Kitchener Rangers forward Greg Meireles became the second Blueshirt selected in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft when he was selected in the 6th round, 168th overall by the Florida Panthers.
The 20-year-old, Ottawa, ON native was selected in the 1st round, 12th overall by the Rangers in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. He was named to Team Canada for the U-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup which took place in Breclav, CZE and Bratislava, SVK in August, 2016.
Following the 2016-17 season, Greg received the Michael Pappert Award for Rookie of the Year.
This season, Greg only went 14 tilts out of 68 games played without a point. He had a career high in points with 97 (36 goals, 61 assists). Greg also recorded the OHL’s longest point streak, which spanned 20 games from February 2nd to March 16th.
He was named the OHL’s On the Run Player of the week and the CHL Player of the Week for the regular season week ending March 10th after recording nine points in three games.
At the end of the regular season, Greg was named the recipient of the Jim Reilly Scoring Champion Award and shared the Jim McGeachie Memorial Award for Outstanding Team Effort and the Jim Malleck Memorial Award for Most Valuable Player with Riley Damiani.
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