We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

Senators sign Greening to three-year extension

Monday, 09.09.2013 / 3:25 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Senators sign Greening to three-year extension
The Senators on Monday signed forward Colin Greening to a three-year contract extension that keeps him with the team through the 2016-17 season.

The Ottawa Senators on Monday signed forward Colin Greening to a three-year contract extension that keeps him with the team through the 2016-17 season. The team said via its Twitter account that Greening's contract has an average annual value of $2.65 million per year.

"That I'm actually in their plans is great," he told Sens TV. "It's gratifying for me and I hope that I can be the player they want me to be and help this team gain further success down the road."

Greening, 27, had eight goals, 11 assists and a plus-5 rating in 47 regular-season games last season. He scored three goals and had an assist in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games. The Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round before being eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Selected by the Senators in the seventh round (No. 204) in the 2005 NHL Draft, Greening has 31 goals and 38 assists in 153 NHL games, all with the Senators. He had one season remaining on his previous contract.

"I consider myself a person that can be versatile," he said of his playing style, "but at the other end of that, you have to be consistent, you have to be able to complement other players and I think that's a role I want to take on and that's why I think we were able to reach an agreement. I'm excited to get going."

Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres