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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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80