After two seasons at Wisconsin, defenseman JD Greenway is leaving school and will play the 2018-19 season for the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Dubuque acquired Greenway’s rights from the Chicago Steel on Thursday.
“We are thrilled to add JD Greenway to our defense corps,” said Dubuque GM Kalle Larsson in a statement. “His experience from playing at the highest levels of domestic and international competition should allow him to have an immediate impact with us.”
“It’s a relief to be a Saint,” added Greenway. “It’s a lot of excitement, and a lot of motivation to work hard this summer and come to Dubuque the best way I can be.”
Greenway, a 20-year-old originally drafted by the Steel during Phase II of the USHL draft earlier this month, played 46 games for the Badgers, scoring three goals and adding eight assists for 11 points.
“I think I can bring being an older guy in the league and experience in the NCAA for two years to the table,” Greenway said. “I can bring knowledge, and I can help lead the team and show some of the younger guys the way.”
Greenway was selected in the third round (72nd overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2016 NHL draft.