Andy Greene

Andrew Greene (born October 30, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the New Jersey Devils, with whom he spent parts of fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Andy Greene
Andy Greene - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Greene with the New Jersey Devils in 2014
Born (1982-10-30) October 30, 1982 (age 38)
Trenton, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free agent
New Jersey Devils
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

Playing careerEdit

CollegeEdit

Greene attended and played hockey at Miami University for the RedHawks men's ice hockey team. He was signed as an undrafted NHL free agent by the New Jersey Devils in 2006 and was assigned to the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Lowell Devils, after New Jersey's training camp. He excelled at the AHL level, making the PlanetUSA All-Star Team.[1]

New Jersey DevilsEdit

 
Greene with the Devils during the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals

During his rookie professional season in 2006–07, Greene was called-up to the NHL for a short stint to replace the injured Johnny Oduya. Though Greene played well and showed considerable promise,[according to whom?] he was reassigned to Lowell upon Oduya's return. Later in the season, he was again recalled when Colin White was injured. When the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs began, the NHL salary cap no longer applied, allowing the Devils to add Greene to their permanent roster. With the return of injured defenseman Richard Matvichuk, it appeared as though Greene would sit. However, an injury to Colin White allowed Greene to remain on the roster. During this period, Greene played so well that, upon White's return, Oduya was scratched instead of Greene.

On July 1, 2011, Greene signed a new four-year, $14 million contract with the Devils.[2]

On July 30, 2014, Greene signed a new five-year, $25 million contract with the Devils.[3]

Before the start of the 2015–16 season, Greene was named the Devils' captain, following the retirement of incumbent captain Bryce Salvador.[4]

The following season, Greene injured his hand in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes, resulting in him losing his streak of 350 consecutive NHL games played.[5] His streak was the third-longest in Devils history, behind those of Travis Zajac and Ken Daneyko.[5] At the conclusion of the season, Greene was the Devils' nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who best shows perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.[6]

New York IslandersEdit

During the 2019–20 season, on February 16, 2020, Greene was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for David Quenneville and a 2021 second-round pick. The move came following fourteen seasons with the club. The trade reunites Greene with Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello, who was general manager of the Devils in 2006 when Greene signed with the club.[7] Greene scored his first playoff goal in 10 years during the Islanders' second round series against the Philadelphia Flyers. His previous playoff goal was in 2010, also against the Flyers.

Greene signed a 1 year, $700,000 extension with the Islanders.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Greene and his wife Rachel have two children together.[9] During the off-season, Greene returns to his hometown and organizes a hockey skills school called Andy Greene Hockey School.[10][11]

Greene's former high school, Trenton High School, officially retired his number in 2012.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors NAHL 54 7 24 31 60
2001–02 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors NAHL 53 16 29 45 88
2002–03 Miami University CCHA 41 4 19 23 64
2003–04 Miami University CCHA 41 7 19 26 78
2004–05 Miami University CCHA 38 7 27 34 66
2005–06 Miami University CCHA 39 9 22 31 48
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 52 5 16 21 28
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 1 5 6 6 11 2 1 3 2
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 59 2 8 10 22 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 49 2 7 9 22 3 0 1 1 0
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 6 31 37 14 5 1 1 2 6
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 4 19 23 22
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 56 1 15 16 16 24 0 1 1 8
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 4 12 16 20
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 8 24 32 32
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 3 19 22 20
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 4 9 13 26
2016–17 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 4 9 13 8
2017–18 New Jersey Devils NHL 81 3 10 13 21 5 0 2 2 6
2018–19 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 5 20 25 16
2019–20 New Jersey Devils NHL 53 2 9 11 14
2019–20 New York Islanders NHL 10 0 3 3 2 21 2 2 4 12
NHL totals 933 49 200 249 261 71 5 8 13 34

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WC 13th 6 0 2 2 0
Senior totals 6 0 2 2 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2002–03
All-CCHA First Team 2003–04 [13]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2004 [14]
All-CCHA First Team 2004–05 [13]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2004–05
All-CCHA First Team 2005–06 [13]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2005–06
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2006 [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former RedHawk Andy Greene Earns Spot on AHL All-Star Team". cstv.com. January 10, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Devils re-sign defenseman Greene and Goalie Hedberg". The Sports Network. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  3. ^ "Devils sign defenseman Andy Greene to long-term contract extension". NJ.com. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  4. ^ Moxley, Christopher (9 October 2015). "Devils Name Andy Greene Next Captain". All About The Jersey. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b "New Jersey Devils D Andy Greene sees ironman streak snapped". upi.com. United Press International. January 7, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Ryan, Chris (March 25, 2017). "Devils captain Andy Greene nominated for Masterton Trophy". nj.com. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Greene traded to Islanders by Devils". NHL.com. February 16, 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  8. ^ "Islanders Officially File Contracts For Mat Barzal, Matt Martin, And Andy Greene". Pro Hockey Rumors. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  9. ^ Stein, Amanda (October 28, 2017). "Devils edge Coyotes 4-3 at The Rock". NHL.com. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "How Andy Greene and his mom team up for a hockey camp in Trenton every summer". mihockey.com. August 11, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Elliott, Samantha (August 2, 2013). "HOCKEY: Pride of Trenton on home ice again". The News-Herald. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  12. ^ Stemen, Nate (November 23, 2012). "NHL Star Andy Greene Honored in Trenton Among Fans, Friends and Family (PHOTOS)". patch.com. Patch Media. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  14. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
A. J. Thelen
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
2004–05, 2005–06
Succeeded by
Jack Johnson
Preceded by
Nathan Oystrick
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
2005–06
Succeeded by
Matt Hunwick
Preceded by
Bryce Salvador
New Jersey Devils captain
201520
Succeeded by
TBD