Gregory Chase

Unrestricted Free Agent
Photo courtesy of www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com

Fantasy Summary

Checking-line forward with limited offensive numbers


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 1, 1995
Height 6‘0”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 7; Overall: 188

Observations

June 2018 – The 23-year-old forward spent most of this season in the ECHL where he scored 17 points in 17 games but didn’t have similar success in the AHL where he scored just five points in 24 games. Chase’s entry level contract expires on July 1st and he’s unlikely to receive a qualifying offer from the Panthers. You can feel comfortable forgetting him at this point.  Jokke Nevalainen

October 2017- After struggling at the start of the 2015-16 season, Chase was sent from Bakersfield to Norfolk of the ECHL. Once demoted, the Canadian winger had a pretty good year, putting up 18 goals and 19 assists in 43 games. That season propelled him to be a regular in 2016-17 in the AHL. Playing in 48 games he picked up three goals and 11 assists. He has yet to suit up for a game this season. Spencer Pomoty

September 2016 – After his first full professional year of hockey where he split time with Norfolk (ECHL) and Bakersfield (AHL), Chase will be looking to solidify a spot in the AHL this upcoming season. Last year it seemed like he had a hard time translating his production and scrappiness that he utilized in the WHL to AHL ice. Hopefully Chase will be able to regain his confidence and return his game that made him a top Oilers prospect out of the WHL. Brayden Sully

March 2015 – After a turbulent start to his season, Chase finished with 20 goals and 59 points in 61 games. The major production drop-off from his previous season could be due to the deep Royals roster or a more concerning issue, his discipline. With controversy brewing earlier in the year that Chase wasn’t performing according to his coach, the trade to the Royals soon followed. It will be interesting to see how he responds in the playoffs as a veteran presence on a sturdy Victoria team. Chase and the Victoria Royals are entering the first round of the WHL playoffs as the second seed in the B.C division, they take on Prince George. Tyler Thomson

November 2014 – After “an ongoing disagreement with on-ice discipline issues” (Sun News Services) Greg Chase has been traded to the Victoria Royals. This comes after Chase demanded a trade following the Hitmen leaving him as a healthy scratch in front of family and friends in Saskatoon. The relationship between the Hitmen and Chase has been less than ideal for some time now so the change of scenery should be beneficial. Chase has six goals and 23 points in 23 games this season. Tyler Thomson

August 2014 – Chase has impressed during Canada’s World Junior Championship development camp, enough to be a lock for at least the winter camp and a legitimate shot at the team. A lot of his increased production last year came because of increased opportunity, and the knocks on his skating haven’t quieted much. His most likely role in the NHL at this point, if he makes it, is as an agitating third liner with some scoring upside. – Austin Wallace

April 2014 – Greg Chase has continued to show steady growth through his junior career excelling with the Calgary Hitmen. After being drafted in the seventh round he has continued to surprise, as he tied for first in points on his team with Brady Brassart, who signed with the Minnesota Wild in March 2014. Chase finished the season with 35 goals and 50 assists in 70 games. His offensive skills have come from his speed and his ability to get to the front of the net. He was also able to improve on both sides of the ice finishing as with a plus-29, an improvement the Oilers organization was looking for. He has changed from the typical agitator view to a player who is capable on both sides of rink, earning the “Hardest Working Hitman” four times throughout the season (most on the team). He led his team to the playoffs sitting second in the conference behind the rival Oil Kings, only to be upset in six games by the Kootenay Ice. Greg Chase was recently brought over to the AHL to help OKC on a push towards the playoffs, the first underage player to do so since Jordan Eberle in 2009. Although he is not an enforcer like his Uncle, former NHLer Kelly Chase, he is very good at getting opponents off their game. – Jake Patterson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Sherwood Park Flyers Bantam AAA AMBHL 29 3 11 14 34 |          
 2009-2010 Sherwood Park Flyers Bantam AAA AMBHL 33 42 35 77 72 | Playoffs 5 5 10 15
  Sherwood Park Squires Minor Mdgt AMMHL 3 1 0 1 2 |          
 2010-2011 Sherwood Park Kings Midget AAA AMHL 30 24 15 39 64 | Playoffs 12 7 3 10 36 
  Calgary Hitmen WHL 5 0 0 0 6 |          
  Team Alberta CWG 6 3 2 5 12 |          
 2011-2012 Calgary Hitmen WHL 60 6 22 28 41 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 11 
  Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 5 1 5 6 8 |          
 2012-2013 Calgary Hitmen WHL 69 17 32 49 58 | Playoffs 17 3 7 10 24 
 2013-2014 Calgary Hitmen WHL 70 35 50 85 83 | Playoffs 6 4 5 9
  Oklahoma City Barons AHL 5 1 0 1 4 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 2 0 2 0 |          
 2014-2015 Calgary Hitmen WHL 15 2 13 15 20 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Victoria Royals WHL 46 18 26 44 39 | Playoffs 10 7 4 11
  Oklahoma City Barons AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
 2015-2016 Bakersfield Condors AHL 19 1 6 7 25 |          
  Norfolk Admirals ECHL 43 18 19 37 46 |          
 2016-2017 Bakersfield Condors AHL 48 3 11 14 12 |          
 2017-2018 Bakersfield Condors AHL 1 0 0 0 4 |          
  Wichita Thunder ECHL 17 7 10 17 10 |          
  Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 24 2 3 5 6 |          
 2018-2019 Wichita Thunder ECHL 10 1 5 6 12 |          
  Allen Americans ECHL 13 1 2 3 19 |          
  Maine Mariners ECHL 41 21 21 42 72 |          
  Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 5 0 0 0 4 |          

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