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By the Numbers: Mike Green

Green led Detroit's defensemen with 36 points, tying him for sixth on the team

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Mike Green.

Mike Green is entering the final season of his three-year, $18 million contract with the Red Wings.

Green has been the offensive defenseman the Wings were seeking when they signed him away from the Washington Capitals but there's likely more for him to give.

He may not get back to the 73 and 76-point seasons he had with the Capitals in 2008-09 and 2009-10 but he could certainly reach the 45-point mark that he had in 2014-15, his last season in Washington.

However, if the Wings are not in contention at the trade deadline, Green would be a prime trade candidate.

700 - On Feb. 28 at Vancouver, Green played in his 700th career NHL game. Although Green did not factor in the scoring, the Wings won a 3-2 overtime decision.

400 - Green recorded his 400th career point during the Wings' home opener on Oct. 17 against the Ottawa Senators. Green had his first career hat trick in the game, a 5-1 victory. Darren Helm had the team's other two goals.

100 - On Dec. 4 at the New York Islanders, Green played in his 100th game with the Wings. Although Danny DeKeyser got the accolades for scoring the game-winner in overtime, Green had Detroit's first two goals of the game, at 12:53 of the first period and 14:40 of the second.

36 - Green led Detroit's defensemen with 36 points, tying him for sixth on the team with forward Anthony Mantha. Green had 14 goals and 22 assists. Only captain Henrik Zetterberg with 51, Gustav Nyquist with 36 and Frans Nielsen with 24 had more assists than Green.

10 - Like most of the Wings, Green missed some time due to injury. He missed eight games from Dec. 20 to Jan. 7 and then two more from Feb. 18-19. That was far from the most games missed as goaltender Jimmy Howard led the way with 37. Green also had 10 points on the power play, fourth on the team behind Nielsen with 15, Zetterberg with 13 and Thomas Vanek with 11.

23:33 - Green, 31, had more average time on ice than any other Wing at 23:33. DeKeyser was second with 21: 56. Green was 23rd in the NHL in that category. Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfiglien was first with an average time on ice of 27:26. The top 67 players were all defensemen. The first forward to appear is Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly at 21:27.

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