Andy Greene
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Andy Greene

Hometown:

Trenton Michigan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1982-10-30

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2001

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2006

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • A

History

2004-05: Andy Greene was one of four Miami players to play in all 38 games. He finished ninth in the CCHA in assists, and led all CCHA defensemen in points with 34 (27 assists, seven goals). He won three CCHA Defensive Player of the Week awards. He was named to the All-CCHA First Team for the second year in a row. He also won the CCHA’s Outstanding Offensive Defenseman award, Miami’s Outstanding Defensive Player Award, and the Gary DeLonge Most Valuable Player Award.

2005-06: Greene has enjoyed a great senior year. Playing in all 38 games, the team captain won the CCHA Defenseman of the Week award four times, was unanimously named to the All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association First-Team, his third straight season. He also won the CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman and CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman awards. He is the first player in CCHA history to ever win the two awards in the same year, and only the second player in league history to win Best Offensive Defenseman twice. He compiled 31 points (nine goals, 22 assists), and finished the year with a plus/minus of +20. His strong play helped lead Miami to the CCHA regular season title. He was one of the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, awarded to college hockey’s top player.

2006-07: The former Miami of Ohio Redhawk adjusted remarkably well to the pro game in the AHL with Lowell, earning a spot on the AHL All-Star team. In 52 games in Lowell, Greene scored 5 goals and 16 assists. Greene earned a short mid-December recall to the swamp gave the Devils a glimpse of what he could offer and when David Hale was dealt, a spot for Greene became open. In 23 games with the Devils, Greene scored a goal and five assists and saw regular duty on the Devils second power-play unit.

Jared Ramsden and DJ Powers contributed to this profile

Talent Analysis

While many see Greene as an offensive defenseman, his defensive play is equally as sound and impressive. Greene combines great puck skills with tremendous skating ability. His quickness and outstanding transitioning allow him to not only jump into plays but lead rushes as well. One of Greene’s best attributes is his positional play. He knows where to be on the ice to make the best possible play, regardless of which end of the ice it is. He anticipates and follows plays remarkably well. He is a very smart player who makes great decisions with the puck.

Greene is an excellent passer who possesses tremendous poise and patience with the puck. He was Miami’s main quarterback on their power play this season. While he is willing to play the body, including blocking shots, Greene is not a particularly physical player. He is a very mobile defenseman who skates with smooth yet powerful strides with good speed. Greene is also a fierce competitor who works hard and leads by example.

 

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