Andy Greene

Andy Greene
Greene in 2014
Born (1982-10-30) October 30, 1982
Trenton, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team New Jersey Devils
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006present

Andrew Greene (born October 30, 1982) is an American ice hockey player and the captain of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career

Before joining the Devils, Greene attended and played hockey for Miami University. He was signed out of Miami University, and was assigned to the Devil's AHL affiliate, the Lowell Devils, after training camp. He succeeded at the AHL level, making the PlanetUSA all-star team.[1]

During his rookie professional season in 2006–07, he was called up for a short stint to replace the injured Johnny Oduya. Though Greene played well and showed considerable promise, he was reassigned to Lowell upon Oduya's return. Later in the season, he was again recalled when Colin White was injured. When the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs began, the NHL salary cap no longer applied, allowing the Devils to add Greene to their permanent roster. With the return of injured defenseman Richard Matvichuk, it appeared as though Greene would sit. However, an injury to Colin White allowed Greene to remain on the roster. During this period, Greene played so well that, upon White's return, Oduya was scratched instead of Greene.

On July 1, 2011, Greene was signed to a four-year, $14 million contract extension with the Devils.[2]

On July 30, 2014, Greene was signed to a new five-year, $25 million contract extension with the Devils.[3]

Before the start of the 201516 NHL season, Greene was named the Devils captain, following the retirement of Bryce Salvador.[4]

The following season, Greene injured his hand in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes, resulting in him losing his streak of 350 consecutive NHL games played.[5] Greene's streak was the third longest in Devils history, behind Travis Zajac and Ken Daneyko.[5] At the conclusion of the season, Greene was the Devils nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player who best shows perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.[6]

Personal life

Greene and his wife Rachel have two children together.[7] During the offseason, Greene returns to his hometown and organizes a hockey skills school called Andy Greene Hockey School.[8][9]

Greene's former high school, Trenton High School, officially retired his number in 2012.[10]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01Compuware AmbassadorsNAHL547243160
2001–02Compuware AmbassadorsNAHL5316294588
2002–03Miami Univ. RedHawksCCHA414192364
2003–04Miami Univ. RedHawksCCHA417192678
2004–05Miami Univ. RedHawksCCHA387273466
2005–06Miami Univ. RedHawksCCHA399223148
2006–07Lowell DevilsAHL525162128
2006–07New Jersey DevilsNHL231566112132
2007–08New Jersey DevilsNHL5928102220000
2008–09New Jersey DevilsNHL492792230110
2009–10New Jersey DevilsNHL78631371451126
2010–11New Jersey DevilsNHL824192322
2011–12New Jersey DevilsNHL561151616240118
2012–13New Jersey DevilsNHL484121620
2013–14New Jersey DevilsNHL828243232
2014–15New Jersey DevilsNHL823192220
2015–16New Jersey DevilsNHL82491326
2016–17New Jersey DevilsNHL6649138
2017–18New Jersey DevilsNHL81310132150226
NHL totals 788 42 168 210 229 50 3 6 9 22


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WC 13th 6 0 2 2 0
Senior totals 6 0 2 2 0

Awards and honors

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2002–03
All-CCHA First Team 2003–04 [11]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2004 [12]
All-CCHA First Team 2004–05 [11]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2004–05
All-CCHA First Team 2005–06 [11]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2005–06
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2006 [12]


  1. "Former RedHawk Andy Greene Earns Spot on AHL All-Star Team". January 10, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  2. "Devils re-sign defenseman Greene and Goalie Hedberg". The Sports Network. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  3. "Devils sign defenseman Andy Greene to long-term contract extension". 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  4. Moxley, Christopher (9 October 2015). "Devils Name Andy Greene Next Captain". All About The Jersey. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  5. 1 2 "New Jersey Devils D Andy Greene sees ironman streak snapped". United Press International. January 7, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  6. Ryan, Chris (March 25, 2017). "Devils captain Andy Greene nominated for Masterton Trophy". Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  7. Stein, Amanda (October 28, 2017). "Devils edge Coyotes 4-3 at The Rock". Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  8. "How Andy Greene and his mom team up for a hockey camp in Trenton every summer". August 11, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  9. Elliott, Samantha (August 2, 2013). "HOCKEY: Pride of Trenton on home ice again". The News-Herald. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  10. Stemen, Nate (November 23, 2012). "NHL Star Andy Greene Honored in Trenton Among Fans, Friends and Family (PHOTOS)". Patch Media. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  11. 1 2 3 "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  12. 1 2 "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
A. J. Thelen
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
2004–05, 2005–06
Succeeded by
Jack Johnson
Preceded by
Nathan Oystrick
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
Succeeded by
Matt Hunwick
Preceded by
Bryce Salvador
New Jersey Devils captain
Succeeded by
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