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Burroughs acquired for Greer

October 11, 2020, 3:59 PM ET [0 Comments]
Rick Sadowski
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The Avalanche finally gave up on forward A.J. Greer.

They traded Greer, a second-round pick (No. 39) in the 2015 NHL draft, to the New York Islanders on Sunday for minor league defenseman Kyle Burroughs. Both players are restricted free agents.

The 6-foot, 189-pound Burroughs, 25, had eight points (two goals, six assists) in 58 games this past season for the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he was team captain.

Burroughs will help replace Mark Alt and Anton Lindholm with the Colorado Eagles. Alt was an unrestricted free agent who signed with the Los Angeles Kings. Lindholm was included in the Nikita Zadorov trade with the Chicago Blackhawks that brought Brandon Saad and Dennis Gilbert to the Avalanche.

(Saad and GM Joe Sakic will talk to the media on Monday.)

Burroughs, who is from Vancouver, was a seventh-round pick (No. 196) of the Islanders in 2013 and has spent his entire pro career in the minors. He has 82 points (17 goals, 65 assists) in 313 career games.

The 6-3, 210-pound Greer, 23, didn’t make the most of his opportunities, few as they were, when promoted from the AHL. He scored his first and only NHL goal in 2018-19 and had six points (one goal, five assists) in 37 games over parts of three seasons with the Avalanche, along with 47 penalty minutes.

Greer spent all of the 2019-20 season with the Eagles. He had 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists) and 87 penalty minutes in 47 games.

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