Analyst, NHL On The Fly
Gary Green has been with NHL Network since its inception in 2001 and provides in-depth analysis and commentary on the flagship show, NHL On The Fly
Green's coaching career started at the age of 21, when in 1975 he was hired as an assistant coach to work with Roger Neilson with the OHL's Peterborough Petes. He assumed the head coaching job and general manager duties in 1977 at age 24, leading the team to a Memorial Cup Final in 1978 and again in 1979, when they took home the championship. He became the head coach of the Hershey Bears of the AHL in the summer of 1979 and in November of that year, at the age of 26, was named coach of the Washington Capitals, becoming the youngest coach ever in the NHL -- and in all professional sports.
After spending parts of three seasons behind the bench in Washington, his broadcasting career began in December 1981, as an analyst with CBC's Hockey Night in Canada
. After three years he shifted to TSN as a hockey analyst, and for 20 years he covered the NHL, Canada Cup, World Junior Championship, Men's World Hockey Championship and college hockey. Green's broadcast experience also includes hosting the Sirius/XM radio show, "The Power Play."
In 2002 Green returned to coaching part-time, as head coach of Canada's national men's team for various international tournaments, guiding the team to a gold medal at the Deutchland Cup in 2002, and at the Spengler Cup in 2003.
In addition to his broadcast duties, Green was one of the principal owners of the Can Am Hockey Group, and for the last 20 years, he has been a Senior Director of Stadium Consultants International and BBB architects, the designers of more than 100 sports facilities worldwide, including Vancouver's Rogers Arena and Toronto's Air Canada Centre.