Mike Green was born October 12, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta. The first round, 29th overall selection of the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Green is a graduate of the WHL's Saskatoon Blades.
An offensively gifted defenseman, Green played five seasons in the WHL registering 172 points (37-135-172). A member of the WHL East First All-Star Team (2004-05), Green went on to make his NHL debut with Washington during the 2005-06 season while seeing the majority of his playing time with the AHL's Hershey Bears.
Green went on to register 18 points (3-15-18) in 21 AHL playoff games, leading the Bears to the 2006 Calder Cup title. In 2006-07 Green became a regular on the Capitals blueline, appearing in 70 games. He broke out the following season by recording a career-high 18 goals and 56 points as the Capitals entered the playoffs for the first time since 2003.
During Green's ten years with the Capitals he amassed 113 goals and 360 points and eight playoff appearances for the team. This is highlighted in the 2008-09 season where he set a record for the longest consecutive goal scoring streak by scoring a goal in eight straight games. This season he would score a total of 31 goals and 73 points in 68 games and be a First Team All-Star.
After a number of injury riddled seasons with the Captials, Green left to sign a 3 year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on July 1 , 2015. In his first season with Detroit, Green would appear in 74 games, finding the back of the net seven times and added 28 assists for 35 points.
On the international stage, Green represented Canada at the 2008 World Championship leading the team to a silver medal performance.