Andy Green signs a one-day contract to retire as a demon | Release

Defensesman Andy Green, who spent 14 seasons of his 16-year NHL career with New Jersey, today signed a one-day contract with the New Jersey Devils and announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Green and his family will continue to reside in New Jersey and Andy will work with the organization at certain points throughout the year as his schedule allows.

Andy released to his family, friends, colleagues and fans the following statement:

“After dropping out of the University of Miami in 2006, as a free agent without drafting, I was fortunate enough to sign an NHL contract with the New Jersey Devils. In January of 2007, I fulfilled my dream and played my first NHL game. While I’m sitting here 16 years later It still seems surreal that I was one of the lucky ones who was able to do what I dreamed of when I was five years old.

“I was told I was born to play hockey. My mom went into labor with me on the way to one of my older brother’s hockey games. I think that’s a sign. Dad, I think of you every day and I can’t thank you enough for all the life lessons you taught me and that I am now passing on To my sons. My mother, you have been there every step of the way with your unconditional love and support. To my three big brothers and their families, you have paved the way for me to get into a game of hockey, but you have also given me what any little brother wants and that is love.

“I would like to thank the New Jersey Devils, for giving me my first and last day in the NHL. You treated not only me, but most importantly my family, with nothing but love and respect and I will be forever grateful for that. Thanks also to the New York Islanders over the past two and a half years.”

“Thank you to all the coaches, former coaches and all of the service staff. I am so grateful for all the efforts and support you have given me, and I will always be indebted to you.

“Thank you to all my former teammates. You have always made coming to the rink fun, challenging and rewarding. I will cherish all the memories we made over the years, but most importantly friendships that will last a lifetime. I wouldn’t be here today without you and I wish you nothing but the best. to go forward,

“For the fans. Your support means the world to me. There is nothing better than getting out of the tunnel for a game and not being able to hear yourself think. Without you, there is no game.

“Finally, to my beautiful wife Rachel, I cannot thank you enough for your continued selflessness not only to our family, but to my career. I can’t wait for the next stage in our lives and what the future holds for us. Colton and Maddox, you two continue to amaze me with your kindness, and your big smiles. And I love watching you grow every day.”

“Andy Green was everything we wanted as a player, captain and individual to represent our team and the entire New Jersey Devils organization,” said David Pletzer and Josh Harris, New Jersey Devils co-managing partners. “Throughout his career, Andy’s day-to-day professional conduct and work ethic has exemplified what we strive for as a franchise. He demonstrated what it means to be a leader on and off the ice, and for that, along with his fortitude as a player, they were and remain fortunate to be a lifelong demon. As they continue to make New Jersey their home, the doors of the Prudential Center are always open for Andy, his wife Rachel, and their children.”

“Andy was a cornerstone of New Jersey during his 14 years and evolved into an exceptional leader and what it means to be a demon,” said Tom Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President/General Manager, New Jersey Devils. “He was an accomplished professional when times were tough and he was a representation of his teammates in the locker room. It is only right that he announced his retirement from the National Hockey League as a member of the Devils and we thank him for everything he did on and off the ice for the organization. During his stay at the New Jersey, we know he’ll be around Prudential Center on his own schedule, but he can now spend time with his wife, Rachel, and sons, Colton and Maddox.”

Green, 39, is signed as a free agent by New Jersey out of Miami (Ohio) University. Over the course of 16 years, he skated in 1,057 matches, scored 264 points (52g – 212a) and scored 277 minutes as a penalty. In addition, Greene played 90 Stanley Cup games, notching 14 points (5g-9a) and 42 penalty minutes. Skate at 1000The tenth NHL game on November 16The tenth2021 with New York Islanders and was 20The tenth US-born defensemen get this far. In 14 seasons with New Jersey, he appeared in 923 games and scored 49 goals and 197 assists for 246 points while scoring 259 minutes of penalty kicks. In 50 Stanley Cup playoffs with the Devils, he scored nine points (3g-6a) and was a member of the 2012 Eastern Conference Championship squad. Greene played in total games number seven in franchise history and has the third longest playing streak in franchise history at 350, (6 March 2012 – January 3, 2017). He was named the 11th team captain on October 8, 2015. On February 16, 2020, Green was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for David Quinville and a second-round pick in 2021.

Born October 30, 1982 in Trenton, Michigan, Green played four years at the University of Miami (CCHA) from 2002-03 to 2005-06, serving as the captain for his last two seasons. He was inducted into the Miami Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. He represented Team USA at the 2010 World Championships. Andy and his wife Rachel have two sons – Colton (7) and Maddox (5).

Green will be honored by the Devils for his time with the organization during the club’s opening game October 15 against the Detroit Red Wings, Green’s hometown team. He and his family will participate in the festive puck drop party. Additionally, he will be joining MSG broadcasts for a first break interview with Erika Wachter, his former teammate and predecessor as team captain, Bryce Salvador. Interviews and exclusive content for Andy Greene will be available over the coming days at newjerseydevils.com And MSG will be giving a full interview to Green and Devils legend Ken Daneko during the October 22 pre-match show.

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