Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Greene
Matt Greene was born May 13, 1983 in Grand Ledge, Michigan. The second round, 44th overall selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Green is a graduate of the United States Under -18 Development Program.

A hulking defenceman, Green went on to play one season with Green Bay of the USHL before enrolling at the University of North Dakota in the fall of 2002. Over the course of the next three years, the Grand Ledge, MI native was a workhorse on the blue line and opted to forego his senior year and turn pro.

In 2005-06, Green spent the better part of the season with the AHL's Iowa Stars however, made his playoff and Oiler debut in the 2006 playoffs competing in 17 of 18 games. He suited up for each game in the Stanley Cup Final in 2006, however the club and Greene would finish one win shy of their ultimate goal.

After a steady sophomore season in Edmonton, Greene was limited to 46 games throughout the 2007-08 season due to a ankle injury. In the summer of 2008, Greene was sent to the Los Angeles Kings via a three-player trade.

In Los Angeles, Greene would assert himself as one of the league's premier defensive defenders. In 2011-12 he was a key part of the Los Angeles Kings club that stormed through the Western Conference playoffs and defeated the New Jersey Devils to capture the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Greene's consistent play injected a necessary stability to the Kings' back end.

During the 2013-14 season, the Kings once again made it to the Stanley Cup Final where they would defeat the New York Rangers in five games. The win gave Greene and the Kings their second Stanley Cup in three years.

Injuries would plague Greene during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, limiting the defender to just 29 games in two years. On August 14, 2017, he officially announced his retirement from the game and joined the Kings front office staff.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 34 0 9 9 8
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 20 0 1 1 51
2000-01 United States WJ18-A 6 0 1 1 10 +2
2001-02 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 55 4 20 24 150 7 0 1 1 31
2002-03 University of North Dakota WCHA 39 0 4 4 135
2002-03 United States WJC-A 7 0 1 1 34
2003-04 University of North Dakota WCHA 40 1 16 17 86
2004-05 University of North Dakota WCHA 43 2 8 10 126
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 27 0 2 2 43 -6 18 0 1 1 34
2005-06 Iowa Stars AHL 26 2 5 7 47 +5
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 78 1 9 10 109 -22
2006-07 United States WC-A 7 0 2 2 6 +4
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 46 0 1 1 53 -3
2007-08 Springfield Falcons AHL 1 0 0 0 0 +2
2007-08 United States WC-A 7 0 0 0 38 +1
2008-09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 2 12 14 111 +1
2009-10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 75 2 7 9 83 +4 6 0 1 1 0
2009-10 United States WC-A 6 0 1 1 4 +4
2010-11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 2 9 11 70 +3 6 0 0 0 14
2011-12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 4 11 15 58 +4 20 2 4 6 12
2012-13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 1 1 8 -1 9 0 2 2 6
2013-14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 38 2 4 6 47 +6 20 0 4 4 16
2014-15 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 3 6 9 54 +1
2015-16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 0 0 0 8 0
2016-17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 1 1 2 19 +3
NHL Totals 615 17 63 80 663 79 2 12 14 82


USHL Second All-Star Team (2002) Traded to Los Angeles by Edmonton with Jarret Stoll for Lubomir Visnovsky, June 29, 2008. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to back injury vs. Chicago, January 19, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to upper-body injury vs. Nashville, November 2, 2013 and as a healthy reserve. Missed majority of 2015-16 due to upper-body injury vs. Vancouver, October 3, 2016. Missed majority of 2016-17 due to recurring back injury and resulting surgery, December, 2016.
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