Veteran defenseman Andy Greene (Miami) was named the 11th captain in New Jersey Devils history prior to tonight's season opener against the Winnipeg Jets at the Prudential Center. A former Devils’ alternate captain, Greene succeeds former teammate Bryce Salvador, who retired in the off-season.
A native of Trenton, Mich., Greene, 32, has played his entire NHL career with New Jersey after signing with the Devils as a free agent in 2006. In 559 career NHL regular-season appearances through the 2014-15 campaign, he had tallied 31 goals and 140 assists for 171 points. He has also played in 45 Stanley Cup Playoff contests, collecting three goals and seven points, and was a member of New Jersey's 2012 Eastern Conference championship club.
Greene, who prepped with Compuware (NAHL) before enrolling in college, played for Miami from 2002 to 2006, notching 27-97—124 points while helping the Red Hawks to a CCHA regular-season title as a senior, along with a pair of NCAA Tournament berths in his collegiate career.