July 25, 2018
Forward Greg Wolfe joins the Walleye
Forward Greg Wolfe has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2018-19 season.
Wolfe, a native of Canton, Michigan, joins the Walleye following a year in Norway in which he collected 33 points (16G, 17A) in 26 contests for Sparta Sarpsborg. He was a plus 20 in his lone year in Europe. Since finishing his college career at Michigan State, Wolfe bounced between the AHL and the ECHL for three seasons. In 23 AHL contests, the 28 year old scored twice with two assists playing for Iowa (9GP, 2014-15) and Albany (14GP, 2015-2017). In 174 career ECHL games he has produced 55 goals, 84 assists, 139 points and 56 penalty minutes.
“This is a top notch ECHL player as evident by his production in the ECHL and his impressive career plus 35,” said Head Coach Dan Watson. “Wolfe has tremendous experience, including being a two time captain at Michigan State.”
The biggest point production for Wolfe came in his rookie season with the Alaska Aces when he landed 60 points (22G, 38A) in 59 games. In both 2015-16 and 2016-17 with Adirondack, the 5’10”, 193 pound forward finished with 40 points and 36 points respectively. A captain in both his junior and senior seasons at Michigan State, Wolfe appeared in 147 games with 35 goals and 54 assists. As a senior in 2013-14, he picked up a college best 31 points (13G, 18A) in 36 contests. Wolfe was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor on June 6, 2014 after graduating with a 3.6 grade-point average.
Get to know Greg
Q: Who was your favorite hockey player growing up?
A: “Growing up in the Detroit area during the 90’s, Steve Yzerman was an iconic player. He had great leadership, and he was a hard worker with tremendous skills. He was the complete package.”
Q: What do you like to do when you’re away from the rink?
A: “Hanging out with family. When you get those days off, you need to take advantage of it. This will be the first year since college that I’ll be close to home, so it’ll be nice to be home for the holidays.”
Q: How are you spending the off-season?
A: “I’ve been working a lot of youth camps, like the Walleye camp, and small group skill development sessions. I grew up going to a lot of camps, so it’s a way to pass it on to the younger players while staying on the ice. I have fun with it.”
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: “I have a 2-year-old dog, a chocolate lab mix, named Bo. He’s a good boy.”
Q: What’s your go-to food?
A: “I’d have to say some form of chicken and rice, or chicken and sweet potato.”
Q: What did you study at Michigan State?
A: “I was a finance major. I’ve always had a passion for the stock market. I’ve always been intrigued by it.”
Q: Why are you excited about playing in Toledo?
A: “I know they have a great fan base, that’s huge. It’s really important to have the fan support. To be honest, I’ve never heard a bad thing about Toledo. Guys I know who have played here have great things to say.”