There has been some big talk surrounding one of the Minnesota Wild's biggest prospects. Jordan Greenway became a household name within the hockey community when he brought his huge frame to the 2016-17 World Juniors Tournament for team USA. With Greenway having decided to take his 6’6” frame back to Boston University for his Junior season with the Terriers, Wild fans will have to wait a little while longer to see him on the ice at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Greenway, a product of Shattuck-St. Mary’s, had a coming out party over his last season. Between doubling his goal total from 5 his Freshmen year to 10 in his Sophomore campaign, to racking up 8 points off 3 goals and 5 assists in a gold medal performance for Team USA at the 2017 World Junior Tournament, Greenway seems to have the talent to turn pro at his leisure.
“I really want to have an impact when I get here, I don’t just want to blend in. I think going back to school will help me do that.” Jordan Greenway - Courtesy of the Pioneer Press
The 230-pound winger commands attention on the ice. He skates really well, and another year at the college level should really help him refine his game to the point where when he turns pro he can hit the ground running. Although he was held off the score sheet during the 2017 World Championship for a 5th place Team USA, his season long performance at BU proved this kid is worthy of all the hype. Greenway is skilled on the puck, he can a score, he can skate, all that and he is a behemoth on the ice.
His transitions between leagues as he has grown up show that when he does make the move to turn pro, he should have very little trouble adapting at a higher level.
Jordan Greenway career stats
|2010-11||Shattuck St. Mary's Bantam T1||Bantam||61||12||46||58||40|
|2011-12||Shattuck St. Mary's Bantam T1||Bantam||60||52||74||126||92|
|Shattuck St. Mary's Bantam T1||HPBHL||15||11||17||28||20|
|2012-13||Shattuck St. Mary's U16||Midget||46||23||39||62||96|
|U.S. National U17 Team||USDP||52||16||25||41||116|
|U.S. National U18 Team||USDP||53||9||34||43||50|
Jordan Greenway came to the Wild organization courtesy of the 2015 NHL Entry draft. He was selected 50th overall in the 2nd round and his stock has rose both around hockey circles and right here at Hockey Wilderness. Greenway ranked in at 17 in his inaugural Top 25 Under 25 year, last season he came in at number 11, and this season we’ve got him ranked at 7.
For Greenway, his road into a permanent spot with the Minnesota Wild got a little less crowded over the summer when the organization dealt Alex Tuch to the Vegas Golden Knights in an effort to get them to stay away from some other prized assets in the Expansion Draft over the Summer. We’ll give you Alex Tuch if you select Erik Haula in the draft, ok? The payoff to the mob that was the Golden Knights acquired the Wild the protection they wanted in the draft, and was thought to be a deft deal executed by GM Chuck Fletcher.
With the Wild’s other big power forward prospect out of the way, the approach for Greenway is cleared out for when he decides to turn pro. With more projected growth this season in the NCAA, one would think Greenway should have a good chance of making the squad right out of camp.