Noah Gregor

San Jose Sharks
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Fantasy Summary

Needs to put on weight, but projects as an effective two-way pivot in the middle of the lineup.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 28, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 111

Observations

October 2019 – After winning a WHL championship last season with the Prince Albert Raiders, and having the best statistical season of his young career with 88 points (43G-45A) in 63 games, Gregor has earned his first call up to the big league. The powerful forward almost made the team out of training camp, and Sharks coach Pete DeBoer has said he really likes Gregor’s speed off the wing. His NHL certainty remains middle of the road, but Sharks fans can expect to see him split time between the AHL and the big club if the Sharks forwards get into injury trouble.   Alex Howes

 

September 2019 – Gregor played well enough during the Sharks’ rookie camp to increase his stock heading into the season. Barracuda coach Roy Sommer consistently mentioned Gregor’s name as one of their best players during the camp. It stands to reason that Gregor will carve himself out a top-six spot on the Barracuda and could push for an NHL call up as early as this season. Chris Legg

 

June 2019 – Gregor finished his WHL career with a bang, posting a beautiful assist on the game 7 overtime, series winning goal in the WHL Championship. Gregor racked up 293 points in his 257 total WHL games. He now turns pro and he will have his work cut out for him, battling for a spot on a crowded Barracuda team. He has the skill and if he can adjust quickly, his goal-scoring ability should secure him a roster spot. Chris Legg

February 2019 – Gregor found himself benched during a game against the Brandon Wheat Kings last Friday, the Raiders head coach cited work ethic as the reason. Apparently the shot in the arm worked for Gregor as he put up four points in the following game, leading his team to a win over the Moose Jaw Warriors. He has 77 points in 53 games so far this season, as an over-ager playing for a very talented Raiders team. The puck skills are there for Gregor, but if he’s going to succeed at the NHL or even the AHL level his work ethic will need to be there as well. For now, Gregor is not a prospect to really get excited about, but he is a player to watch at the AHL level next season to see if his game has improved. Chris Legg

 

October 2018 – Gregor will play for the Prince Albert Raiders this season after being cut from the San Jose Barracuda. It’s not an ideal landing spot for Gregor, who falls victim to a ridiculous amount of forward depth for the Sharks organization at the AHL level. However, the Sharks feel his development would be better served by another year of lighting up the WHL, than a year spent in the AHL press box or the ECHL. Gregor is a gifted offensive playmaker, but we already know he can light up the WHL. We’ll have to wait at least another year to see if he can do it at the next level. I’m leery of most prospects that can’t make the AHL at 20 years old, however Gregor could have made the AHL on merit. Play the waiting game with him for now. Chris Legg

July 2018 – The Sharks inked Noah Gregor, their 4th round pick from 2016, to an entry level contract back in April of 2018. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Gregor has shown tremendous offensive potential during his time in the WHL. Gregor started the year with the Moose Jaw Warriors and ended it with the Victoria Royals, the team that drafted him. Eligible for the AHL this season, Gregor will finish his WHL career at just over a point per game pace with 205 points in 194 games. Gregor is a skilled forward with high upside, the biggest concern with him is his injury history. If Gregor can stay healthy and bring his offensive production to the AHL, it’s not unreasonable to expect to see him in a Sharks jersey sooner than later. Chris Legg

November 2017 – Noah Gregor continues to progress with the Moose Jaw Warriors. He is currently sitting on nine goals and 15 assists in 17 games for the Warriors and was held pointless in two contests in the Russia/Canada series. He still has not signed his entry-level contract with the Sharks but plenty of time is left before the draft to get that part done. Gregor has top-nine potential and has shown growth each season since his draft year. Gregor is currently on pace for a 101 point season playing on the Warriors top line. Zachary DeVine

January 2017 – Once again it looks like San Jose reached into the latter stages of the NHL entry draft and plucked a talented, responsible center who can play in a variety of situations and up and down the lineup. Gregor was a point-per-game player last year for Moose Jaw and is ahead of that pace already with the WHL’s regular season over the halfway mark. The versatile pivot was the anchor on Moose Jaw’s second line and was impressive in his defensive play as well as offensive ability once the play turned up ice. Gregor recently underwent a “minor” knee procedure stemming from an injury suffered Jan. 7 against the Regina Pats. He is expected to return to the Warriors in late February. Zachary DeVine

June 2016 – The San Jose Sharks selected Noah Gregor with the 111th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft as the young center slid to the fourth round.  Gregor was projected as a second or third round selection, and the Sharks got good value late in the fourth round.  Last year for the Moose Jaw Warriors in the WHL, Gregor recorded 82 points in 82 combined regular and postseason contests. Skating with Dryden Hunt and Brayden Point, Gregor was a responsible center which likely hurt his point totals some. However, he has an excellent shot and shows good offensive instincts as well. His patience and confidence with the puck on his stick is something that stands out as well. Gregor will need to pack on some mass, as at 174 pounds, despite an ability to work the corners, he lost more battles than you would like.  

Gregor is a 200-foot player that competes in all three zones and uses solid hockey sense and above average skating and often in the right place at the right time. After breaking his collarbone in his rookie campaign and missing the majority of the season, Gregor was able to bounce back and played on the Warriors top line. Gregor will likely return to Moose Jaw for his third WHL season. Zachary DeVine


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Leduc Oil Kings Bantam AAA AMBHL 30 9 16 25 38 |          
 2012-2013 Leduc Oil Kings Bantam AAA AMBHL 30 43 25 68 64 | Playoffs 6 4 5 9 14 
  Team Northeast Alberta Cup 5 3 7 10 2 |          
  Leduc Oil Kings Minor Midget AAA AMMHL 2 1 3 4 0 |          
 2013-2014 Leduc Oil Kings Midget AAA AMHL 35 21 30 51 26 |          
 2014-2015 Team Black U17-Dev 3 2 1 3 2 |          
  Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 10 2 4 6 0 |          
 2015-2016 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 28 45 73 33 | Playoffs 10 3 6 9
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 0 2 2 2 |          
 2016-2017 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 52 27 34 61 29 | Playoffs 7 2 0 2
 2017-2018 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 30 14 22 36 27 |          
  Victoria Royals WHL 30 15 14 29 29 | Playoffs 11 6 6 12
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  WHL All-Stars Canada/Russia Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 63 43 45 88 38 | Playoffs 23 13 11 24 10 
  Prince Albert Raiders M-Cup 3 2 3 5 0 |          
 2019-2020 San Jose Sharks NHL 10 0 0 0 2 |          
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 3 1 2 3 0 |          

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