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Rangers Claim Josh Green Off Waivers from Calgary

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired left wing Josh Green from the Calgary Flames, claiming him off waivers.

Green, 26, has appeared in 36 matches for Calgary this season, registering two goals and four assists for six points, along with 24 penalty minutes. He has also skated in 22 matches with the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL), recording six goals and nine assists for 15 points, along with 46 penalty minutes.

In 218 career NHL matches with Calgary, the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Rangers and Washington Capitals, he has tallied 26 goals and 30 assists for 56 points, along with 146 penalty minutes. The 6-4, 212-pounder also skated in three career post-season matches with Edmonton in 2001. Last season, Green skated in four matches with the Rangers after he was acquired from Edmonton on December 12, 2002 in exchange for future considerations.

He has appeared in 125 career AHL matches with Lowell, the Fredericton Canadiens, Spingfield Falcons and Hamilton Bulldogs, registering 45 goals and 41 assists for 86 points, along with 110 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning professional, Green spent over four seasons (1993-1998) in the Western Hockey League (WHL), skaing with the Portland Winter Hawks, Medicine Hat Tigers and Swift Current Broncos.

The native of Camrose, Alberta was originally Los Angeles' first choice, 30th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
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