Thursday, April 2, 2009

Capitals Green gets 30!

By scoring two goals yesterday in 5:3 win over Islanders Washington Capitals Mike Green became the first defenseman in 16 years to reach 30 goals-season mark. Green two third period back-to-back power play goals provided two points those guaranteed division first place to Capitals.
Today’s Card Mike Green Profile powered by The Hockey Hall of Fame.
Mike Green was born October 12, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta. The first round, 29th overall selection of the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Green is a graduate of the WHL's Saskatoon Blades.
An offensively gifted defenseman, Green played five seasons in the WHL registering 172 points (37-135-172). A member of the WHL East First All-Star Team (2004-05), Green went on to make his NHL debut with Washington during the 2005-06 season while seeing the majority of his playing time with the AHL's Hershey Bears.
Green went on to register 18 points (3-15-18) in 21 AHL playoff games, leading the Bears to the 2006 Calder Cup title. In 2006-07 Green became a regular on the Capitals blueline, appearing in 70 games. He broke out the following season by recording a career-high 18 goals and 56 points as the Capitals entered the playoffs for the first time since 2003. On the international stage, Green represented Canada at the 2008 World Championship.

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