Introducing Mike Green, All-Star Game alternate captain for Team Staal. I control the universe!! This could not wait for Mikey Monday.
From the NHL.com article, I just loved this part:
Green has been the NHL’s most dynamic offensive defenseman the previous two seasons, but he has also steadily improved his work at the defensive end. He has eight goals and 21 points this season for the Capitals, and he is fourth in the League in time on ice at 26:02 per contest.
The 25-year-old Green is a two-time finalist for the Norris trophy and a two-time NHL first-team All-star. He’s lead all defensemen in goals and points in each of the past two seasons and in goals for three straight years.
And from the Capitals website:
Green, a two-time member of the NHL’s end-of-season NHL First All-Star Team and a two-time Norris Trophy runner-up, has led NHL defensemen in goals for three years in a row. He has also been tops among NHL defensemen in points for the past two seasons and is one of only two active defensemen with a 70-point season in his career – the other being Lidstrom, the opposing Captain. Green this season ranks fourth in ice time per game among NHL defensemen.
To top off today’s lovefest, the chairty organization Sporting Generosity has named Mike their January Player of the Month for doing good things for lots of people. [Link] No sad puppy face for Greener today!