Mike Green is joining the Red Wings on a three-year deal
JUL 1, 6:53p ET | Puck Drunk Love
Rotowire: Jul 1 / 12:57p ET
News: Green signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Red Wings on Thursday, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports.
Impact: In need of some more offensive ability from the right side of their defense, the Red Wings decided to make a run at Green, who is perhaps the most accomplished scorer of all the free-agent blueliners. Though injuries have slowed his production in recent years, Green stayed relatively healthy with the Capitals in 2014-15, playing 72 games and tallying 10 goals and 45 points. He saw his ice time decline in Washington as a result of last summer's signing of Matt Niskanen, but the Red Wings should have no trouble clearing out a regular role for Green on their second pairing. He's also a candidate to see time on the second-unit power play, which should help aid him to another 40-point season.
StatsLLC: Jul 1 / 12:00a ET
News: Green has signed a three-year, $18 million contract with Detroit.
Impact: Green has spent his entire career with Washington, recording 113 goals and 247 assists in 575 games. He is the second-highest scoring defenseman in the NHL over the past eight seasons and will be counted on to quarterback Detroit's power play. Green had 10 goals and 35 assists last season with the Capitals.
Rotowire: Jun 26 / 4:48p ET
News: Green will not return to the Capitals next season, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
Impact: Green will test the market when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He will likely be in for a decent payday, as the 29-year-old defender has been a solid offensive contributor throughout his NHL career when injuries haven't gotten in the way. Green tallied 45 points in 72 games with Washington last season, and will likely go to a team with cap room to spare looking for a boost in offensive production from the blue line.