AHL veteran Amadio hangs them up

Greg Amadio, who began his professional hockey career in 2003-04, has decided to retire after a decade in the minors.

Amadio, who went undrafted after finishing his four year career at Michigan Tech (NCAA), played 459 games in the AHL, amassing 1325 PIM over that time.

Over his almost nine full seasons in the AHL, Amadio suited up for the Manitoba Moose, Grand Rapids Griffins, Iowa Stars, Portland Pirates, Binghamton Senators, Hershey Bears, and ended his career as a member of the Springfield Falcons. His career highs came in 2009-10 while a member of the Hershey Bears, where the journeyman defenceman scored two goals and added eight assists in 57 games. Amadio also helped out with one assist in 15 playoff games en route to a Calder Cup with the Bears.

It was announced that Amadio will take the position of Defence Development Coach with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

A mainstay in the AHL for nearly a decade, the Sault native and former Griffins alternate captain will head back home to start a new venture.

(Cover image by PennLive.com)

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