Josh Green (ice hockey)
Josh Green with the Edmonton Oilers, 2012
November 16, 1977|
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings|
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
EC Red Bull Salzburg
30th overall, 1996|
Los Angeles Kings
Green was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round as the 30th overall pick in 1996. Green was selected from the Western Hockey League, where he was a stand out for the Medicine Hat Tigers, Swift Current Broncos and the Portland Winter Hawks.
Green left the WHL during the 1997–98 season, and made his professional debut with the Fredericton Canadiens of the American Hockey League. Josh then made his NHL debut the following 1998–99 season with the Kings before finishing the year with affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.
At the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, the Kings traded Green to the New York Islanders along with Olli Jokinen, Mathieu Biron, and a first round selection in 1999 for Žigmund Pálffy, Bryan Smolinski, Marcel Cousineau and a fourth round selection in 1999.
Green started the 1999–2000 season with the Lowell Lock Monsters before he was called up to the Islanders, scoring 12 goals in 49 games. Josh was then traded by the Islanders, for the second consecutive year at the Draft, along with Eric Brewer and a second-round selection in the 2000 entry draft to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Hamrlík.
The 2000–01 season was almost entirely wiped out for Green when he suffered a dislocated shoulder in his second game with Oilers affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Green recovered to play in 3 playoff games with the Oilers. In the 2001–02 season, Green played his first full season in the NHL appearing in a career-high 61 games.
In his third season with the Oilers in 2002-03, Green was traded by the Oilers to the New York Rangers for a conditional pick in 2004 on December 12, 2002. After playing in just 4 games with the Rangers, Green was claimed off waivers by the Washington Capitals on January 15, 2003.
On July 17, 2003, Green signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames. Green played in 36 games the 2003-04 season with the Flames before he was claimed off of waivers by the New York Rangers on March 6, 2004.
During the NHL lock-out, Green was signed to an AHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. Helping guide the Moose to a successful season, Green was signed by the Canucks to a one-year contract on August 23, 2005. Josh was primarily used as an injury reserve forward for the Canucks in the 2005–06 season. Proving he was a solid role player the Canucks, Green was re-signed to a one-year extension where he appeared in 57 games in the 2006–07 season.
After spending the 2007–08 season in Austria with EC Red Bull Salzburg, Green returned to the NHL, signing a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks on July 22, 2008. In the 2008–09 season, Green was assigned to Ducks affiliate the Iowa Chops to provide a veteran and scoring presence. Injury limited Green to only 39 games with the Chops. In posting 24 points with the Chops, Green was called up for the Ducks playoff run and appeared in 5 post season games.
On July 9, 2009, Green signed a one-year contract with MODO Hockey of the Swedish Elitserien. After scoring 12 goals in 47 games in a checking role with Modo for the 2009–10 season, Green returned to the Anaheim Ducks organization signing a one-year contract on July 12, 2010.
On July 3, 2011, Green signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers. He was placed on waivers on October 2, 2011, with the purpose of being assigned with the Oklahoma City Barons. Green signed a one-year minor league deal with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.
|1993–94||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||63||22||22||44||43||3||0||0||0||4|
|1994–95||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||68||32||23||55||64||5||5||1||6||2|
|1995–96||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||46||18||25||43||55||5||2||2||4||4|
|1996–97||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||51||25||32||57||61||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||23||10||15||25||33||10||9||7||16||19|
|1997–98||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||5||9||1||10||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||26||26||18||44||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||27||1||3||4||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||17||6||2||8||19||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||New York Islanders||NHL||49||12||14||26||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||New York Rangers||NHL||4||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||22||6||9||15||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||New York Rangers||NHL||14||3||2||5||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||43||20||22||42||100||15||7||8||15||34|
|2011–12||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||51||16||21||37||39||9||4||2||6||4|
|2012–13||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||49||9||15||24||25||17||4||8||12||6|
- "Injury-plagued Rangers acquire Dunham, Green". ESPN. 2002-12-12. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Flames sign Free Agent Josh Green to contract". ESPN. 2003-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Left Wing is sixth to leave NY in five days". ESPN. 2004-03-06. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Canucks sign left wing Josh Green". ESPN. 2005-08-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Canucks make moves just to save cap money". ESPN. 2005-11-03. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Ducks ink forwards Green & Boguniecki". Anaheim Ducks. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Black aces arrive in Anaheim". hockeysfuture.com. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Josh Green to Modo: "Definitely a NHL player"". svenskafans.com (in Swedish). 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Ducks sign left wing Green to one-year deal". Anaheim Ducks. 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
- "Oilers assign five". Edmonton Oilers Press Release. 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
- Josh Green (2017-05-15). "Walking away on my terms". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-05-15.