In an announcement made today, young Calgary Flames prospect Greg Moro was named the best defenseman at Clarkson University, which is in New York State. The 24-year-old Moro finished four seasons with the Clarkson Golden Knights and in April signed an AHL contract with the Stockton Heat.
It was Moro’s second-consecutive Best Defenseman of the Year award for the team. He finished his senior season with seven points (1 goal and 6 assists) and wore the ‘A’ as an alternate captain for the team.
For his entire four-year career, Moro scored 20 points (5 goals and 15 assists). He helped lead the Golden Knights to the ECAC conference championship 2018-19.
Clarkson University: One of the USA’s Best
For those who don’t know Clarkson University, it’s one of the best universities in the United States located in the small city of Potsdam in northern New York State (about two hours drive south and west of Montreal). Clarkson is noted for its entrepreneurial education program. The Clarkson Golden Knights men’s ice hockey team has played in Division I of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) since 1962.
Moro Signs as a Free Agent
In mid-April, Moro signed a two-year AHL contract with the Stockton Heat. He was one of a trio of young defensemen the Heat signed in April. Noah King and Koletrane Wilson were the others.
Moro is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, and played junior hockey with the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos and the AJHL’s Lloydminster Bobcats before heading east to play with Clarkson starting in the 2016-17 season. He completed his entire four years seasons at Clarkson and helped lead Clarkson’s third-ranked NCAA defense to a very low 1.85 goals against per game.
Why the Flames Like Moro
The Flames like Moro because he one of those rare breeds – a right-shot defenseman who has size and skill. He’s 6-foot-4″ and weighs 207 pounds. His size and the fact that he’s right-handed offer the Flames something they don’t have much of in their system. He’s projected to become a shutdown defenseman and, in 2018-19, was a finalist in for ECAC Top Defensive Defenseman.
In short, he’s a reliable defender who offers the Heat a number of different options. Moro played in the SJHL Showcase when he was with the Broncos in 2013-2016. After his four NCAA seasons, he became a free agent after not being drafted, and was signed into the Flames organization.
We Wish Moro Well in His NHL Career
We at NHLTradeTalk.com wish this intelligent young man a good career in the NHL. He might take a season to get used to professional hockey in Stockton, but maybe one day soon we’ll see him in a Flames uniform.
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