Former New Jersey Captain Signs One-Day Contract To Retire With Team

After fighting against the odds his entire career, Andy Greene is finally calling it quits. Beginning as an undrafted free agent out of Miami University, Greene managed to carve out a 16-year stay in the NHL, primarily as a member of the New Jersey Devils. From 2015 to 2020 he served as the team’s captain, before being traded to the New York Islanders. At the age of 39, Greene has now decided to hang up his skates, and has signed a one-day contract to retire as a Devil.
Greene totalled 264 points in his career, but it was on the defensive side of the game that he earned his paycheck. A staple of the Devils’ penalty killing unit for a decade, he was a shutdown defender for some very talented New Jersey teams. What made him such a presence for so long, though, was his consistency and durability. Besides his rookie year, when he was called up mid-season, Greene never played fewer than 48 games in a season. He had 5 seasons where he played every single regular season game, including three straight seasons from 2013 to 2016 when he played 82 games each year. Last season he passed the 1,000-game threshold, becoming just the 20th American-born defenseman to do so.
Greene will be acknowledged by the Devils before their home opener on October 15th, and he will also be interviewed during the game’s first intermission. The team has also posted a congratulatory tweet for their former captain, as well a letter Greene wrote on for the Devils’ fanbase.

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