Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Capitals sign Mike Green to 3-year extension

In this Jan. 1, 2009 file photo, Washington Capitals' Mike Green reacts after scoring a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Washington.

The Canadian Press

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenceman Mike Green to a three-year, $18.25-million contract extension, the club announced Monday.

Green will earn $6-million in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and $6.25-million in 2014-15.

"We are pleased to re-sign Mike Green to a new contract," Capitals general manager and vice-president George McPhee said in a statement. "Mike is one of the best young defencemen in the National Hockey League and is just entering his prime. He will continue to be a key part of our team moving forward."

Story continues below advertisement

The 26-year-old Calgary native has seen his production drop over two injury-plagued seasons in which he has played just 81 games. He played just 32 games last season due to a groin injury and had three goals and four assists.

The Capitals are gambling Green can get healthy and return to his previous form, which saw him break the 70-point plateau in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. He has reached double digits in goals three times, including a 31-goal season in 2008-09.

Green has collected 251 points (82 goals, 169 assists) and a plus-62 rating in 398 career NHL games, all with Washington.

Green was originally drafted by Washington in the first round (29th overall) of the 2004 NHL draft.

Report an error
Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at privacy@globeandmail.com.