Toronto Maple Leafs‘ 8th year veteran left wing Colin Greening(38) had a decent season with affiliate Toronto Marlies scoring 10 goals and 14 assists in 69 AHL games with a +6 rating but for the first time in his career was not recalled.
Maybe a bit odd as after a trade brought him to the club, he played 30 straight games in the big league scoring a tidy 7 goals and 8 assists on a non-playoff squad.
Heading into 2017/2018, the 31-year old was scheduled to once again become an unrestricted free agent but the parent club stepped in immediately to re-up him for another campaign, which seems to have him pegged to assume the captain’s role of the farm team but also could get him closer to 300 NHL games played.
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Toronto Maple Leafs‘ recent acquisition in the Dion Phaneuf(4) deal, sixth year center Colin Greening(38) was buried in the minors on the second season of his three-year multi-million dollar extension.
Judging by his stats through the first 41 AHL games, scoring only 7 goals and 6 assists he did not appear to be happy.
No worries about that for now, as his new home team has been inserting him straight into the lineup on a nightly basis and he’s popped in a goal and an assist with a +2 rating averaging 17 minutes ice time per game.
The 6’2″ 211 lbs. power forward had his best production as a sophomore skater and his first full campaign up in the big league.
Through a complete 82 game schedule he had a pretty serious 17 goals and 20 assists and never quite matched those totals in the following years.
A new building to play in, wearing a different emblem on his chest may be the switch up what the now 29-year old needs to come back to life.
He’s on the hook for one more year for $3.2m so they are likely hoping this will happen.
In the off-season he signed himself a three-year, one-way deal before his one-year entry level contract ran out and now is being hyped as a sizable pick-up for the Sens.
Last season in his rookie year he appeared in 24 NHL games (6 goals, 7 assists) and 59 with Binghamton in the AHL (15 goals, 25 assists), plus another 23 Calder Cup Playoff games (1 goal, 4 assists) en route to winning it. That totals a pretty outstanding 106 games played in the 2010/2011 season.