|Assets:||Complements offensive forwards well and can score a little himself. Has the size teams love from a forward. Is versatile enough to play both wing and center. Also displays speed and a defensive conscience.|
|Flaws:||Could stand to play a more aggressive role for a player of his size. Isn't a natural point producer at the National Hockey League level. Needs more work on his defensive-zone coverage.|
|Career Potential:||Sound complementary winger.|
|ECAC||Second All-Star Team||2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08|
|9/09/2013||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a three-year contract extension.|
|10/21/2012||Signed with the Aalborg Pirates (Denmark).|
|5/19/2011||Re-signed by the Ottawa Senators to a three-year contract.|
|4/10/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/07/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/01/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/08/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/05/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/01/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/27/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/17/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/02/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/31/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/27/2010||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a one-year entry-level contract.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 7th round (204th overall) in 2005.|
Senators drop Colin Greening from top line | 11/22/2013 5:54 PM
NewsColin Greening has been moved from the Senators' first to fourth line.
ImpactGreening couldn't get much done offensively, even when he was playing with Milan Michalek and Jason Spezza. He will now skate alongside Derek Grant and Erik Condra.
Colin Greening searches for his first goal | 11/15/2013 7:21 AM
NewsColin Greening doesn't have a goal in 18 games to open the 2013-14 campaign.
ImpactHe has recorded just 16 shots and three assists over that span. "Right now, I don't think I'm giving myself that (opportunity to score) enough, but in the last four or five games, it's better," he said. "I'm finishing checks. It's kind of like a cycle with these things. Sometimes you're hot, sometimes you're cold." Greening is slated to play with Zack Smith and Chris Neil on Friday.
Colin Greening helps Sens take down Leafs | 09/24/2013 9:59 PM
NewsColin Greening notched the game-winning goal and added an assist in Ottawa's 3-2 road victory over Toronto in Tuesday's preseason action.
ImpactThe 27 year-old had 19 points in 47 games last year and should play a similar role with the Senators in 2013-14. Greening's game winner in the third period was set up by Senators rookies Mark Stone and Cody Ceci. Tyler Bozak had two points in a losing effort for the Maple Leafs.
Colin Greening signs 3-year deal with Sens | 09/09/2013 4:34 PM
NewsColin Greening has signed a three-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.
Ottawa Senators on Twitter
ImpactHis new deal carries an average annual value of $2.65 million. Greening had eight goals and 19 points in 47 games last season with the Sens.
Colin Greening has been flying high vs. Pens | 05/22/2013 11:27 AM
NewsColin Greening is using his big frame and speed to success against Pittsburgh in the second round of the playoffs.
ImpactHe has scored a goal in each of his past three games versus the Penguins going into Wednesday night's match-up. "If my skating is on, everything else falls into place," Greening said. "I want to pride myself on being a player that can play in the playoffs." Greening, Erik Condra and Jean-Gabriel Pageau has arguably been Ottawa's best line in the series so far.
Colin Greening's goal lifts Sens in Game 3 | 05/20/2013 2:16 AM
NewsColin Greening's overtime goal was the difference for Ottawa in a 2-1 victory over the Penguins in Game Three of their second round playoff series.
ImpactPlaying in front of their home crowd for the first time in the series, the Sens avoided the dreaded 0-3 series deficit with the victory. Daniel Alfredsson's goal with 30 seconds remaining in regulation tied the score and forced the extra time.
Colin Greening scores lone goal in Gm 1 loss | 05/14/2013 10:17 PM
NewsColin Greening was Ottawa's only goal scorer in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Tuesday night.
ImpactErik Condra and Jared Cowen picked up assists on Greening's first marker of the postseason. Greening didn't have a point against Montreal in five games during the opening round. Cory Conacher ended up with four penalty minutes, while Mika Zibanejad, Milan Michalek and Marc Methot led the Senators with four shots on goal apiece.
Colin Greening scores game-winner Thursday | 04/11/2013 9:56 PM
NewsColin Greening scored the game-winning goal in Ottawa's 3-1 victory Thursday night.
ImpactZack Smith and Daniel Alfredsson each scored a goal for the Senators. Marc Methot, Patrick Wiercioch, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and Eric Gryba each registered an assist Thursday.
Colin Greening scores in loss to Bruins | 04/02/2013 9:44 PM
NewsColin Greening potted his seventh goal of the year in a 3-2 loss to Boston Tuesday night.
ImpactHe has scored in three of his past four games. Ottawa defenseman Andre Benoit had the team's other marker in the defeat.
Colin Greening breaks 8-game goal drought | 03/26/2013 9:39 AM
NewsColin Greening snapped an eight-game goalless drought with his fifth goal of the season Monday night.
ImpactHe has picked up two points and a plus-4 rating in his past two games. Greening has 13 points and 80 hits over 32 matches this year.
Colin Greening caps big night with late goal | 02/23/2013 11:13 PM
NewsLeft winger Colin Greening scored his third goal of the season with only 24 seconds left in regulation to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.
ImpactThe game was tied at 2-2 until Greening's goal. Actually, Greening was in on all three Ottawa goals. He had his fifth and sixth assists on goals by Mika Zibanejad and Erik Condra. Both Zibanejad and Condra scored their third goals of the season.
Colin Greening pots PPG in win over Islanders | 02/19/2013 11:27 PM
NewsColin Greening tallied a power-play goal for Ottawa in a 3-1 win against the Islanders Tuesday night.
ImpactGreening displayed some flashes of scoring ability last season, but he hasn't been able to produce much in the shortened season. He has two goals and five points in 16 games so far. Dave Dziurzynski and Andre Benoit, whose first NHL goal was the game winner, also found the back of the net for the Senators.
C. Greening will spend Saturday in press box | 02/15/2013 7:52 PM
NewsColin Greening will be a healthy scratch on Saturday versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Impact"I'm quite frustrated with the way I'm playing and I have to try and get out of this and get back in the lineup," said Greening. "Sometimes, it's just the coaching staff and upper management trying to send a message to you and open your eyes. So, I will take it for what it is and try to take it as a positive and work my way back into the lineup." Greening has gone seven straight games without a point.
Colin Greening scores in loss to Pittsburgh | 01/27/2013 10:12 PM
NewsColin Greening scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 shootout loss to Pittsburgh Sunday evening.
ImpactGreening was bumped up to the Senators top line playing alongside Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek and the move paid immediate dividends for him. Consider Greening in deeper leagues for as long as he enjoys this premium ice time.
Colin Greening returns to North America | 01/03/2013 11:04 AM
NewsColin Greening has decided to return to North America.
Aalborg Pirates on YouTube
ImpactGreening had 13 goals and 25 points in 17 games with Aalborg of the Danish league. He left a video farewell message and cited the potential end of the lockout as the reason he's decided to head home.
|Goals||1||2 times-last:at Fla||last:Dec 3||1|
|Assists||2||at Phx||Oct 15||2|
|Points||2||at Phx||Oct 15||3|
|Penalty Minutes||5||2 times-last:at Wsh||last:Nov 27||5|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:at Wsh||last:Nov 27||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Fla||Dec 3||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Fla||Dec 3||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||28 times-last:at Fla||last:Dec 3||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||28 times-last:at Fla||last:Dec 3||0|
|Shots||4||at Wsh||Nov 27||6|
|Penalty Minutes||46||2011-12 (Ott)|
|Power Play Goals||4||2011-12 (Ott)|
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