Travis Green

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Travis Green
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Born (1970-12-20) December 20, 1970 (age 46)
Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for New York Islanders
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Phoenix Coyotes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1989
New York Islanders
Playing career 1990–2008

Travis Vernon Green (born December 20, 1970) is an ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously coached the American Hockey League's Utica Comets, Vancouver's top affiliate. Drafted 23rd overall in 1989, Green played for 5 different National Hockey League (NHL) teams in his 14-year career.

Playing career

Green started out with the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League (WHL), playing with them from 1986–1989. In the middle of the 89–90 year, he was traded to the Medicine Hat Tigers where he completed his junior career. While with the Chiefs, he scored 137 goals and made 165 assists, for a total of 302 points. He added 15 goals, 24 assists, and 39 points to this while with the Tigers to fill out his junior career.

Green was drafted 23rd overall by the New York Islanders in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. As of the last completed NHL season, Green played 857 career games, scoring 182 goals and 249 assists for 431 points. His best season statistically was the 1995–96 season, when he scored 25 goals and 45 assists for 70 points in only 69 games. On June 30, 2006 the final year of his contract with the Boston Bruins was bought out. On August 10, 2006 he was signed by the Anaheim Ducks, the team he had previously played for from 1998 to 1999. However, he played only seven games in his return to the Ducks, before being claimed on waivers by another former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, in January 2007.

Green was a member of Team Canada at the 2007 Spengler Cup.[1]

Coaching career

After finishing his playing career Green was hired by the Portland Winterhawks as an assistant coach and assistant general manager in 2008.[1][2] Midway through the 2012–13 season head coach and general manager Mike Johnston was suspended by the WHL for player-benefit violations.[3] Green took over as interim head coach, finishing with a 37–8–0–2 record in the final 47 games.[4] In the playoffs Portland advanced to the final where they defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings in six games to win the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions and secure a berth in the Memorial Cup tournament.[5] In the tournament Portland lost in the final to the Halifax Mooseheads.[1]

In the 2013 off-season, Green was hired by the American Hockey League's (AHL) Utica Comets to be their head coach.[4] In the 2014–15 season, he led them to the Calder Cup Finals where they lost in five games to the Manchester Monarchs.

On April 26, 2017, he was named head coach of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).[6]

Personal life

Green also has won over $345,000 in poker tournaments, including events at the World Series of Poker. He is married to Sheree Green and has a daughter, Jordyn, and two sons, Blake and Brody.[1]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Spokane Chiefs WHL 64 8 17 25 27 3 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 33 53 86 42 15 10 10 20 13
1988–89 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 51 51 102 79
1989–90 Spokane Chiefs WHL 50 45 44 89 90
1989–90 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 25 15 24 39 19 3 0 0 0 2
1990–91 Capital District Islanders AHL 73 21 34 55 26
1991–92 Capital District Islanders AHL 71 23 27 50 10 7 0 4 4 21
1992–93 Capital District Islanders AHL 20 12 11 23 39
1992–93 New York Islanders NHL 61 7 18 25 43 12 3 1 4 6
1993–94 New York Islanders NHL 83 18 22 40 44 4 0 0 0 2
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 42 5 7 12 25
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 69 25 45 70 42
1996–97 New York Islanders NHL 79 23 41 64 38
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 54 14 12 26 66
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 22 5 11 16 16
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 79 13 17 30 81 4 0 1 1 4
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 78 25 21 46 45 5 1 2 3 2
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 13 15 28 63
2001–02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 11 23 34 61 20 3 6 9 34
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 12 12 24 67 4 2 1 3 4
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 64 11 5 16 67 7 0 1 1 8
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 82 10 12 22 79
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 7 1 1 2 6
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 24 0 0 0 21
2007–08 EV Zug NLA 29 9 11 20 126 6 0 3 3 12
NHL totals 970 193 262 455 764 56 10 11 21 60

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Canada WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 8 5 3 8 8
1997 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 11 3 6 9 12
1998 Canada WC 6th 6 0 3 3 2
Senior totals 25 8 12 20 22

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2012–13 POR 47 37 8 0 2 .770 1st in West 16 5 .762 Won Championship
Lost Memorial Cup
POR total 47 37 8 0 2 .770 16 5 .762 1 playoff appearance
2013–14 UTI 76 35 32 0 5 79 3rd in North Missed playoffs
2014–15 UTI 76 47 20 0 7 103 1st in North 12 11 .522 Lost in Calder Cup Final
2015–16 UTI 76 38 26 0 8 88 3rd in North 1 3 .250 Lost in Semifinals
2016–17 UTI 76 35 32 0 9 79 5th in North Missed playoffs
UTI Total 304 155 110 0 29 .574 13 14 .481 2 playoff appearances

References

  1. ^ a b c d Pitarresi, John (2013-07-11). "NHL veteran Travis Green named coach of Utica Comets". Observer-Dispatch. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Travis Green Assistant General Manager/Assistant Coach". Portland Winterhawks. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Winterhawks punished for violations". Fox Sports. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Travis Green leaving Winterhawks to become coach of AHL's Utica Comets". The Oregonian. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Winterhawks win WHL championship". The Columbian. 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  6. ^ "Travis Green named Canucks head coach". NHL.com. April 26, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 

External links

  • Travis Green player profile at NHL.com
  • Travis Green career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  • NHLPA.com page
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Willie Desjardins
Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks
2017–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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