Reid, who was born in Germany but resides in St. John's, N.L., related that Gee-Gees defenceman Tim Greene, who's also a Newfoundlander, played a part in his recruiting. The two played together in Truro, which went to the Maritime Junior A Hockey League final last season, losing out to eventual Eastern champion Summerside.
"I ultimately had my heart set on Ottawa but Tim played there last season and had been selling me on going there for quite a while. Tim played a part in getting their head coach (Dave Leger) to make a trip east to see me play. He took in Game 5 of our series with Amherst and it turned out to be a strong game for me, so he told me he was interested in having me with the club. I applied and was accepted and that's how I got where I am today." — MJAHL.comPlease bear in mind a lot of posts about incoming players are about someone whom the writer has not seen play. Here's a 12-second YouTube clip of Reid scoring a goal on a nifty give-and-go in the playoffs, though:
The Gee-Gees certainly have some scoring to replace with Dan McDonald, their leading scorer the past two seasons, going pro at the end of last season. Former Ottawa 67 Matthieu Methot, the brother of the Columbus Blue Jackets' Marc Methot, was limited to 12 regular-season games, so he could emerge.
Hockey Gee-Gees add high-scoring wing (Ottawa Sun)