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Blueshirts Acquire Josh Green from Edmonton

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Josh Green from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2004 conditional draft choice.

Green, 25, has appeared in 20 games with the Oilers this season, collecting two assists, along with 12 penalty minutes. Last season, he totaled 10 goals and five assists for 15 points for Edmonton, along with 52 penalty minutes. Green was acquired by the Oilers from the New York Islanders on June 24, 2000, along with Eric Brewer and a second round draft choice (Brad Winchester) in exchange for Roman Hamrlik.

The 6-4, 215-pounder has appeared in 157 career NHL contests with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and the Oilers over five NHL seasons, registering 23 goals and 24 assists for 47 points, along with 113 penalty. Green established career-bests in all offensive categories during the 1999-2000 season with the New York Islanders, registering 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 assists.

The native of Camrose, Alberta was originally Los Angeles’ second round selection, 30th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
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