BOSTON—The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with center Travis Green on a two-year contract, it was announced today by Bruins General Manager Mike O'Connell. Green was an unrestricted free agent and, in keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not released.
"Travis was a very reliable player for us in our last season and we're happy to have him back," said O'Connell. "He's a real character player and adds a lot of leadership to our dressing room."
Green, 34, played four seasons of junior hockey with Spokane and Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League with 152-190=342 totals and 247 penalty minutes in 286 career junior games. Drafted by the NY Islanders as their second pick, 23rd overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, he turned pro for the 1990-91 season, playing his first two pro seasons for the Islanders' AHL affiliate in Capitals District. He spent seven-plus seasons in the Islanders organization, including two 20+ goal seasons with New York, before going to Anaheim in a multi-player trade on February 6, 1998.
The 6'2", 200 lb. native of Castlegar, British Columbia played the next four-plus seasons with Anaheim, Phoenix and Toronto before coming to Boston on October 3, 2003 for a 2004 sixth round draft pick (Lennart Petrell). He had 11 goals and five assists for 16 points with 67 penalty minutes in 64 Bruins games in 2003-04 and did not play in the 2004-05 year.
Green has scored ten-or-more goals in his last nine straight seasons and has hit the 20+ goal mark on three occasions, including career-highs of 25 goals in each of the 1995-96 and 1999-2000 seasons. He has career NHL totals of 182 goals and 249 assists for 431 points with 658 penalty minutes in 857 NHL games.