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AMADIO RETURNS TO GRIFFINS


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday signed two-time Calder Cup champion defenseman Greg Amadio, bringing him back to the team with which he gained his first significant AHL experience.

Amadio, 29, has won the Calder Cup each of the last two seasons as a member of the Hershey Bears, cementing a reputation as a tough, reliable blueliner. He led the Bears in penalty minutes each season, logging AHL career highs with 171 PIM and 10 points (2-8—10) in 2009-10.

After making his AHL debut in one game with Manitoba in 2004-05, Amadio spent the next season and a half with the Griffins, totaling 236 PIM and five assists in 99 contests. He appeared in an AHL career-high 64 games with Grand Rapids in 2005-06, helping the Griffins capture the league’s regular season championship.

Among his other achievements, Amadio helped the Memphis RiverKings win the CHL’s President’s Cup shortly after turning pro in 2003, and he participated in the 2005 ECHL All-Star Game just before embarking on his AHL career.

A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Amadio was a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection during his collegiate career at Michigan Tech (1999-03).


GREG AMADIO  *  Defenseman

Height
: 6'2"     Weight: 232     Shoots: Left    Born: 5/13/81 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
1999-00 Michigan Tech WCHA 37 0 0 0 106 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Michigan Tech WCHA 31 1 1 2 95 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Michigan Tech WCHA 30 1 3 4 86 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Michigan Tech WCHA 27 0 4 4 52 -- -- -- -- --
  Memphis CHL -- -- -- -- -- 14 0 0 0 24
2003-04 Columbia ECHL 67 4 10 14 213 4 0 0 0 12
2004-05 Columbia  ECHL 32 1 3 4 134 1 1 0 1 0
  Manitoba AHL 1 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
  Grand Rapids AHL 35 0 2 2 96 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Grand Rapids AHL 64 0 3 3 140 3 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Portland AHL 44 3 5 8 110 -- -- -- -- --
  Iowa AHL 14 0 0 0 16 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Binghamton AHL 50 0 2 2 120 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Hershey AHL 51 2 6 8 163 9 0 1 1 21
2009-10 Hershey AHL 57 2 8 10 171 15 0 1 1 39
  GRIFFINS TOTALS  99 0 5 5 236 3 0 0 0 0
  AHL TOTALS 316 7 26 33 820 27 0 2 2 60
  PRO TOTALS 415 12 39 51 1167 46 1 2 3 96
 


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