Rick Green (ice hockey)

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Rick Green
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Born (1956-02-20) February 20, 1956 (age 62)
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
New York Islanders
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1976
Washington Capitals
WHA Draft 10th overall, 1976
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1976–1992

Richard Douglas Green (born February 20, 1956 in Belleville, Ontario) is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman.

Green was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft, First Overall. He was also drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, First Round, Tenth Overall. He won the OHA 1976 Max Kaminsky Trophy for Most Outstanding Defenceman as selected by league general managers. He has played for the OHA's London Knights and the NHL's Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders. He has also been assistant coach for the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens. He won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972–73 London Knights OHA-Jr. 8 0 1 1 2
1973–74 London Knights OHA-Jr. 65 6 30 36 45
1974–75 London Knights OMJHL 65 8 45 53 68
1975–76 London Knights OMJHL 61 13 47 60 69 5 1 0 1 4
1976–77 Washington Capitals NHL 45 3 12 15 16
1977–78 Washington Capitals NHL 60 5 14 19 67
1978–79 Washington Capitals NHL 71 8 33 41 62
1979–80 Washington Capitals NHL 71 4 20 24 52
1980–81 Washington Capitals NHL 65 8 23 31 91
1981–82 Washington Capitals NHL 65 3 25 28 93
1982–83 Montréal Canadiens NHL 66 2 24 26 58 3 0 0 0 2
1983–84 Montréal Canadiens NHL 7 0 1 1 7 15 1 2 3 33
1984–85 Montréal Canadiens NHL 77 1 18 19 30 12 0 3 3 14
1985–86 Montréal Canadiens NHL 46 3 2 5 20 18 1 4 5 8
1986–87 Montréal Canadiens NHL 72 1 9 10 10 17 0 4 4 8
1987–88 Montréal Canadiens NHL 59 2 11 13 33 11 0 2 2 2
1988–89 Montréal Canadiens NHL 72 1 14 15 25 21 1 1 2 6
1989–90 HC Merano Serie A 9 2 6 8 2 10 3 6 9 4
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 2 14 16 24 3 0 0 0 0
1991–92 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 845 43 220 263 588 100 3 16 19 73

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1979 Canada WC 8 1 1 2 2
1981 Canada WC 7 1 3 4 2
1982 Canada WC 9 0 3 3 2
1987 NHL All-Stars RV-87 2 0 0 0 0
1990 Canada WC 10 0 0 0 2
Senior totals 34 2 7 9 8

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Preceded by
Mel Bridgman
NHL first overall draft pick
1976
Succeeded by
Dale McCourt
Preceded by
Alex Forsyth
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
1976
Succeeded by
Greg Carroll
Preceded by
Pierre Mondou
Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1976
Succeeded by
Lucien DeBlois