Rick Green (ice hockey)

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Rick Green
Born (1956-02-20) February 20, 1956 (age 58)
Belleville, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
New York Islanders
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1976
Washington Capitals
WHA Draft 10th overall, 1976
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1976–1992

Richard Douglas Green (born February 20, 1956 in Belleville, Ontario) is a former ice hockey defenceman.

Green was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft, First Overall. He was also drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, First Round, Tenth Overall. He won the OHA 1976 Max Kaminsky Trophy for Most Outstanding Defenceman as selected by league general managers. He has played for the OHA's London Knights and the NHL's Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders. He has also been assistant coach for the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens. He won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986.

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Preceded by
Mel Bridgman
NHL first overall draft pick
1976
Succeeded by
Dale McCourt
Preceded by
Alex Forsyth
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
1976
Succeeded by
Greg Carroll
Preceded by
Pierre Mondou
Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1976
Succeeded by
Lucien DeBlois







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