Mike Green
Mike Green
Capitals - Defenseman
NUMBER: 52
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 207
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 10/12/1985
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: WSH: 2004-29 overall
* A finalist for the Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's top defenseman
* Tied for second among all NHL defensemen with 9 points (1g-8a)
* Had three assists in Game 1 vs. NYR, the best single-game assist and point total of his playoff career
Career
2012-13
: Led NHL defensemen in goals (12) ... Ranked 4th on WSH in goals ... Led WSH in ice time per game (24:51) ... Scored 2 PPG and added an assist on 4/27 vs. BOS ... Collected an assist on 4/25 at OTT ... Added an assist on 4/23 vs. WPG ... Recorded two assists on 4/20 at MTL ... Tallied 2a on 4/16 vs. TOR ... Scored OT/GWG on 4/13 vs. TB ... Tallied the GWG on 4/11 vs. CAR ... Scored a goal in 4th straight game on 4/4 vs. NYI ... Scored 2 goals on 4/2 at CAR ... Scored a goal on 3/31 at PHI ... Recorded a goal and an assist on 3/30 at BUF ... Scored a goal on 3/22 at WPG ... Tallied an assist on 2/7 at PIT ... Scored a goal and led WSH in ice time (25:18) on 2/3 vs. PIT ... Registered an assist on 2/1 vs. PHI ... Tallied an assist and led WSH in ice time (27:58) on 1/27 vs. BUF ... For the 30th time in his career he skated over 30 minutes (31:10) in a single game and scored GTG while adding an assist on 1/25 at NJ ... Led WSH in ice time for third consecutive game (25:44) and led WSH with 5 shots on 1/24 vs. MTL ... Led WSH in ice time (27:35) and T-1st with 4 hits on 1/22 vs. WPG ... Led all WSH skaters in time on ice (26:57) on 1/19 at TB ... Led the team in goals (2), ice time per game (25:31) and ranked T-1st with 4 points during postseason…Ranked T-3rd in SOG (19) during the postseason … Scored GWG in overtime in Game 2 vs. NYR.

2011-12: Recorded seven points despite missing 47 games due to injury ... Led the team in ice time on 4/2 vs. TB (25:52) .. Led the team in ice time on 3/31 vs. MTL (24:24) ... Collected an assist on 3/19 at DET (first since 10/22 vs. DET) ... Skated a team-high 23:16 on 2/22 at OTT, most since 10/20 at PHI ... Returned to the lineup on 2/18 at TB ... Missed 18 games (1/9-2/17) due to injury ... Returned to the lineup on 1/3 vs. CGY and skated 15:43 ... Missed 23 games (11/12-12/31) due to injury ... Returned to the lineup on 11/11 at NJ ... Sat out six games (10/27-11/8) due to injury ... Registered two goals and two assists on 10/22 vs. DET, tying a career high for points in a single game ... Led the team in ice time (24:00) on 10/10 vs. TB ... Scored the overtime GWG on 10/8 vs. CAR; now ranks 2nd in WSH history in career overtime goals (6) ... T-7th among WSH players and t-2nd among Capitals defensemen in points during the playoffs ... Tied for team lead in goals among blueliners in the postseason ... Ranked t-2nd on the team in plus/minus and t-4th in shots (27) during the playoffs ... Ranked 3rd on WSH in ice time per game (23:45) ... Scored a goal in Game 6 of the ECQF vs. BOS ... Tallied the GWG in Game 4 of the ECSF vs. NYR.

2010-11: Despite missing 33 games, still finished 3rd on Washington in points amongst defensemen and 2nd in goals ... Finished 3rd among defensemen in shots (115) ... Led the team in time on ice (25:11) ... Ranked 6th on the team in hits (100) ... Missed 26 of the last 28 games due to injury ... Named an alternate captain in his first NHL All-Star Game and had two assists ... Led the team in ice time in 38 of his 49 games, surpassing 30 minutes six times ... Registered a six-game point streak (4g-6a) from 10/28-11/11 … Had a season-high three points (1g-2a) on 10/30 in a 7-2 win at CGY … Recorded 12 assists and 13 points on the road … Had a five-game point streak (1g-4a) to start the playoffs ... T-2nd on the team in playoff assists (5) and led all defensemen in points (6).

2009-10: Runner-up for the Norris Trophy for the second year in a row ... Named to the NHL First-All-Star Team ... One of three finalists for the NHL Foundation Award for community service efforts ... Became the 13th defenseman (third active) with consecutive 70-point seasons and the seventh to do it before turning 25 ... Played in 75 games and led NHL defensemen with 76 points, 56 assists, and 19 goals (career highs in points and assists) … His point total was the most by Capitals defenseman since 1992-93 (Kevin Hatcher, 79 points, 34g-45a) … Second among NHL defensemen (trailing only Jeff Schultz) and third in the league at +39, the 3rd highest plus/minus rating in team history … Led NHL defensemen with 35 power-play points, 25 power-play assists, and 10 PPG … Registered career-high nine-game point streak (10/12—11/1, 2g-9a) … Recorded his second nine-game point streak (3g-9a) from 1/2—1/19.

2008-09
: Finished second in the voting for the Norris Trophy and was the top vote-getter among defensemen on the NHL First All-Star Team … Third on the team in goals (31) and fourth in points (73) and assists (42) … Led all defensemen and ranked seventh in the NHL (minimum 20 GP) with 1.07 points per game … Had eight more
goals and nine more points than any other NHL defenseman despite missing 14 games due to injury … Had the most goals by an NHL defenseman since former Capital Kevin Hatcher had 34 in 1992-93 … Had the most points by an NHL defenseman since 2005-06 (Nicklas Lidstrom, 80) … Point total ranked fourth in Capitals history for a defenseman … Just the seventh defenseman in NHL history to score 30 goals in a season and the first to do it while playing fewer than 70 games … At 23, the youngest defenseman with 30 goals since Paul Coffey in 1983-84 … His eight-game goal streak (1/27—2/14) set an NHL record for a defenseman and matched the longest streak in the NHL since 1997-98 (Teemu Selanne, 11 games) … Finished second on the team with a +24 rating … Led the team and ranked seventh in the league in ice time (25:45) … Led the team in ice time in 52 of his 66 games … Fourth in the league with 18 PPGs, the Capitals record (and one shy of the NHL record) for PPGs by a defenseman … His 1.07 points per game were the most by a defenseman since 1994-95 (Paul Coffey, 1.29) … Second on the team and fourth among NHL defensemen with 243 shots … Won the Espo Award as the best defenseman in the league from Phil Esposito on NHL Home Ice … Voted the league’s top defenseman by a panel of reporters assembled by USA Today … Named to the Sporting News’ All-NHL team by a vote of league coaches and executives … Team went 43-16-7 with him in the lineup; 7-7-0 without him …Team was 20-4-2 when he scored a goal and 33-5-4 when he registered a point … Second on the team with 24 multiple-point games, including five two-goal games … Shared the team lead with seven game-winning assists … Scored three goals in three games vs. NYR … Had six goals in six games vs. TB, his most goals vs.any one team … Had 64 points (28g-36a) and a +23 rating in his last 56 games …Finished second among all NHL players in February scoring (20 points in 13 GP); named the NHL’s Second Star of the month … Had the quickest back-to-back goals by one Capital on the season 0:52 on 10/10 at ATL … Scored the GWG and added an assist 10/13 vs. VAN… Led the team in blocked shots nine times, including a season-high six 1/6 vs. PHI … Scored the GWG and added another goal and an assist 2/7 vs. FLA … Played in all 14 Stanley Cup playoff games against NYR and PIT, recording nine points (1g-8a) … Tied for fifth among NHL defensemen with nine points through two rounds … Recorded a four-game assist streak (4a) from 5/4—5/9.

2007-08: Was one of four Capitals to play in every game … Finished 1st among Caps defensemen, 3rd on the team and 7th among NHL defensemen in scoring … Paced NHL defensemen and ranked 4th on the team with 18 goals … The youngest defenseman (22) to lead the NHL in goals in 25 years, since Paul Coffey … With Alex Ovechkin, part of the first pair of teammates to lead the NHL in overall goals and goals by a defenseman since Mario Lemieux and Coffey in 1988-89 … Named a Sporting News First-Team All-Star in a vote of his peers … Finished 7th in the voting for the Norris Trophy … 2nd on the team and 3rd among NHL defensemen with 234 shots … Averaged team-high 23:38 TOI, including leading the team in ice time in 33 of the team’s final 53 games … T-2nd with four GWGs … Established the Caps single-season record for OT goals (3) and the Caps career record for OT goals by a defenseman (3) … Recorded the most points for a Caps defensemen since Sergei Gonchar’s 49 in 2003-04 and the most goals since Gonchar had 18 in 2002-03 … Played in his 100th NHL game vs. TB (10/24) … Shared the league lead in goals and points by a defenseman in the first round … Led the team and ranked 5th among NHL skaters in first-round ice time (26:58).

2006-07: T-4th in points among defensemen … Was the lone rookie defenseman on the Eastern Conference NHL YoungStars team … Led all defensemen and t-16th in the AHL in playoff scoring … T-2nd on Hershey in playoff goals and t-3rd in playoff points.

2005-06: Made his NHL debut on his 20th birthday, 10/12 at CAR … Averaged nearly 15 minutes per game (14:53) in 22 appearances for the Capitals … Recorded his first career goal, Washington’s first of the game, in a 4-1 win vs. TOR (2/3) … Posted assists in back-to-back games 3/4 at ATL and 3/6 vs. NYI … Finished with an even plus/minus rating in his 11 games with Washington from 1/31-3/8 … Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team for his efforts in Hershey, the first Capitals prospect ever to earn that honor … Led AHL rookie defensemen and ranked 11th among all AHL defensemen with 43 points (9g-34a) in 56 games … Finished seventh on Hershey in scoring … Had three PPGs and two GWGs for the Bears … Was named the CCM Vector AHL Player of the Week for the week ending 4/16 … Played all 21 games in Hershey’s run to the Calder Cup … Recorded 18 points in the playoffs (3g-15a), which ranked 11th among AHL players, second among rookies and second among defensemen … Led Hershey defensemen in scoring and was fourth on the team.

International Career
2008: Represented Canada in the 2008 World Championship and led the tournament in scoring by a defenseman with 12 points (4g-8a) … Helped guide Canada to a second-place finish … Was named to the all-tournament team.

Junior Career
Had 172 points (37g-135a) in his 267-game WHL career. 2004-05: Led all defensemen and finished t-19th in the league in scoring with 66 points (14g-52a) … Made the WHL East First All-Star Team … His 52 assists were t-3rd in the league and his plus/minus rating of +36 was t-4th in the league.

NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the first round, 29th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft

Personal
Twitter: @GreenLife52 ... Launched Green’s Gang in 2008, in which he purchases seven season tickets to Capitals home games and donates them to area youth through Most Valuable Kids … Worked with DC101 morning show host Elliot Segal of Elliot in the Morning to create So Kids Can in 2008, a charity that has raised more than $200,000 in its first four years … Brought Powell Elementary students to play street hockey with him at The White House in March, 2011, for the launch of the NHL’s partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign.