With the Senators during the 2013 playoffs
March 9, 1986|
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
204th overall, 2005|
Colin Peter Greening (born March 9, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL). He previously played for the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted by the Senators in the seventh round, 204th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
While playing for Upper Canada College in Toronto, Ontario, Greening was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round, 204th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Greening played four full seasons of NCAA collegiate hockey 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. At Cornell, Greening played on a line with another future NHLer, Riley Nash.
After graduating from Cornell in 2010, Greening joined the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL), the top minor league affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. He made his NHL debut on February 1, 2011, in a game in Newark against the New Jersey Devils. On March 3, 2011, Greening scored his first career NHL goal against the Atlanta Thrashers in a 3–1 Ottawa victory. On May 19, 2011, Greening was signed to a three-year, one-way contract by the Senators that will pay him $700,000 in 2011–12, $800,000 in 2012–13, and $950,000 in 2013–14.
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. He finished his rookie season with 17 goals and 37 points while playing in all 82 of Ottawa's games, largely playing on the first line with Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza.
On September 9, 2013, Greening signed a three-year, $7.95 million contract extension that pays him $2 million in 2014–15, $2.75 million in 2015–16 and $3.2 million in 2016–17. Since 2015, his playing time has been split between Ottawa and Binghamton.
On February 9, 2016, Greening was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a nine-player deal which saw Dion Phaneuf going to the Ottawa Senators. Greening would make his Toronto debut two days later against the Edmonton Oilers.
On July 1, 2017, Greening as a free agent opted to remain with the Maple Leafs, re-signing to a one-year, two-way deal. After the conclusion of the 2017–18 season, where the Marlies won their first Calder Cup, Greening signed a one-year AHL contract with the Marlies.
|2015–16||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||30||7||8||15||13||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||2007–08|||
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||2008–09|||
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||2009–10|||
|ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team||2010|||
|ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year||2009–10|||
|Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (ice hockey)||2010|||
|All-Ivy League First Team All-Star||2010|||
|ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team||2010|||
|Calder Cup (Toronto Marlies)||2018|||
- Cornell Chronicle: Greening wins Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
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- "Senators commit to Grenning and Smith". Toronto Sun. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
- "Greening whizzes into YoungStars Game". Canoe.ca. 2012-01-13. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
- "Senators sign Colin Greening to 3-year extension". CBC Sports. 2013-09-09. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
- "Dion Phaneuf traded to Senators in 9-player deal". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2016-02-09. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
- "Maple Leafs sign Greening, Mueller and LoVerde". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- Johnston, Mike (June 18, 2018). "Toronto Marlies re-sign Colin Greening to one-year AHL contract". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
- "Colin Greening player profile". The Hockey News. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
- "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- "ECAC men's SA of the Year- Colin Greening". ECAC Hockey. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
- Cornell University - Greening Wins 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
- Cornell University - Gallagher, Greening and Scrivens Headline First-Team All-Ivy
- Cornell University - Greening Named First-Team Academic All-American
- "Marlies bring a hockey championship to Toronto, win Calder Cup". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year