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Rick Green
Rick Green
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 20, 1956
Birthplace: Belleville, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Montreal for Edmonton's fifth-round pick (previously acquired, Montreal selected Brad Layzell) in the 1991 entry draft on June 15, 1990.
Drafted: WSH / 1976 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 1st (1st overall)
One of the game's quintessential stay-at-home defensemen, Rick Green played over 800 NHL contests between 1976 and 1991. His trademark was staying in position and utilizing his 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame to tie up opposing forwards.

The Belleville, Ontario native was the first player taken in the 1976 amateur draft by the Washington Capitals after a stellar junior career with the OHA's London Knights. He spent six years stabilizing the Caps' blueline and represented Canada at three World Championships, including the bronze medal win in 1982.

In September, 1982, Green was traded with Ryan Walter to the Montreal Canadiens for Rod Langway, Brian Engblom, Doug Jarvis and Craig Laughlin. For a time, Langway's excellence and the Caps' rise to respectability overshadowed Green's play with the Habs. The high point for the steady blueliner was helping Montreal vanquish the Calgary Flames to win the Stanley Cup in 1986.

Through the late 80s, Green's defensive excellence was a pillar of the club's success under Jean Perron and Pat Burns. He was picked to participate in the 1987 Rendez-vous series between the NHL and Soviet All-Stars and was a key figure when the Habs reached the final in 1989. In 1989-90 he battled injuries while playing for Italy's HC Meran then played for Canada at the World Championships. Montreal retained Green's rights then traded him to the Detroit Red Wings. After playing 65 gamed in Motown during the 1990-91 season, the veteran joined the New York Islanders briefly the next year before retiring.

After leaving the game as a player, Green looked to the realm of coaching as the next challenge. He served as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders for three years beginning in 1992-93. He then joined former Habs mate Larry Robinson with the LA Kings as an assistant from 1995 to 1999 before returning to Montreal.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 54 18 20 25 38
H. Zetterberg 55 10 28 5 38
T. Tatar 54 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 55 14 16 -1 30
P. Datsyuk 40 9 21 14 30
J. Abdelkader 55 14 15 -2 29
M. Green 47 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 41 5 11 6 16
D. DeKeyser 51 7 8 12 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 5 .933 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89