Greg Squires

Gregory Squires (born July 6, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey winger who currently plays for the Ticino Rockets of the Swiss League (SL).

Greg Squires
Born (1988-07-06) July 6, 1988
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Winger
Shoots Right
SL team
Former teams
Ticino Rockets
Örebro HK
Kunlun Red Star
HC TPS
Playing career 2012present

Playing career

After graduating from Ann Arbor Huron High School, Squires played for Western Michigan University from 2008–12.[1]

In his first year with the Broncos, Squires played in 41 games and was named a CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention for his efforts.[1] In February, while playing on a line with senior Patrick Galivan, Squires was the CCHA's top scoring rookie, earning him Rookie of the Month honors.[2] He had also been named Rookie of the Month for January as well.[2]

In his junior year, he played in all 42 games of the season and finished fourth on the team in points with 28.[1] He helped guide the Broncos to the 2011 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament where he assisted on the overtime goal that helped send the Broncos to the Semifinals for the first time in 17 years.[3] He also assisted in the 5–2 win over the University of Michigan in the CCHA Semifinals to help the Broncos reach the CCHA Championship Finals for the first time since 1986.[4] The Broncos later lost to Miami in the CCHA Championship game, with Squires picking up one assist.[5]

Following his collegiate career, Squires signed an ECHL contract with the Stockton Thunder.[6] After playing two games, Squires joined the Starbulls Rosenheim for the 2012–13 season.[7] After one season with Rosenheim, Squires joined the Bietigheim Steelers for the 2013–14 season.[8] Moving on from the German league, Squires joined IK Oskarshamn of the HockeyAllsvenskan in 2014.[9] Squires later joined the Swedish Hockey League's Örebro HK for the 2015–16 season.[10]

Despite agreeing to a contract extension with Örebro, Squires agreed to join the Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League in April 2017.[11][12] On October 11, 2019, Squires signed a contract with HC TPS.[13]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Brunswick School USHS 26 18 16 34 12
2004–05 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 33 7 6 13 26 9 0 2 2 2
2005–06 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 25 7 9 16 32 12 1 5 6 20
2006–07 Indiana Ice USHL 55 12 20 32 53 7 3 2 5 2
2007–08 Indiana Ice USHL 58 24 46 70 50 3 0 0 0 6
2008–09 Western Michigan University CCHA 41 7 22 29 28
2009–10 Western Michigan University CCHA 36 4 20 24 26
2010–11 Western Michigan University CCHA 42 7 21 28 31
2011–12 Western Michigan University CCHA 41 8 11 19 24
2011–12 Stockton Thunder ECHL 2 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 3 6
2012–13 Starbulls Rosenheim 2.GBun 47 22 26 46 102 13 8 11 19 8
2013–14 Bietigheim Steelers DEL2 54 30 38 68 46 15 4 9 13 14
2014–15 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 51 18 26 44 46
2015–16 Örebro HK SHL 48 13 11 24 18 2 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Örebro HK SHL 48 13 14 27 10
2017–18 Kunlun Red Star KHL 10 0 0 0 0
2017–18 KRS Heilongjiang VHL 6 1 1 2 0
2018–19 Kunlun Red Star KHL 59 3 8 11 14
SHL totals 96 26 25 51 28 2 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 69 3 8 11 14

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States U17 5th 5 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 5 0 2 2 4

Awards and honors

Award Year Ref
College
CCHA Rookie of the Month January, February 2009 [1]
CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention 2009

References

  1. "GREG SQUIRES". wmubroncos.com. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  2. Kimball, Cody (March 8, 2009). "Hardware handed out to Galivan and Squires". Western Herald. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  3. Kimball, Cody (March 13, 2011). "For the first time in 17 years, Bronco hockey is headed to the CCHA semifinals". Western Herald. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  4. Kimball, Cody (March 19, 2011). "WMU hockey advances to CCHA Championships". Western Herald. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  5. Kimball, Cody (March 20, 2011). "Hockey falls to Miami in CCHA Championship; earns spot in NCAA Tournament". Western Herald. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  6. Drew, David (March 29, 2012). "Former WMU hockey forward Greg Squires signs with ECHL's Stockton Thunder (updated with Squires' reaction)". mlive.com. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  7. "Starbulls-Neuzugang Greg Squires". rosenheim24.de (in German). September 21, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  8. Weidner, Martin (May 30, 2013). "Squires geht nach Bietigheim". rosenheim24.de (in German). Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  9. "Greg Squires - IKO:s nye amerikan". ikoskarshamn.se (in Swedish). Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  10. "Gamla tränare - och nya spelare i Örebro". expressen.se (in Swedish). March 25, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2018. Från Hockeyallsvenskan hämtar klubben in Oskarshamns energiske Greg Squires, 26, och Björklövens back Alexander Hellström, 27.
  11. Svensson, Johan (April 26, 2017). "Fick lämna Örebro – Nu får han KHL-kontrakt". expressen.se. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  12. "Greg Squires är klar för Kunlun i KHL". expressen.se (in Swedish). May 2, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  13. "TPS vahvisti: Kiinan ja USA:n passit omistava hyökkääjä SM-liigaan". mtvuutiset.fi (in Finnish). October 11, 2019. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
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