After turning down the Capitals' intial qualifying offer to him, defenseman Mike Green has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, agreeing to a three-year, $18.25 million extension. Despite missing much of last season with injury problems, Capitals general manager George McPhee is hopeful that the 26-year old can be an asset going forward under new coach Adam Oates.
We are pleased to re-sign Mike Green to a new contract, Mike is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey League and is just entering his prime. He will continue to be a key part of our team moving forward.
Green played in 32 games last season and recorded seven points on three goals and four assists, but managed to have a plus-five rating overall. The hope here is that with a full offseason of recovery, Green will come back for the 2012-13 season and recapture the form that got him named as a finalist for the Norris Trophy (Defensive Player of the Year) twice.