Friday, December 27, 2013

NTDP U17 wing Greenway commits; BU adds size & skill for 2015

Jordan Greenway, a 6-4, 212 lb. left wing playing for the USNDTP U17s and among the top 1997 birthdate forwards, has committed to BU for 2015. He becomes the third Terrier recruit in recent months with connections to premier prep program Shattuck St. Mary’s.
Last season, Greenway, a native of Potsdam, N.Y., rang up a 23-39-62 scoring line in 46 games for the SSM U16s.  Last month, Shattuck Prep left wing Chase Phelps committed to BU for next season, while Clayton Keller a sophomore center for Shattuck Prep verballed in late August for 2016.

A “smooth skater with an explosive first couple of steps,” according to USHR, with athleticism, “high-end skills” (AHR), soft hands, and excellent vision, he currently has eight goals and 11 assists in 24 games for the U17s, who begin the World U17 Challenge tomorrow (more below).

Greenway, who was the OHL Plymouth Whalers #1 draft pick this past April, had been ranked the #2 uncommitted prospect by two months ago.  

 #2. 97 F Jordan Greenway – NTDP U17 – 6’4 – 214 When Greenway is on, there’s no stopping the behemoth of a skater from dominating with a deadly combination of size and skill on the puck. Some questioned Greenway’s ability to bring it shift-to-shift last season playing U16s, but with the NTDP this year the 1st round pick of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers is more than proving his name. Would be an assertive force in college hockey from day one of freshman year.

Amateur Hockey Report scouted him in a USHL game against Des Moines this past October:

Scouted on October 26, 2013: Des Moines @ US NTDP Select-17 (USHL)
Jordan Greenway is the total package forward. 6'05 and 215 pounds and still only 16. Is patient enough to wait for passing lanes to open. Anticipates at a level that allows him to know where those lanes will part. Knows when to shoot and when to pass. Demonstrates good stickhandling ability and the will to drive to the net. A stout protector of the puck. Regularly gets a leg in front of oncoming stick swipes. Contains immense strength throughout his body; it shows in his skating stride and shooting ability. What a player.  AHR Rating: AAA

Greenway joins U17 teammate Charles McAvoy, Chicago Mission defenseman Vas Kolias, Youngstown Phantoms center Maxim Letunov and Austin Prep center Bobo Carpenter in BU’s 2015 recruit class, which is likely to be ranked among the nation’s best.

● SBNation report

World U17 Challenge
Greenway, McAvoy and their NTDP U17 teammates are in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for the World U17 Challenge. Team USA takes on Quebec in an exhibition game tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Preliminary round games begin Sunday with the U.S. taking on Russia in a game that will be lived streamed (also available on demand) by Fast Hockey. Puck drop is 1 p.m.  Greenway is #38 and McAvoy is #41.

WJC News
Today, Friday, is  photo day at the World Junior Championships. USA Hockey reports
Tomorrow, Team USA is back on the ice, taking on Slovakia, which thrashed Germany, 9-2, in its opener. The game begins at 7:30 a.m. ET, airs live on NHL Network and is being streamed on
● USA Hockey: Slovakia game preview with TV, streaming and Live Stats links; game notes
● NHL Network game schedule
● United States of Hockey Slovakia preview; Czech Republic recap
● IIHF recap of U.S-Czech Republic game

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