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Greene becomes 11th captain in Devils history

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today named defenseman Andy Greene the 11th captain in team history. Mike Cammalleri, Patrik Elias, Adam Henrique and Travis Zajac will serve as alternates. The announcement was made by Devils’ Head Coach John Hynes.

Greene, 32, is entering his ninth season with New Jersey. In 2014-15, Greene recorded 3g-19a-22pts and 20 PIM and was the only Devil to appear in all 82 games. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami (OH) on April 4, 2006 and made his NHL debut on January 12, 2007. Greene ranks sixth all-time among Devils’ defensemen in games-played (559), and is seventh in goals (31), assists (140) and points (171). He has played in a career-high 229 straight games since March 6, 2012, which stands as the second-longest stretch among defensemen in franchise history.

Greene has also appeared in 45 Stanley Cup Playoff games with New Jersey, totaling 3g-4a-7pts and 16 PIM. The native of Trenton, MI has twice been named by his teammates as the club’s Unsung Hero (2013-14 & 2009-10).

He appeared in 52 games for New Jersey’s AHL affiliate in Lowell in 2006-07, where he collected 5g-16a-21pts and was selected to play in the league’s All-Star game. He posted 27g-87a-114pts and 256 PIM in 159 career games at Miami from 2002-06.

During his senior season with the Red Hawks, Greene posted 9g-22a-31pts in 39 appearances and was selected as the CCHA’s Offensive Defenseman of the Year (also, 2005), Defensive Defenseman of the Year and was named to the CCHA First All-Star Team (also 2004, 2005), CCHA All-Tournament Team (also 2004) and the NCAA West First All-American Team. His amateur experience included three seasons with Detroit (NAHL). In 2001-02, Greene registered 16g-29a-45pts in 53 games, was named the league’s Most Valuable Defenseman/to its First All-Star Team and helped lead the Ambassadors to the Robertson Cup.

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