gregor who has agreed to a three-year entry level contract with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) San Jose Sharks.
San Jose selected Gregor in the fourth round, 111th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The native of Beaumont, AB, who is participating in his third WHL Playoffs, currently sits third in team scoring with 10 points (4g-6a) in seven post-season games.
The 6-0, 188 lb forward was reacquired by the Royals from the Moose Jaw Warriors in December and recorded 36 points (29g-36a) in 30 regular season games with Victoria. In 60 contests, spilt between the Royals and Warriors this regular season, Gregor registered 65 points (29g-36a). In November, he was a member of Team WHL at the CIBC Canada Russia Series.
Last season, Gregor finished fourth in team scoring with Moose Jaw as he registered 27 goals and 34 assists for 61 points in just 52 contests. During the 2015-16 season, he tallied a career high 73 points (28g-45) as he finished the year as the Eastern Conference recipient for the Rookie of the Year.
Gregor has spent his WHL career split between the Royals and Warriors where he has played in 194 regular season games and scored 205 points (86g-119a). He has also recorded 21 points (9g-12a) in 24 career playoff contests.
The 1998-born forward was originally selected by Victoria in the third round, 55th overall, at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. He was traded to the Warriors in 2014 in a deal that saw the Royals receive defenceman Travis Brown.
The Royals will battle the Tri-City Americans tonight and tomorrow night for Game 1 & 2 in Round 2 of the 2018 WHL Playoffs. Puck drop for both contests is set for 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.