The Florida Panthers have seen enough of one of their minor leaguers to warrant bringing him in officially. TVA’s Renaud Lavoie reports that the team has signed Anthony Greco to a two-way deal worth the league minimum of $650K for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Greco is currently in his second season as a reliable scoring winger for the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds.
Greco, 24, is a former captain and top producer for Ohio State University. As a four-year Buckeye, Greco registered 72 points in 125 games. An undrafted prospect, Greco signed with the Thunderbirds last summer and went on to be a top-five scorer for Springfield in 2016-17. This year, he already has nine points in 19 games including a team-best six goals.
The struggling Panthers have not been shy about using frequent promotions and demotions this season, with Denis Malgin, Chase Balisy, and Dryden Hunt all going back and forth several times. The signing of Greco just adds another option to the arsenal for Florida as the look to find the right mix up front.