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Raiders acquire Sharks’ prospect Gregor from Royals

Jonathon Howe/Victoria Royals

 

The Prince Albert Raiders added some serious offensive potential talent to their roster Wednesday, acquiring the rights to San Jose Sharks prospect Noah Gregor from the Victoria Royals in exchange for conditional compensation.

Gregor, a 6-foot-0, 188-pound product of Beaumont, Alta. comes back to the East Division after his second stint with the Royals in his WHL career. Gregor was originally selected by the Royals in the third round, 55th overall, of the 2013 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. He was then dealt to the Moose Jaw Warriors, where he made his debut in the 2014-15 season.

After 164 games in a Warriors uniform, Gregor was dealt back to Vancouver Island during the 2017-18 WHL regular season. In 60 games, split evenly between the two clubs, Gregor tallied 65 points (29G-36A), including 10 power-play goals, and five game-winning goals. In 11 WHL playoff games with the Royals this season, Gregor tallied 12 points (6G-6A), including two power-play goals and one game-winning goal as the Royals made it Round Two before falling to the Tri-City Americans.

Gregor was originally selected by the Sharks in the fourth round, 111th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Overall, Gregor has played in 194 WHL regular season games, tallying 205 points (86G-119A), including 32 power-play goals, 1 short-handed goal and 16 game-winning goals. In 28 career WHL playoff games, Gregor has 23 points (11G-12A), including two power-play goals and two game-winning goals.

“Noah is an impact player,” said Raiders General Manager Curtis Hunt. “Although he is a signed player, we felt it was worth the opportunity to acquire his rights. If he’s back, he will be a key player in our lineup.”

In April, Gregor signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Sharks.

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