The Ducks have signed left wing Josh Green to a one-year contract through the 2010-11 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Green, 32 (11/16/77), appeared in 47 games for Modo of the Swedish Elite League last season, collecting 12-8=20 points with 79 penalty minutes (PIM). Originally signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 22, 2008, Green made his Ducks debut in the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs, going scoreless in five games.
Selected by Los Angeles in the second round (30th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Green has played for Los Angeles (1998-99), New York Islanders (1999-00), Edmonton (2001-03), New York Rangers (2002-03), Washington (2002-04), Calgary (2003-04), Vancouver (2005-07) and Anaheim (2009). In 322 career NHL games, Green has scored 35-39=74 points with 193 PIM. He has also appeared in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games with Edmonton, Vancouver and Anaheim, earning 0-1=1 point with 12 PIM.
A native of Camrose, Alberta, Green has appeared in 266 career American Hockey League (AHL) contests, recording 83-98=181 points with 267 PIM. The 6-3, 225-pound left wing spent the 2008-09 regular season with Anaheim’s then-AHL affiliate in Iowa, collecting 10-14=24 points with 52 PIM in 39 games.