Wisconsin head hockey coach Tony Granato announced the addition of three signees to the Wisconsin men’s hockey program. Jack Berry, Johan Blomquist and James Greenway will join the Badgers for the 2016-17 season.
Berry and Blomquist are both goaltenders. Berry, a native of Holly, Michigan, played between the pipes for the New Jersey Junior Titans during the 2015-16 season, started 22 of his 23 appearances. He racked up a 12-8-2 record, finishing the regular season with a 2.26 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage, as well as four shutouts.
Blomquist is from Stockholm, Sweden. He spent last season with the Connecticut Jr. Rangers, appearing in 47 games. he finished the season with a 11-17-1 record, as well as a 3.79 goals-against average and .894 save percentage. In 92 playoff minutes, he allowed only one goal on 50 shots.
Both players will add goaltending depth and push current starter Matt Jurusik.
Greenway’s signing marks the fifth Badger ranked by NHL Central Scouting for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, checking in at number 121. The 6’4, 205-pound defenseman played the last two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program.
With the under-18 team, Greenway saw time in 64 games, tallying five goals and 23 assists from the blue line in 2015-16. The previous year, he notched 6 points in 53 games for the U-17 team.
Greenway played with fellow UW signee Trent Frederic at the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Men’s World Championships in April, assisting the United States to a bronze medal with one goal and six assists.