Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ted Green
When Ted Green stepped onto the ice with the St. Boniface Canadiens in 1956-57, he was the property of the Montreal Canadiens. Three seasons later, he won the Memorial Cup with the Winnipeg Braves before the Boston Bruins secured his rights in the inter-league waiver draft of 1960.

In Green, the Bruins got a solid enforcer who provided the club with crease-clearing spine and leadership during the lean years of the early sixties. He put in eight seasons in Boston, watching the team accumulate an increasing number of Stanley Cup pieces when he suffered one of the more serious injuries in NHL history. Green's skull was fractured as the result of a stick-swinging duel with Wayne Maki of the St. Louis Blues during a pre-season match in 1969. Green was left paralyzed and close to death with no expectations of ever resuming his career on ice. But a year of convalescence and conditioning brought on an impressive recovery. With a metal plate in his head, Green returned to the Bruins line-up to finally savor a Stanley Cup victory in 1972, having missed the first win in 1970.

In 1972, Green became one of the high-profile NHLers who jumped to the WHA, in his case, with the New England Whalers. The team won the league's first Avco Cup in 1973. After two more seasons with the Whalers, Green closed out his career with the Winnipeg Jets where he enjoyed two more Avco Cup victories.

In 1979-80, Green stepped behind the bench to lead the Carman Hornets to a Manitoba intermediate championship. He then joined the Edmonton Oilers staff as an assistant, savouring five Stanley Cup victories. He tried his hand as the Oilers head coach from 1991-93 before stepping back to continue assisting with the organization. He later moved with Glen Sather to the Rangers, also as an assistant.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1956-57 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 17 1 2 3 76 7 0 0 0 10
1957-58 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 23 1 4 5 97 12 1 1 2 32
1957-58 St. Boniface Canadiens M-Cup 11 2 3 5 38
1958-59 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 25 5 11 16 120 9 1 5 6 32
1958-59 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 1 0 0 0 4
1958-59 Winnipeg Braves M-Cup 16 2 6 8 50
1959-60 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 70 8 20 28 109
1960-61 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1960-61 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 11 1 5 6 30 5 1 0 1 2
1960-61 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 57 1 18 19 127
1961-62 Boston Bruins NHL 66 3 8 11 116
1962-63 Boston Bruins NHL 70 1 11 12 117
1963-64 Boston Bruins NHL 70 4 10 14 145
1964-65 Boston Bruins NHL 70 8 27 35 156
1965-66 Boston Bruins NHL 27 5 13 18 113
1966-67 Boston Bruins NHL 47 6 10 16 67
1967-68 Boston Bruins NHL 72 7 36 43 133 +14 4 1 1 2 11
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 65 8 38 46 99 +9 10 2 7 9 18
1969-70 Boston Bruins NHLMGNT
1970-71 Boston Bruins NHL 78 5 37 42 60 +37 7 1 0 1 25
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 54 1 16 17 21 +10 10 0 0 0 0
1972-73 New England Whalers WHA 78 16 30 46 47 12 1 5 6 25
1973-74 New England Whalers WHA 75 7 26 33 42 7 0 4 4 2
1974-75 New England Whalers WHA 57 6 14 20 29 3 0 0 0 2
1975-76 Winnipeg Jets WHA 79 5 23 28 73 11 0 2 2 16
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 70 4 21 25 45 20 1 3 4 12
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 73 4 22 26 52 8 0 2 2 2
1978-79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 20 0 2 2 16
NHL Totals 620 48 206 254 1029 31 4 8 12 54


NHL Second All-Star Team (1969) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1965, 1969) Loaned to Winnipeg Braves by St. Boniface for Memorial Cup playoffs, April, 1959. Claimed by Montreal from Winnipeg (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 7, 1960. Claimed by Boston from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1960.
Missed entire 1969-70 due to concussion suffered in exhibition game vs. St. Louis, September 21, 1969. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Rights traded to New England (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for cash, May, 1972. Traded to Winnipeg (WHA) by New England (WHA) for future considerations, May, 1975.