Travis Green behind the bench
|Occupation||Ice hockey coach, player|
|General manager||Jim Benning|
|Previous team(s)||Portland Winterhawks|
|Years as NHL player||1990–2008|
|Years as a coach||2008–present|
|Years as an NHL coach||2017–present|
|Years with current team||2017–present|
Travis Vernon Green (born December 20, 1970) is an ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously coached the American Hockey League's Utica Comets, Vancouver's top affiliate. Drafted 23rd overall in 1989, Green played for 5 different National Hockey League (NHL) teams in his 14-year career.
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.
After finishing his playing career Green was hired by the Portland Winterhawks as an assistant coach and assistant general manager in 2008. Midway through the 2012–13 season head coach and general manager Mike Johnston was suspended by the WHL for player-benefit violations. Green took over as interim head coach, finishing with a 37–8–0–2 record in the final 47 games. 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. In the tournament Portland lost in the final to the Halifax Mooseheads.
In the 2013 off-season, Green was hired by the American Hockey League's (AHL) Utica Comets to be their head coach. In the 2014–15 season, he led them to the Calder Cup Finals where they lost in five games to the Manchester Monarchs.
Green and his wife Sheree have a daughter and two sons.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|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|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||24||0||0||0||21||—||—||—||—||—|
Head coaching record
|POR||2012–13||47||37||8||2||117||1st in West||16||5||.762||Won Championship|
Lost Memorial Cup
|WHL total||47||37||8||2||16||5||.762||1 playoff appearance|
|UTI||2013–14||76||35||32||5||79||3rd in North||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|UTI||2014–15||76||47||20||7||103||1st in North||12||11||.522||Lost in Calder Cup Final|
|UTI||2015–16||76||38||26||8||88||3rd in North||1||3||.250||Lost in Division Semifinals|
|UTI||2016–17||76||35||32||9||79||5th in North||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|AHL total||304||155||110||29||13||14||.481||2 playoff appearances|
|VAN||2017–18||82||31||40||11||73||7th in Pacific||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|VAN||2018–19||82||35||36||11||81||5th in Pacific||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
- Pitarresi, John (2013-07-11). "NHL veteran Travis Green named coach of Utica Comets". Observer-Dispatch. Archived from the original on 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- "Travis Green Assistant General Manager/Assistant Coach". Portland Winterhawks. Archived from the original on 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- "Winterhawks punished for violations". Fox Sports. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- "Travis Green leaving Winterhawks to become coach of AHL's Utica Comets". The Oregonian. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- "Winterhawks win WHL championship". The Columbian. 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- "Travis Green named Canucks head coach". NHL.com. April 26, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
- Travis Green player profile at NHL.com
- Travis Green career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- NHLPA.com page
| Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks