Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Red Wings trade veteran D Green to Oilers

Field Level Media
25 Feb 2020, 02:19 GMT+10

The Detroit Red Wings traded defenseman Mike Green to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for forward Kyle Brodziak and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2020 or 2021.

Green, 34, is in the final season of a two-year contract signed in June 2018 and can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

The two-time All-Star has three goals and eight assists in 48 games this season. A first-round pick by Washington in 2004, he has 501 points (150 goals, 351 assists) in 878 games with the Capitals (2005-15) and Red Wings (2015-20).

"You can never have enough defensemen," Oilers general manager Ken Holland said. "Obviously I know Mike Green from my days in Detroit, and his strengths are his ability to skate and his ability to move the puck."

Green was a Norris Trophy finalist in 2008-09 and 2009-10 and has 37 points (10 goals, 27 assists) in 76 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Brodziak, 35, has missed the entire 2019-20 season with a back injury. He has 296 points (129 goals, 167 assists) in 917 games with the Oilers (2005-09, 2018-19), Minnesota Wild (2009-15) and St. Louis Blues (2015-18).

The Oilers (33-22-7) moved into second place in the Pacific Division with a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night.

--Field Level Media

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