Season Review – After an impressive rookie season, Colin Greening was expected to take a step forward, even with a number of rookies ready to step in and take some prime roles. Greening spent time in almost every role, bouncing around from first to fourth lines and everywhere in between. He finished with a disappointing 8 goals and 19 points while suiting up for 47 of the Senators’ games.
Contract Status – Greening has one year left on his contract, paying him $950K with a cap hit of just under $817K
Importance To Franchise – Its tough to peg exactly where he fits in. While he has had some success as a scorer alongside Jason Spezza, he is probably destined for a 3rd or 4th line role as the team gets more competitive, or even finding himself in another area code in another jersey.
Needs to Improve – If he wants to be a central figure on the Senators, he needs to make more of his scoring opportunities.
Grade – C…after a solid rookie season, Greening didn’t score at the same pace as he did the previous season, and he doesn’t use his body enough to make him a consistent grinder.