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Moose Sign Forward Greg Meireles for 2021-22

Photos courtesy of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and Kitchener Rangers

Moose Sign Forward Greg Meireles for 2021-22

On Thursday afternoon, the Manitoba Moose announced that the team has signed 22-year-old forward Greg Meireles to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the upcoming season.

Meireles made his professional hockey debut last season with the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits while also dabbling within the AHL for three games with the Syracuse Crunch. He put up 10 goals and 24 points in 31 games with Greenville. He is still searching for his first career AHL point.

The Ottawa, ON. product spent his junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers, skating in 244 regular season games where he put up 99 goals and 239 points, operating as close to a point-per-game player and one could get.

Meireles was selected in the sixth round (168th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers but never actually agreed to terms on an NHL contract within his signing window. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound centreman will look to crack the Moose out of training camp. Players from the 2020-21 Manitoba Moose with extending contracts participated in the first day of mini camp from Bell MTS Place on Thursday. They are back at it again on Friday morning.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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