The Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club is pleased to announce March 16th that forward Tim Gettinger has signed an entry level deal with the NHL’s New York Rangers.
Originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Gettinger later attended the Rangers 2016 Training Camp before returning to the Hounds.
“It’s every players’ dream to be able to sign an NHL contract and today is a dream come true. This is something I’ve been working towards and it’s amazing to get the chance to sign with the Rangers. It’s a very special day for my family and I” stated Gettinger.
The North Olmsted, Ohio product is currently in third season with the Greyhounds and is having a career-season.
Through 60 games played the 6.06, 220-lb winger has surpassed both his goal and point totals from last season sitting with 30 goals and 22 assists, good for 52 points.
“The Greyhounds have done everything for me. Coming here as a 16 year old and not knowing what to expect everyone has helped me along this path. The organization has had a huge impact in making me the player I am on the ice, but more importantly the person I am off the ice today” commented TIm.
“I have tremendous appreciation for the opportunities and situations the GM’s and coaches in Sault Ste. Marie have provided to me in my career thus far. They have always pushed me to get better every day and for that I am sincerely gratetful” he concluded.\
Gettinger Career Notes:
Recorded his first-career hat trick on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ SAG. Attended New York Rangers Training Camp 2016. Selected 5th Round (141st overall) by New York Rangers in 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Participated in the 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game roster as part of Team Cherry. Recorded 1 assist in USA Hockey/CCM All-American Prospects Game on September 24, 2015. Was one of 42 of the best U.S. players eligible for the 2016 draft to take part in All-American Prospects game. Had 1 goal at 2015 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka (U18) for Team USA. Scored 2 goals in 4gp at 2014 Four Nations tournament (Ann Arbor, MI). Scored his 1st career OHL goal on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 vs SBY. Scored twice in the game and was named 2nd star of game . Won a Silver Medal with Team USA at the 2014 U-17 Five Nations Cup where he had 1 goal and 4 assists. Originally selected in the 3rd Round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection by the Hounds. Played the 2013-2014 season with the Cleveland Barons U16 where he recorded a 24 goals and 8 assists in 36 games played.
Source: Soo Greyhounds