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Gregor Denies He Made Trade Request

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Noah Gregor says he did not request a trade earlier this year.

“I never asked for a trade,” he told San Jose Hockey Now yesterday afternoon.

He knows of a recent Daily Faceoff report which stated, “Gregor quietly put in a trade request with the Sharks earlier this season, one that they haven’t been able to take him up on yet.”

SJHN checked with other sources around the situation who weren’t aware of a Gregor trade request.

“He’s trying to trade his roommate, that’s what he’s doing,” Logan Couture, Gregor’s stall mate, joked.

Mario Ferraro and Gregor are roommates.

For what it’s worth, it is possible that Gregor is exercising some damage control — a trade request from him wouldn’t totally come out of left field. Earlier this season, the 24-year-old winger expressed some displeasure with a string of healthy scratches and a perceived lack of communication from the San Jose Sharks coaching staff.

However, the air was purportedly cleared.

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Since then, Gregor feels like his compete has been more consistent, which is what head coach David Quinn has asked for.

“It shows, being in the line-up for a long time here now, without coming back out,” Gregor, who’s made 17 straight appearances, shared. “I think the coaches have seen that I’ve been doing a good job, in that sense, in the things that they want to see me improve on. Obviously, there’s always room to get better.”

Gregor has just two goals and two assists in this stretch, but he’s fourth on the San Jose Sharks with 41 shots, and actually leads all Sharks forwards with 36 hits and 16 blocks in these last 17 games, all the while flashing his trademark speed.

The pending RFA is trying to secure another NHL contract, and says he wants that to be with the San Jose Sharks.

“My deal’s expiring, so I got to try and get another deal here,” Gregor said. “Try to show the organization that I’m a piece that they want to keep. I want to stay here.”

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