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March 2022 – As he has done in the past, the 25-year-old journeyman is putting up good numbers in the AHL after failing to do so in the NHL. Acquired by New Jersey in the trade that sent Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac to Long Island, Greer didn’t get a point in two games with the Devils this season. He does, however, have 17 scores and 22 helpers in 44 games with Utica. The former second-round draft pick still has time to stick in the NHL but he’s running out of chances. Mark Allan

April 2021 – Greer has just a goal and an assist in 10 appearances for the Sound Tigers. That’s well behind the pace of his 47-game, 32-point AHL output for the 2019-20 Colorado Eagles. Mark Allan

January 2021 – Greer was placed on waivers two days before the NHL season begins. Mark Allan

October 2020 – In one of many two-way contracts NHL teams are forcing on fringe players, Greer signed a one-year deal worth a $700,000 AAV for NHL games and one-seventh of that in the minors. Greer shouldn’t be surprised to play most of his games in the AHL, where he’s been reasonably productive. Mark Allan

October 2020 – Acquired from the Avalanche for AHL defenseman Kyle Burroughs in a swap of RFAs, Greer can be expected to continue his pro career in the minors. Two years younger than Burroughs, the 23-year-old had 32 points in 47 outings last season, roughly comparable to his production for the Colorado Eagles the previous campaign. He was bypassed for other injury-related callups and it seems the Avs had soured on him. Lacking leverage, the former second-round pick might have to settle for a two-way deal with the Isles in spite of his 37 NHL appearances. Mark Allan

October 2020 – Contrary to indications, the Avs have indeed issued a QO to RFA Greer. His 32 points in 47 AHL contests in 2019-20 was a production dip from the season prior, but the main issue is him getting leapfrogged by other call-up options. The team chose names like O’Connor and Dries and Megna instead of him when NHL injuries arose which is not a good sign for someone that had already received a couple auditions. Given the organization’s depth its extremely hard to see him getting an NHL opportunity in the near future in Colorado. Hayden Soboleski

October 2019 – 40 PIM in one game means that Greer is already close to matching last year’s total of 63 (we’ve learned that it is indeed possible to receive three game misconducts on a single play, when you leave the penalty box early to start a fight). He seems to have embraced the fact that his most likely route towards NHL games is by being an aggravating force who can impose himself on the opposition. Hayden Soboleski

September 2019 – Greer did earn himself a one-year two-way deal prior to training camp, however he has been reassigned to the AHL for the beginning of the season. He has passed through waivers unclaimed. After last-season’s failed attempts and failing to secure a spot in camp now, it it likely time to think about cutting bait on this multi-category power forward. It would take a contagion of roster openings for him to receive meaningful NHL minutes in the foreseeable future in Colorado. Hayden Soboleski

July 2019 – Greer has been arrested in New York city for assault reportedly involving a bar tab. This also happened the morning of his General Manager’s birthday, so it’s safe to say Greer may not be in the best standing with the organization going into 2019-20. The RFA has still not signed for the upcoming season and this may not have helped his negotiating power. Hayden Soboleski

February 2019 – Greer has scored his first NHL goal, a milestone for a player still struggling to be worthy of an NHL spot. Hayden Soboleski

December 2018 – As injuries continue to hit the Avs, Greer has again been recalled from the AHL. Dries has been the preferred call-up so far, and now that there is room for both wingers, Greer is seeing less TOI with only 5:52 on average. He brings a physical edge, but is clearly not expected to contribute much otherwise. Hayden Soboleski

November 2018 – Greer has been called up to the NHL as an injury fill-in. If his 5:00 TOI in his first appearance is any indicator, don’t expect a long stay or relevant minutes. That being said, his 8 points in 8 games for the AHL Eagles is his best showing so far as a pro, so there is definitely still a chance for development into a productive 4th-line gritty NHL forward. Hayden Soboleski


September 2018 – After a quiet camp and pre-season, Greer has been cut and assigned to the AHL. He is stagnating and being passed on the depth chart quickly, at this point its hard to envision Greer as more than a 4th-liner with minimal offensive upside. Hayden Soboleski


May 2018 – Greer got a few shots in 2017-18 but still needs to take the next step. He had ok AHL production considering he yo-yo-ed to and from the NHL a few times, but wasn’t necessarily better than he was as a rookie. In 17 NHL games, he managed only 3 points (all assists). To be fair, his ice time was abysmal in those games, but in 17 skates it was fair to expect more quantifiable value than just looking good once in a while. With the pipeline filled more than ever before, next training camp will be a very important one for Greer’s NHL-potential to stay alive. Hayden Soboleski


November 2017 – As the Avs become healthier once again, Greer has been sent down to the AHL. In six NHL games he put up only one point and six shots but 18 PIM. His edge has transferred to the NHL but his talent is taking a little more time, which is perfectly normal but frustrating for fantasy owners. He was in a decent linemate situation (usually Kerfoot and Yakupov), but saw on average only 8:10 TOI per night, so his lack of scoring isn’t surprising. The points will come once he’s used properly. Hayden Soboleski

October 2017 – Greer returned from injury just in time, after two assists in two AHL games he has been called up to the Avs following a series of middle-six injuries. Expect him to see third-line minutes on the wing, which will give him notable fantasy value (especially in multi-cat formats) playing alongside Landeskog. ​He may alo see 2nd-unit powerplay time but that remains to be seen. Hayden Soboleski September 2017 – After showing very well in training camp and preseason, Greer has suffered a concussion and is out indefinitely. This is terrible news, but hopefully short-lived. The Avs are deeper on the wings than last season so even if he returns soon its looking like another AHL year before Greer graduates to NHL power-forward status. Hayden Soboleski

April 2017 – After a fantastic season on and off the ice, Greer has won the AHL’s Yanick Dupre Award as Man of the Year. This award is given to the player with outstanding contributions to local community and charity, and shows why Greer is exactly the type of player the Avs want to have a big role in their rebuild. They can’t wait to see this guy in the NHL, and hope he earns a spot out of camp next season. Hayden Soboleski January 2017 – Greer has been named to the AHL All Star game. His 24 points in 30 games may not explode off the scoresheet, but he’s been a terrific force on a lowly San Antonio Team and is proving to a gem of a prospect. He will certainly earn more call-up opportunities by the end of the season and will likely be deplyed in the top-six when he is. Keep an eye out for this first year pro. Hayden Soboleski

November 2016 – Greer scored his first NHL point (an assist) in his second NHL game. He still projects to only remain in the NHL this year as an injury replacement, but he has looked good in the top-six alongside MacKinnon. He isn’t being credited with hits on the scoresheet but he is playing aggresively; management should be excited about his ability to play a similar game in the big league as he does successfully in the AHL. Hayden Soboleski

November 2016 – After an incredible start to his rookie AHL season, Greer has been called up to the NHL for the short term as an injury replacement. He may not play, depending on the status of the injured Matt Duchene, but seeing him rewarded for his outstanding ability to forecheck, drive play, get under opponents’ skin, and of course score (14 points in 13 games so far) is a very good sign for his standing in the organization. Hayden Soboleski

October 2016 – Greer will play the upcoming 2016-17 season in the AHL. He was very impressive in training camp and pre-season games, where his ability to apply a hard forecheck, score timely goals, and get under the skin of opponents will make him both a fan favorite and a valued team-member. If he is able to continue playing this strongly all season, he will puch for a roster spot next year, as the Avs will be very eager for this injection of energy. He will likely end up as a third-line player, but will have extra value in multi-category pools, and is worthy of being drafted in deep dynasty pools. Hayden Soboleski

May 2016 – There was an adjustment period when first transferring from the NCAA to the QMJHL, but he eventually settled in with a very respectable 27 points and 57 PIM in 33 games. Come playoffs, the power forward really found his game and became one of the champions’ top players and a goal-scoring force. As the only true power-forward in the Avalanche system, management will surely be keeping an eye on Greer, and he will have a clear-cut role to fill with little internal competition when he makes the jump to the pros. Expect a push out of training camp, but the likeliest outcome is another year in junior and at least one in the AHL to prepare himself for the much tougher job of a power-forward in the pros. Hayden Soboleski

December 2015 – Greer is leaving Boston of the NCAA to play for the Huskies of the QMJHL, alongside several fellow Avalanche prospects. He had five points in 18 games for Boston, and hopes to translate his power-forward game to the very competitive Huskies team. Hayden Soboleski June 2015 – Avs take Greer 39th overall. Boasts a little bit of everything, and although likely earmarked for several years of development, he has the potential to make big strides and move up quickly through the depth chart (in a perfect world). Dobber June 2015 – The 6-foot-2 winger from Joliette, Quebec is one of the more intriguing prospects in the 2015 draft. Greer has the size, skating, and skills to be a big time player at the next level. His 2013-14 season really put him on the map, as he posted 63 points in just 34 games including 24 goals while attending Kimbell Union Academy. His seven points last season for BU showed us he is raw, but he will develop. He does a lot of the little things very well already (fore checking, positioning, work ethic, responsible play), but he needs to learn how to take charge offensively, something that will happen as he gains confidence and experience. Expect him to post big numbers before his NCAA career is over starting as early as 2015-16 as he earns more opportunity. Michael Barrett

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 14, 1996
Height 6‘3”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 2; Overall: 39


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Lanaudière PionniersQC Int PW3 3 14 0|        
 2011-2012 Collège Esther-Blondin PhénixQM18AAA42 15 1328 75|Playoffs13 7 310