Red Wings Sign Green to Three Year Deal

The Detroit Red Wings signed free agent defenseman Mike Green to a three year deal on Wednesday. The deal is reportedly worth $6 million per season.

The 29-year-old – who has spent his entire career with the Washington Capitals – is a right-handed shot. The Red Wings will look for him to fill the offensive-defenseman role they’ve been missing since the retirement of Brian Rafalski.

A veteran of 575 NHL games, Green has scored 113 goals and 247 assists for 360 career points. A power play specialist, nearly half of his goals have come with the man-advantage.

Green has been a Norris Trophy runner-up twice and has played in one All-Star Game.