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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).
Greene with the New Jersey Devils in 2014
October 30, 1982|
Trenton, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
|National team||United States|
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.
New Jersey DevilsEdit
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.
On July 30, 2014, Greene signed a new five-year, $25 million contract with the Devils.
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. His streak was the third-longest in Devils history, behind those of Travis Zajac and Ken Daneyko. 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.
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. 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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2000–01||Detroit Compuware Ambassadors||NAHL||54||7||24||31||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Detroit Compuware Ambassadors||NAHL||53||16||29||45||88||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Former RedHawk Andy Greene Earns Spot on AHL All-Star Team". cstv.com. January 10, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
- "Devils re-sign defenseman Greene and Goalie Hedberg". The Sports Network. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- "Devils sign defenseman Andy Greene to long-term contract extension". NJ.com. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
- Moxley, Christopher (9 October 2015). "Devils Name Andy Greene Next Captain". All About The Jersey. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "New Jersey Devils D Andy Greene sees ironman streak snapped". upi.com. United Press International. January 7, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
- Ryan, Chris (March 25, 2017). "Devils captain Andy Greene nominated for Masterton Trophy". nj.com. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
- "Greene traded to Islanders by Devils". NHL.com. February 16, 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
- "Islanders Officially File Contracts For Mat Barzal, Matt Martin, And Andy Greene". Pro Hockey Rumors. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
- Stein, Amanda (October 28, 2017). "Devils edge Coyotes 4-3 at The Rock". NHL.com. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
- "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.
- Elliott, Samantha (August 2, 2013). "HOCKEY: Pride of Trenton on home ice again". The News-Herald. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
- 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.
- "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
- "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
A. J. Thelen
| CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
| CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
| New Jersey Devils captain