Richard Greenop


Oshawa Ontario

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Free agent, 2009


235 lbs.

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6th round (156th overall), 2007 by CHI

2007-08: Greenop played his second season with the Windsor Spitfires (OHL), registering two goals and three assists in 60 regular season games. Greenop is not known for his offensive capabilities but, rather, his physical game. He led the team with 194 penalty minutes last season as a gritty, checking forward. 

Unsigned by the Blackhawks in 2009, signed by the Maple Leafs.

2008-09: One of the toughest guys in the OHL, Greenop would only score 4 goals for Windsor in his limited role, but would 156 penalty minutes.

2009-10: Unsigned by the Blackhawks, Brian Burke would add the large enforcer to his cupboard, where he played 42 games for the Marlies, scoring 2 goals and 3 assists. His biggest contribution included 136 penalty minutes, 16 fights in total.

2010-11: Greenop was limited to 30 games between AHL Toronto and ECHL Reading in his second season in the Maple Leafs' organization due to post-concussion issues. Greenop opened the season with Reading and was promoted to the Marlies in December. He appeared in 11 games with the Marlies and had 3 assists with 28 PMs and was -1. Following the injury he returned to Reading, dressing in two February games. In 19 games with the Royals he had 1 goal with 2 assists and was +3 with 24 PMs.

Talent Analysis

An enforcer in the truest sense, Greenop is a very capable fighter both at giving and receiving punches. He has an massive frame which he uses well to cycle the puck in the offensive zone. Unlikely to amount to more than a AHL enforcer, skating ultimately may hold him back, as will a lack of any offensive upside.


After an injury that ended his season in 2010-11, Greenop will likely bounce back and forth between the ECHL and AHL.  Greenop opened the 2011-12 season still suffering from post-concussion symptoms and there is no timetable for his return.

Projection: Minor-league enforcer.


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