Green, a native of the Canadian province of Manitoba, played 621 games with Boston from 1960-72. A defenseman, he registered 254 points (48 goals, 206 assists) and was part of the Bruins' 1971-72 championship team. He missed the 1969-70 season that resulted in a Stanley Cup win after he was hit in the head with a stick in the preseason.
Green moved on to the World Hockey Association and played three seasons with the Hartford Whalers and four with the Winnipeg Jets before retiring in 1979. He was a member of three WHA championship teams. Green served as an assistant coach on five Stanley Cup championship teams with the Oilers in the 1980s, then became the head coach in the 1991-92 season. After a 65-102-21 record, Green was fired early in the 1993-94 season.
He later returned to Edmonton as an assistant before taking the same job with the Rangers from 2000-04. The Rangers and Oilers paid tribute to him on Saturday before their meeting at Madison Square Garden.
--Field Level Media
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