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Greg McKegg
McKegg Panthers 2017.jpg
Born June 17 1992 (1992-06-17) (age 25),
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 62nd overall, 2010
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2011–present

Greg McKegg (born June 17, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). McKegg was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round (62nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

McKegg's great uncle was former NHL defencemen Lou Fontinato.

Playing careerEdit

McKegg played four seasons (2008-2012) of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), for a short time with the London Knights, but the majority with the Erie Otters, scoring 125 goals and 145 assists for 270 points, while earning 143 penalty minutes, in 262 games played.

McKegg competed with Team Canada at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships, leading the team with six assists and seven points in six games played.[1]

On April 6, 2011, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed McKegg to a three-year entry level contract.[2]

On February 1, 2014, the Toronto Maple Leafs recalled McKegg from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.[3] Taking Peter Holland's place on the roster, McKegg made his NHL debut that night playing three minutes and 43 seconds. He registered two hits, one shot on goal, and won one of his six face-offs in helping Toronto to a 6-3 win over the visiting Ottawa Senators.[4]

On June 19, 2015, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Greg McKegg to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Zach Hyman and a conditional 2017 draft pick. On September 25, 2015, was placed on waivers from Panthers to be assigned to affiliate, the Portland Pirates of the AHL.[5]

In the 2016–17 season, McKegg appeared in a career high 31 games with the Panthers for 6 points before he was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 27, 2017.[6]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008–09Erie OttersOHL64810182252134
2009–10Erie OttersOHL673748853242130
2010–11Erie OttersOHL6649439235741512
2010–11Toronto MarliesAHL21010
2011–12Erie OttersOHL3512223432
2011–12London KnightsOHL30192241221547112
2012–13Toronto MarliesAHL618152322933610
2013–14Toronto MarliesAHL65192847311433610
2013–14Toronto Maple LeafsNHL10000
2014–15Toronto MarliesAHL6222153739520212
2014–15Toronto Maple LeafsNHL30000
2015–16Portland PiratesAHL471013232231012
2015–16Florida PanthersNHL15202210002
2016–17Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL72242
2016–17Florida PanthersNHL3133611
2016–17Tampa Bay LightningNHL1501111
NHL totals 65 5 4 9 24 1 0 0 0 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada Ontario WHC17 Gold medal icon 6 0 1 1 2
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 1 6 7 4
Junior totals 12 1 7 8 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014 NHL Draft Prospects. National Hockey League (2010-06-25). Retrieved on 2013-02-04.
  2. Leafs Ink Forward To Entry Level Contract. Toronto Maple Leafs (2011-04-06). Retrieved on 2011-04-06.
  3. Report: Leafs recall McKegg from AHL Marlies. NBC Sports (2014-01-31). Retrieved on 2014-01-31.
  4. Leafs coach not worried Nazem Kadri will face suspension for hit. Toronto Sun (2014-02-02). Retrieved on 2014-02-02.
  5. Florida Panthers announce roster changes. Florida Panthers (2015-09-25). Retrieved on 2015-09-25.
  6. Halford, Mike (February 27, 2017). Waiver claims: Bolts get McKegg, Jackets snag Dalpe. NBCSports. Retrieved on February 27, 2017.

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