DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed free agent defenseman Mike Green to a three-year contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.

Green, 29, has spent his entire NHL career with the Washington Capitals, picking up 360 points (113-247-360) in 575 career games. He has totaled 345 points (110-235-345) since the start of the 2007-08 season, making him the NHL’s second-highest scoring defenseman in that span behind only Chicago’s Duncan Keith. A two-time NHL First-Team All-Star, Green led all NHL defenseman in points in 2009 and 2010 and has led all defensemen in goals on four occasions (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013). He scored a career-high 31 goals during the 2008-09 campaign and is the only defenseman to reach the 30-goal plateau since Kevin Hatcher did so with Washington in 1992-93. The 10-year NHL veteran was a back-to-back Norris Trophy runner up as the NHL’s best defenseman after setting a then-career high with 73 points (31-42-73) in 2008-09 and besting that total in 2009-10 with 76 points (19-57-76).

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In 2014-15, he appeared in 72 games for the Capitals, finishing fifth on the team with 45 points (10-35-45). He led the club with a plus-15 rating and ranked among team leaders with 10 goals (T9th), 35 assists (3rd), 17 power-play points (3rd), 159 shots on goal (3rd) and 19:06 average time on ice (6th). He also appeared in 14 postseason games and has produced 35 points (9-26-35) in 71 career NHL playoff games. Green was drafted by Washington in the first round (29th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft with a selection that originally belonged to the Red Wings before it was traded to the Capitals in the deal that brought Robert Lang to Detroit.

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The Calgary, Alberta, native has represented Canada twice on the international circuit, most recently helping his country capture a silver medal at the 2008 IIHF World Championship, where he totaled 12 points (4-8-12) in nine games en route to being named to the all-tournament team. He was also a member of Canada’s gold-medal winning IIHF Under-18 World Championship team in 2003.

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Prior to turning professional, the 6-foot-1, 207-lb., blueliner skated in 267 games in the Western Hockey League for the Saskatoon Blades, tallying 172 points (37-135-172) and 324 penalty minutes. He led all WHL defensemen in points with 66 (14-52-66) in 2004-05 and was a WHL First-Team All-Star. During his first two professional campaigns, he split time between Washington and the AHL-affiliate Hershey Bears. Green totaled 51 points (12-39-51) in 68 regular-season games with Hershey and added 34 points (10-24-34) in 40 postseason games. He was a 2006 Calder Cup champion with the Bears and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team after leading all defensemen in scoring.