Andy Greene

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Andy Greene
Andy Greene - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Greene in 2014
Born (1982-10-30) October 30, 1982 (age 35)
Trenton, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team New Jersey Devils
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

Andrew Greene (born October 30, 1982) is an American ice hockey player and the captain of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Before joining the Devils, Greene attended and played hockey for Miami University. He was signed out of Miami University, and was assigned to the Devil's AHL affiliate, the Lowell Devils, after training camp. He succeeded at the AHL level, making the PlanetUSA all-star team.[1]

During his rookie professional season in 2006–07, he was called up for a short stint to replace the injured Johnny Oduya. Though Greene played well and showed considerable promise,[according to whom?] he was reassigned to Lowell upon Oduya's return. Later in the season, he was again recalled when Colin White was injured. When the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs began, the NHL salary cap no longer applied, allowing the Devils to add Greene to their permanent roster. With the return of injured defenseman Richard Matvichuk, it appeared as though Greene would sit. However, an injury to Colin White allowed Greene to remain on the roster. During this period, Greene played so well that, upon White's return, Oduya was scratched instead of Greene.

On July 1, 2011, Greene was signed to a four-year, $14 million contract extension with the Devils.[2]

On July 30, 2014, Greene was signed to a new five-year, $25 million contract extension with the Devils.[3]

Before the start of the 2015–16 NHL season, Greene was named the Devils captain, following the retirement of Bryce Salvador.[4]

The following season, Greene injured his hand in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes, resulting in him losing his streak of 350 consecutive NHL games played.[5] Greene's streak was the third longest in Devils history, behind Travis Zajac and Ken Daneyko.[5] At the conclusion of the season, Greene was the Devils nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player who best shows perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Greene and his wife Rachel have two children together.[7] During the offseason, Greene returns to his hometown and organizes a hockey skills school called Andy Greene Hockey School.[8][9]

Greene's former high school, Trenton High School, officially retired his number in 2012.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Compuware Ambassadors NAHL 54 7 24 31 60
2001–02 Compuware Ambassadors NAHL 53 16 29 45 88
2002–03 Miami Univ. RedHawks CCHA 41 4 19 23 64
2003–04 Miami Univ. RedHawks CCHA 41 7 19 26 78
2004–05 Miami Univ. RedHawks CCHA 38 7 27 34 66
2005–06 Miami Univ. RedHawks CCHA 39 9 22 31 48
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 52 5 16 21 28
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 1 5 6 6 11 2 1 3 2
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 59 2 8 10 22 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 49 2 7 9 22 3 0 1 1 0
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 6 31 37 14 5 1 1 2 6
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 4 19 23 22
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 56 1 15 16 16 24 0 1 1 8
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 4 12 16 20
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 8 24 32 32
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 3 19 22 20
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 4 9 13 26
2016–17 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 4 9 13 8
2017–18 New Jersey Devils NHL 81 3 10 13 21 5 0 2 2 6
NHL totals 788 42 168 210 229 50 3 6 9 22

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WC 13th 6 0 2 2 0
Senior totals 6 0 2 2 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2002–03
All-CCHA First Team 2003–04 [11]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2004 [12]
All-CCHA First Team 2004–05 [11]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2004–05
All-CCHA First Team 2005–06 [11]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2005–06
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2006 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former RedHawk Andy Greene Earns Spot on AHL All-Star Team". cstv.com. January 10, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Devils re-sign defenseman Greene and Goalie Hedberg". The Sports Network. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  3. ^ "Devils sign defenseman Andy Greene to long-term contract extension". NJ.com. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  4. ^ Moxley, Christopher (9 October 2015). "Devils Name Andy Greene Next Captain". All About The Jersey. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b "New Jersey Devils D Andy Greene sees ironman streak snapped". upi.com. United Press International. January 7, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Ryan, Chris (March 25, 2017). "Devils captain Andy Greene nominated for Masterton Trophy". nj.com. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Stein, Amanda (October 28, 2017). "Devils edge Coyotes 4-3 at The Rock". NHL.com. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "How Andy Greene and his mom team up for a hockey camp in Trenton every summer". mihockey.com. August 11, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Elliott, Samantha (August 2, 2013). "HOCKEY: Pride of Trenton on home ice again". The News-Herald. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Stemen, Nate (November 23, 2012). "NHL Star Andy Greene Honored in Trenton Among Fans, Friends and Family (PHOTOS)". patch.com. Patch Media. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  12. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
A. J. Thelen
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
2004–05, 2005–06
Succeeded by
Jack Johnson
Preceded by
Nathan Oystrick
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
2005–06
Succeeded by
Matt Hunwick
Preceded by
Bryce Salvador
New Jersey Devils captain
2015–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent