Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
Matt Greene
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 05/13/1983
AGE: 33
DRAFTED: EDM: 2002-44 overall

Goals: 1 (2x: Last, 3-28 at NSH)br /> Assists: 2 (2x: Last, 2-18 at ANA)br /> Points: 2 (2x: Last, 2-18 at ANA)br /> +/-: Plus-2 (4x: Last, 4-11 vs. SJ)br /> TOI: 25:34 (12-15 vs. SJ)br /> Shots: 4 (10-12 vs. SJ)br /> PIM: 9 (1-10 vs. NJ)br />
THIS SEASON: Has played in 115 consecutive games (Jan. 20, 2008 to present)...Recorded a career-high two goals, 12 assists, 14 points, 111 penalty minutes, 76 shots and 82 games played...One of five Kings to play in all 82 games...Led the Kings (10th in NHL) with 167 blocked shots...Ranked second on the Kings with 206 hits...Recorded two assists Feb. 18 at Anaheim...Appeared in his 200th NHL game Feb. 3 at Ottawa...Recorded seven hits and seven blocked shots Jan. 31 at Montreal...Recorded first career multi-point game Jan. 20 at Minnesota (two assists)...Recorded first goal as a King (first NHL goal since Dec. 14, 2006) Dec. 15 vs. San Jose...Also played a season-high 25:34 Dec. 15 vs. San Jose...Played a season-high 25:15 Dec. 5 vs. Edmonton...Was a plus-2 Nov. 22 vs. Colorado...Earned first point as a King with an assist Oct. 27 vs. Detroit...Signed to five-year contract extension Oct. 17...Named an alternate captain Oct. 8.
2014-15: Selected as the Kings Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award) for the third consecutive year and fifth time overall...One of four Kings to play in all 82 games...Surpassed his goal (2), assist (4) and point (6) totals from 2013-14...Finished second on the team in hits (209) and blocked shots (129)...Registered a career-tying (second time) two-game assist streak (0-2=2), Jan. 1-3...His first goal of the season, scored on Nov. 18 vs. FLA, was his first goal since Oct. 19, 2013 vs. DAL.

2013-14: Selected as the Kings Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award)…Played in 500th career game April 3 at SJ...PLAYOFFS: Career-high two assists (0-2=2) in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final June 1 at Chicago.

2012-13: Selected as the Kings Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award)…Activated from injured reserve April 18, 2013 (missed 42 games with mid-body injury)...Consecutive games played streak snapped at 132 when he missed Jan. 22, 2013 game at COL (streak started Dec. 26, 2010)...Placed on injured reserve Jan. 21, 2013…Assist Jan. 19, 2013 vs. CHI. 

2011-12: Ranked third among NHL defensemen in hits (241)…Established career high in goals and points…Tied career high with two points and two assists March 30, 2012 at EDM...Tied career high with two points and two assists March 16, 2012 at ANA….Played 400th career game Nov. 22, 2011 at STL…PLAYOFFS:  NHL rankings among defensemen were the following: tied for second in plus-minus (plus-9, tied for fifth overall), first in hits (77, fifth overall)…Became the second Kings defenseman to score a playoff SHG April 28, 2012 at STL (other was Rob Blake in 1993)…It was also his first career playoff goal.

2010-11: Kings Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award) and Kings Unsung Hero…Kings rankings were the following: third in blocked shots (105) and second in hits (243, second in the NHL among defensemen and ninth overall)…Scored first goal in 73 games Feb. 17, 2011 at NYR...Played in 200th game as a King Feb. 10, 2011 at PIT...PLAYOFFS: Second on club in hits (22), tied for second in penalty minutes.

2009-10: Tied career high with two goals…Ranked ninth in NHL (third among defensemen) with 238 hits…Selected as the Kings Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award)…At least one blocked shot in 55 of his 75 games (led Kings with 126)...Played in 300th NHL game March 22, 2010 vs. Colorado...Scored second goal of season Jan. 28, 2010 at Columbus...Played in 160 consecutive games from Jan. 20, 2008 to Jan. 9, 2010 before being sidelined with a lower body injury…Scored game-winning goal Nov. 25, 2009 at Edmonton...Played in 100th game as a King Nov. 9, 2009 at Chicago…PLAYOFFS: One assist in six games…Fourth on Kings with 22 hits.

2008-09: Recorded career-highs two goals, 12 assists, 14 points, 111 penalty minutes, 76 shots and 82 games played...One of five Kings to play in all 82 games...Led Kings (10th in NHL) with 167 blocked shots...Second on Kings with 206 hits...Two assists Feb. 18, 2009 at Anaheim...Played in 200th NHL game Feb. 3, 2009 at Ottawa...First career multi-point game Jan. 20, 2009 at Minnesota (two assists)...First goal as King (first NHL goal since Dec. 14, 2006) Dec. 15, 2008 vs. San Jose...Signed to five-year contract extension Oct. 17, 2008...Named an alternate captain Oct. 8, 2008.

2007-08: One assist and 53 penalty minutes in 46 games with Edmonton…Season-high six hits April 3, 2008 at Vancouver…Season-high five blocked shots March 26, 2008 at Minnesota…Plus or even rating in 34 of 46 games…Suffered a leg and ankle injury Oct. 30, 2007 and missed 34 games.

2006-07: 10 points (1-9=10) and 109 penalty minutes in 78 games with Edmonton…Led Edmonton with 109 penalty minutes, ranked second with 135 hits and 143 blocked shots…Played in 100th NHL game March 27, 2007 at Nashville.

2005-06: Two points (0-2=2) and 43 penalty minutes in 27 games with Edmonton and seven points (2-5=7) and 47 penalty minutes in 26 games with Iowa Stars (AHL)…Plus or even rating in 18 of 27 games with Edmonton...Selected to PlanetUSA's 2006 AHL All-Star Team, but did not play due to call-up to Edmonton…PLAYOFFS: One assist and 34 penalty minutes in 18 games, helping the Oilers advance to Stanley Cup Finals before losing to Carolina in Game 7...Second on Edmonton with 34 penalty minutes.

University of North Dakota, NCAA…31 points (3-28=31) and 347 penalty minutes (fourth most in school history) in 122 games during three-year tenure...UND's team captain in 2004-05 (led club to NCAA championship game)…UND qualified for NCAA championship tournament all three years he attended and compiled 81-35-13 record (2002-03 through 2004-05)…126 penalty minutes in 2004-05 ranked third in NCAA…Named to WCHA All-Academic Team in 2003-04 and 2004-05.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Edmonton in the second round (44th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Alternate captain for USA at 2010 World Championships (6 GP, 0-1=1) – one of two Kings to play for the team (Jack Johnson)…Represented USA at 2008 World Championships (7 GP, 0-0=0) – led club with 38 penalty minutes (second most in tournament)…Represented USA at 2007 World Championships (7 GP, 0-2=2)…Skated for Team USA at 2003 World Junior Championships (7 GP, 0-1=1) – led club with 34 penalty minutes…Member of 2002 U.S. Junior Select Team at the Viking Cup…Member of Team USA at the 2001 World U18 Championships…Played for U18 US National Team in Development Program (USNTDP) in 2000-01 (34 GP, 0-9=9)…Earned silver medal with Team USA at 2000 Five Nations Tournament.

PERSONAL: Nickname: Greener…Off-season home: Los Angeles…Girlfriend: Alyssa…Pet: bulldog (Mickey Rourke)…Favorite movie…The Usual Suspects…Favorite TV show: Tosh.0…Favorite actor: Mickey Rourke…Favorite band: Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: Chicago…Favorite book: The Alchemist…Favorite sport other than hockey: wiffleball…Favorite hockey moment: Stanley Cup run in 2006…Favorite pro athlete: Alan Trammell…Favorite hockey player growing up: Bob Rouse…Favorite road arena: Rexall Place…Favorite food: sushi…Favorite holiday: Halloween…Favorite website, other than LAKings.com: youtube.com…Favorite vacation spot: Grand Ledge, Mich….First job: at a tire store…Helps the environment by: recycling…If not a hockey player he would be: fireman.