KINGS ASSISTANT COACH 1995-99
All-Time Kings Coaches | Current Kings Coaches
Rick Green served four seasons as a Kings assistant coach under former Montreal Canadiens teammate Larry Robinson from 1995-99, being named to the position on Aug. 15, 1995.
Prior to joining the Kings, Green served three seasons as an assistant with the NY Islanders from 1992-95. He started his coaching career following his retirement from the NHL in 1992, with the Islanders. For his career, the defenseman appeared in 845 games with the Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings and Islanders from 1976-92, scoring 43-220=263 and adding another 3-16=19 in 100 post season games, winning the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986.
Green was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft, first overall, making his NHL debut on Oct. 5, 1976 vs. Atlanta. In September, 1982, Green was traded with Ryan Walter to the Montreal Canadiens for Rod Langway, Brian Engblom, Doug Jarvis and Craig Laughlin.
He played in Montreal from 1982-89, before briefly retiring and then signing with HC Merano in Italy. Montreal, however, retained Green's rights and then traded him to the Detroit Red Wings. After playing 65 gamed in Motown during the 1990-91 season, the veteran joined the New York Islanders briefly the next year before retiring to pursue his coaching career.
Following his time in Los Angeles, Green signed on to join the Montreal Canadiens coaching staff on Nov. 27, 2000 and remained in the position until 2005-06.