Colin Greening signed a new contract in the summer of 2013, getting a hefty raise that will kick in for next year. His performance was less than overwhelming as he had problems fitting into a role. While the Senators tried to squeeze him into a top 6 role on occasion, he couldn’t produce at the level needed for that spot, and he had to learn how to be a good third line player
- Finished 2nd on the team and 17th in the NHL with 225 hits
- Scored just 6 goals and 11 assists in 76 games
- Had a -12 +/- rating
Greening just finished his entry level deal and will begin his new 3 year, $7.95M deal next season.
Greening is a player still trying to find his way in the league. His slot is going to be on a third line where he can grind opponents with his size and speed, but he doesn’t have the hands or finish to be a top 6 producer. He improved on his game as the season progressed, but with a big raise comes more responsibility this coming season. It will be tough for him to live up to the new contract that carries a $2.65M cap hit.
GRADE: C : Colin Greening probably disappointed many after his promising lockout shortened season, but over the course of time it will be evident that he gave about what could be expected.