The OHA's Most Outstanding Defenseman award for 1975-76 was taken by the Capitals ahead of scoring winger Blair Chapman (Penguins). A 6'-3", 200-pound defensive blueliner, Green was enlisted to help keep the puck out of the leaky Caps' net. His rookie season was cut short by a broken wrist, but he became a workhorse, though one that logged unsightly ratings of -35 and -46 while drawing frequent boos. He eventually won Caps fans over, but after six seasons in Washington, he was dealt to Montreal in the Rod Langway trade and ended up winning the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1986. He also helped them reach the '89 final. After a season with the Red Wings and a brief hitch as an Islander, Green retired in 1992, having played 845 games.