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Published May 18, 2011, 03:37 PM

Jason Gregoire Withdraws From School, Turning Pro

Sioux hockey player Jason Gregoire has decided to forgoe his senior year of eligibility in order to turn pro, Jason Hajdu with UND media relations confirmed Wednesday.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

Sioux hockey player Jason Gregoire has decided to forgoe his senior year of eligibility in order to turn pro, Jason Hajdu with UND media relations confirmed Wednesday.

Last season, Gregoire had 25 goals and 43 points in 35 games. He's a Winnipeg native.

Gregoire is the second UND player to turn pro early this offseason, joining classmate Brett Hextall, who signed with the Phoenix Coyotes.

"Always a tough decision to leave a place you love, but I will never forget Grand Forks and the Sioux family. Thanks for a memorable three years," Gregoire said on Twitter.

Gregoire was drafted by the New York Islanders and said it’s very much a possibility that he will sign with them, but he’s keeping his options open and he’s looking to get more information.

"You guys are truly the best! Sioux for life," Gregoire also tweeted.

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