Despite a breakout season both at the college level and at the World Juniors tournament, Boston University sophomore forward Jordan Greenway has announced that he’ll return to Boston University next season rather than signing with the Minnesota Wild. Via Jonathan Sigal of the Boston Hockey Blog:
Jordan Greenway, a #mnwild draft pick, will return for @TerrierHockey next year. From my conversation with the forward just now: pic.twitter.com/PckEUdOVIS— Jonathan Sigal (@JonathanSigal) April 12, 2017
The Wild drafted Greenway in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft. Greenway scored 26 points as a freshman, and increased that total to 31 points as a sophomore by doubling his goal total to 10 goals. He also tallied eight points in seven games at the World Juniors while helping the United States to a gold medal.
We ranked Greenway as the seventh-best NHL prospect in the NCAA this past year. He showed noticeable improvement from his freshman to sophomore season by being more aggressive and using his size to be a commanding force in tough areas of the ice.
Greenway’s return is a big boost for the Terriers after losing Clayton Keller, Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson as early departures. He should be one of the top scoring options for Boston University and assume more of a leadership role as an upperclassmen on a team loaded with young talent.