Travis Green

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Travis Green
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Born (1970-12-20) December 20, 1970 (age 44)
Castlegar, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for New York Islanders
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Phoenix Coyotes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1989
New York Islanders
Playing career 1990–2008

Travis Vernon Green (born December 20, 1970) is an ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the American Hockey League's Utica Comets. Drafted 23rd overall in 1989 Green played for 5 different National Hockey League (NHL) teams in a 14 year career.

Playing career[edit]

Green started out with the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League (WHL), playing with them from 1986–1989. In the middle of the 89–90 year, he was traded to the Medicine Hat Tigers where he completed his junior career. While with the Chiefs, he scored 137 goals and made 165 assists, for a total of 302 points. He added 15 goals, 24 assists, and 39 points to this while with the Tigers to fill out his junior career.

Green was drafted 23rd overall by the New York Islanders in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. As of the last completed NHL season, Green played 857 career games, scoring 182 goals and 249 assists for 431 points. His best season statistically was the 1995–96 season, when he scored 25 goals and 45 assists for 70 points in only 69 games. On June 30, 2006 the final year of his contract with the Boston Bruins was bought out. On August 10, 2006 he was signed by the Anaheim Ducks, the team he had previously played for from 1998 to 1999. However he played only seven games in his return to the Ducks, before being claimed on waivers by another former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, in January 2007.

Green was a member of Team Canada at the 2007 Spengler Cup.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After finishing his playing career Green was hired by the Portland Winterhawks as an assistant coach and assistant general manager in 2008.[1][2] midway through the 2012–13 season head coach and general manager Mike Johnston was suspended by the WHL for player-benefit violations.[3] Green took over as interim head coach, finishing with a 37–8–0–2 record in the final 47 games.[4] In the playoffs Portland advanced to the final where they defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings in six games to win the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions and secure a berth in the Memorial Cup tournament.[5] In the tournament Portland lost in the final to the Halifax Mooseheads.[1]

In the off-season Green was hired by the American Hockey League's (AHL) Utica Comets to be their head coach.[4]

Personal[edit]

Green also has won over $345,000 in poker tournaments, including events at the World Series of Poker. He is married to Sheree Green and has a daughter, Jordyn, and two sons, Blake and Brody.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Spokane Chiefs WHL 64 8 17 25 27 3 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 33 53 86 42 15 10 10 20 13
1988–89 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 51 51 102 79
1989–90 Spokane Chiefs WHL 50 45 44 89 90
1989–90 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 25 15 24 39 19 3 0 0 0 2
1990–91 Capital District Islanders AHL 73 21 34 55 26
1991–92 Capital District Islanders AHL 71 23 27 50 10 7 0 4 4 21
1992–93 Capital District Islanders AHL 20 12 11 23 39
1992–93 New York Islanders NHL 61 7 18 25 43 12 3 1 4 6
1993–94 New York Islanders NHL 83 18 22 40 44 4 0 0 0 2
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 42 5 7 12 25
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 69 25 45 70 42
1996–97 New York Islanders NHL 79 23 41 64 38
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 54 14 12 26 66
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 22 5 11 16 16
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 79 13 17 30 81 4 0 1 1 4
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 78 25 21 46 45 5 1 2 3 2
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 13 15 28 63
2001–02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 11 23 34 61 20 3 6 9 34
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 12 12 24 67 4 2 1 3 4
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 64 11 5 16 67 7 0 1 1 8
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 82 10 12 22 79
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 7 1 1 2 6
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 24 0 0 0 21
2007–08 EV Zug NLA 29 9 11 20 126 6 0 3 3 12
NHL totals 970 193 262 455 764 56 10 11 21 60

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