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Greig named the 66th captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings

By Lethbridge Herald on October 8, 2021.

Ridly Greig is kicking off his fourth season with the Brandon Wheat Kings with a distinct honour.

On Thursday, the Wheat Kings announced the 19-year-old product of Lethbridge as the 66th captain in franchise history.

Greig will make his season debut with the Wheaties tonight as they host the Prince Albert Raiders.

“Being the captain and a good leader is something I take real pride in,” said Greig, a first round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators in the 2020 NHL draft, in a statement. “It’s an honour to wear this sweater every night and represent this team and this city. I’ve had the privilege of playing with some great captains in my time here in Brandon, and I look to forward to carrying on that legacy.”

The six-foot, 172-pound forward was selected eighth overall in the 2017 WHL draft and has 50 goals and 128 points in 144 games with the Wheat Kings.

Greig made his professional debut with the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League in the spring, scoring one goal and three points in seven games.

He played two preseason games with the Senators, scoring one goal, but was also handed a two-game suspension for cross checking Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, an infraction Greig will serve when he begins his NHL career.

In the meantime, Greig returns to Brandon.

“Ridly is in his fourth year as a Wheat King and was a part of the leadership group last year in the Hub,” said head coach Don MacGillivray in a statement. “He has the respect of his teammates, works hard on and off the ice, understands what it means to be a Wheat King and how you need to prepare to play. We expect him to be an impact player every night and be a great leader for our team.”

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