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Matt Greene

Matt Greene  #2

Los Angeles Kings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: May 13, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Grand Ledge, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 234 DRAFTED: EDM / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (44th overall)
**Currently on Injured Reserve** 2014-15: Selected as the Kings Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award) for the third consecutive year and fifth time overall One of four Kings to play in all 82 games Surpassed his goal (2), assist (4) and point (6) totals from 2013-14 Finished second on the team in hits (209) and blocked shots (129) Registered a career-tying (second time) two-game assist streak (0-2=2), Jan. 1-3 His first goal of the season, scored on Nov. 18 vs. FLA, was his first goal since Oct. 19, 2013 vs. DAL.
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.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016