Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Moving On Up: Travis Green

Former Islander center Travis Green has officially retired from playing hockey professionally and is now an Assistant Coach and the Assistant GM with the Portland Winter Hawks of the WHL. According to this article on the Portland Tribune website, Green was itching to try his hand at coaching and jumped at the opportunity to join the reshaping squad. Green was a WHL star himself between 1986-1990 when he played for the Spokane Chiefs and Medicine Hat Tigers. His play in the WHL caught the attention of the Islanders who drafted him in the 2nd Round, 23rd overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

A 970 game NHL veteran, Green spent last season with Zug in the Swiss League where he continued to contribute offensively with 9 goals and 11 assists for 20 points on 29 games. During his NHL career Green netted 193 goals and added 262 assistes for 455 points. In that time he also racked up 764 penalty minutes, a -54 rating and 21 game winning goals. Green played for the Isles, Ducks, Coyotes, Maple Leafs and Bruins. A transplant to Irvine, Green resides only miles from FIW's home base in Orange, California.

We wish Travis the best as he embarks on the world of coaching and managing!

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