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Colin Greening

Colin Greening
Colin Greening 2013-05-17.JPG
With the Senators during the 2013 playoffs
Born (1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 32)
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Toronto Marlies
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 204th overall, 2005
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2010–present

Colin Peter Greening (born March 9, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL). He previously played for the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted by the Senators in the seventh round, 204th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career

While playing for Upper Canada College in Toronto, Ontario, Greening was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round, 204th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Greening played four full seasons of NCAA collegiate hockey at Cornell University without missing a single game, serving as captain in his junior and senior year and being selected for membership in the Quill and Dagger society.[1] At Cornell, Greening played on a line with another future NHLer, Riley Nash.

Greening scored the game-winning goal in double overtime for the Ottawa Senators in game three during the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

After graduating from Cornell in 2010, Greening joined the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL), the top minor league affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. He made his NHL debut on February 1, 2011, in a game in Newark against the New Jersey Devils. On March 3, 2011, Greening scored his first career NHL goal against the Atlanta Thrashers in a 3–1 Ottawa victory. On May 19, 2011, Greening was signed to a three-year, one-way contract by the Senators that will pay him $700,000 in 2011–12, $800,000 in 2012–13, and $950,000 in 2013–14.[2][3]

On January 12, 2012, Greening was selected to participate in the NHL YoungStars Game, which coincided with the 2012 All-Star Game held in Ottawa.[4] He finished his rookie season with 17 goals and 37 points while playing in all 82 of Ottawa's games.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Greening spent time with the Aalborg Pirates of Denmark's AL-Bank Ligaen.

On September 9, 2013, Greening signed a three-year, $7.95 million contract extension that pays him $2 million in 2014–15, $2.75 million in 2015–16 and $3.2 million in 2016–17.[5] Since 2015, his playing time has been split between Ottawa and Binghamton.

On February 9, 2016, Greening was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a nine-player deal which saw Dion Phaneuf going to the Ottawa Senators.[6] Greening would make his Toronto debut two days later against the Edmonton Oilers.

On July 1, 2017, Greening as a free agent opted to remain with the Maple Leafs, re-signing to a one-year, two-way deal.[7] After the conclusion of the 2017–18 season, where the Marlies won their first Calder Cup, Greening signed a one year AHL contract with the Marlies.[8]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 56 27 35 62 46 5 3 0 3 2
2006–07 Cornell University ECAC 31 11 8 19 26
2007–08 Cornell University ECAC 36 14 19 33 41
2008–09 Cornell University ECAC 36 15 16 31 28
2009–10 Cornell University ECAC 34 15 20 35 31
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 59 15 25 40 41 23 1 4 5 13
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 6 7 13 10
2011–12 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 17 20 37 46 7 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Aalborg Pirates DEN 17 13 12 25 12
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 47 8 11 19 11 10 3 1 4 2
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 6 11 17 41
2014–15 Ottawa Senators NHL 26 1 0 1 29
2014–15 Binghamton Senators AHL 12 5 2 7 13
2015–16 Binghamton Senators AHL 41 7 6 13 52
2015–16 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 30 7 8 15 13
2016–17 Toronto Marlies AHL 69 10 14 24 49 11 2 2 4 0
2017–18 Toronto Marlies AHL 73 16 13 29 35 20 4 5 9 10
NHL totals 286 45 57 102 150 17 3 2 5 2

Awards and honors

Award Year
College
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2007–08 [9]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2008–09 [9]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2009–10 [9]
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2010 [10]
ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year 2009–10 [11]
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (ice hockey) 2010 [12]
All-Ivy League First Team All-Star 2010 [13]
ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team 2010 [14]
AHL
Calder Cup (Toronto Marlies) 2018 [15]
NHL
YoungStars Game 2012

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Matt Cook
ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year
2009–10
Succeeded by
Stéphane Boileau