Colin Greening

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Colin Greening
Colin Greening 2013-05-17.JPG
With the Senators during the 2013 playoffs.
Born (1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 28)
St. John's, NF, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 204th overall, 2005
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2010–present

Colin Peter Greening (born March 9, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Greening is a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL), who drafted him in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

While playing for Upper Canada College, Greening was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round (204th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Greening played four full seasons at Cornell University without missing a single game, serving as captain in his junior and senior year and being selected for membership in the Quill and Dagger society.[1] He was the first sophomore to serve as alternate captain under coach Mike Schafer.[citation needed] At Cornell, Greening played on a line with another future-NHL forward, Riley Nash.

After graduating from Cornell in 2010, Greening joined the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL), the affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. He made his NHL debut on February 1, 2011, in a game in Newark, New Jersey versus the New Jersey Devils. On March 3, 2011, Greening scored his first National Hockey League goal against the Atlanta Thrashers in a 3-1 Ottawa victory. On May 19, 2011, Greening was signed to a 3-year, one-way contract by the Ottawa Senators that will pay him $700,000 in 2011-12, $800,000 in 2012-13, and $950,000 in 2013-14.[2][3]

On January 12, 2012, Greening was selected to participate in the NHL YoungStars Game which coincided with the 2012 All-Star Game held in Ottawa.[4] He finished his rookie season with 17 goals and 37 points while playing in all 82 of Ottawa's games.

During the 2012 NHL Lockout, Greening spent time with the Aalborg Pirates of Denmark's AL-Bank Ligaen.

Greening scored the game-winning goal in double overtime for the Senators in game three of their 2013 second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On September 9, 2013, Greening signed a 3-year, $7.95 million contract extension that will pay him $2 million in 2014-15, $2.75 million in 2015-16 and $3.2 million in 2016-17.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 56 27 35 62 46 5 3 0 3 2
2006–07 Cornell University ECAC 31 11 8 19 26
2007–08 Cornell University ECAC 36 14 19 33 41
2008–09 Cornell University ECAC 36 15 16 31 28
2009–10 Cornell University ECAC 34 15 20 35 31
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 59 15 25 40 41 23 1 4 5 13
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 6 7 13 10
2011–12 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 17 20 37 46 7 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Aalborg Pirates Denmark 17 13 12 25 12
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 47 8 11 19 11 10 3 1 4 2
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 6 11 17 41
NHL totals 229 37 49 86 108 17 3 2 5 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2007–08 [6]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2008–09 [6]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2009–10 [6]
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2010 [7]
ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year 2009–10 [8]
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (ice hockey) 2010 [9]
All-Ivy League First Team All-Star 2010 [10]
ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team 2010 [11]
NHL YoungStars Game 2012

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Matt Cook
ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year
2009–10
Succeeded by
Stéphane Boileau