July 7, 2011
Gregoire signs with Jets
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets are about to add a little more local content.
A source confirmed Wednesday night that the Jets have agreed to terms with left-winger Jason Gregoire.
Gregoire, a 21-year-old Winnipegger, decided to turn pro after three seasons with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux.
A third round pick (76th overall) of the New York Islanders in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Gregoire had 57 goals (including 15 game-winners) and 52 assists for 109 points in 120 career games with the Fighting Sioux.
Gregoire, a two-time member of the All-WCHA Academic team, became an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after exercising a clause in the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement that allows college players to become free agents four years after they’re drafted, provided they’re not signed by the team that drafted them.
Gregoire posted career-highs of 25 goals, 18 assists and 43 points in 35 games last season.
Terms of the deal were not available at press time, but it’s believed to be a two-way, entry level contract for three years.