Although Ridly Greig’s goal of making Team Canada for the World Junior Hockey Championships ultimately came up short due to complications from COVID-19, 2020 has ended off on a solid note for the star forward from Lethbridge, AB.
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) December 29, 2020
After Greig was drafted 28th overall by Ottawa at this year’s NHL Draft, the Brandon Wheat King star has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL club.
In a release on whl.ca, Brandon Wheat Kings General Manager Darren Ritchie had the following to say on the news of Greig’s signing.
“The Wheat Kings are really happy for Ridly and his entire family,” said Ritchie. “He has worked hard for this and it’s great to see him get rewarded for it. I know that he understands that there’s more work to be done but he has to be extremely excited for this opportunity.”
Greig had an all-star season last year with Brandon — one in which he produced 60 points — 26 of which were goals. Ridly was first drafted by Brandon back in 2017, eighth overall. In 123 WHL regular-season contests, he has 96 points.
The signing of Ridly comes just days after the organization signed Tim Stutzle to an entry-level contract. Tim is currently playing on Team Germany in the Edmonton bubble.