Matt Greer

Hometown:

Vadnais Heights Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1985-11-21

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

8th round (233rd overall), 2004 by CBJ

2005-06: Greer was part of Minnesota-Duluth’s outstanding freshman class this season. He was one of ten newcomers on the Bulldogs roster. The Vadnais Heights, MN native posted five points (two goals, three assists) playing in all 40 games. His first collegiate points (two assists) came back on October 28, 2005 in UMD’s 6-3 win over Michigan Tech. His first collegiate goal also came against MTU. That happened on January 13, 2006. 

2007-08: Greer continued to play his grinding type of game with Minnesota-Duluth, not contributing much offensively, but forechecking and cycling the puck well.  The big winger plays mostly a defensive role, primarily concerned with keeping the puck out of the Bulldogs’ zone and keeping opponents hemmed in.  Was named one of three tri-captains for the 2008-09 season.

Talent Analysis
Greer is a banging and crashing type of forward with very good size. He uses his size and strength to great advantage, particularly in his play around the net. He’s a player who is likely to score the so-called “garbage” goals. Greer doesn’t shy away from the physical aspects of the game and can finish his checks. Not only can Greer dish out the hits but he can take them as well. He’s also willing to take the punishment in front of the net to make the plays. Greer is a fierce competitor and plays with a good deal of intensity. He skates with very good speed and moves well in traffic. Greer is also quite good in his own end. He is defensively responsible and has shown a willingness to block shots. While Greer has a very good shot and poise with the puck, he could stand to shoot a bit more.
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