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Former Bruin Ted Green Passes Away at 79

Defenseman played 11 seasons with the Bruins from 1960-72

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Former Bruins defenseman Ted Green has passed away at the age of 79. The St. Boniface, Manitoba, native played for Boston from 1960-1972.

Green, known for his rough-and-tumble style, was a member of the Bruins' Stanley Cup championship teams in 1970 and 1972. During the 1971-72 season, the blue liner - also known as "Terrible Ted" - put up 17 points (goal, 16 assists) in 54 regular-season games, before suiting up for another 10 postseason contests. Green was injured during the 1969-70 season, but his name is still engraved on the Stanley Cup.

The 5-foot-10, 200-pound right shot had his best season in 1968-69, notching 46 points (8 goals, 38 assists) in 65 games. For his efforts, Green was named a Second-Team All-Star and finished third in the Norris Trophy voting. Green also ranked in the top 10 of the Norris voting in 1964-65 (seventh) and 1966-67 (10th).

In 11 seasons donning the Black & Gold, Green compiled 254 points (48 goals, 206 assists) and 1,029 penalty minutes in 621 games. Green played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1965 and 1969.

Green finished his career in the World Hockey Association, playing seven seasons between the New England Whalers and Winnipeg Jets.

Following his retirement, Green went on to serve as an assistant coach of the Edmonton Oilers, helping the team to five Stanley Cups in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1990. He was head coach in Edmonton from 1991-94.

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