Feb 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Ottawa Senators left wing Colin Greening (14) skates with the puck during the second period against the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Colin Greening - Ottawa Senators Season Wrap

 

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

 

HIGHS

  • Finished 2nd on the team and 17th in the NHL with 225 hits

LOWS

  • Scored just 6 goals and 11 assists in 76 games
  • Had a -12 +/- rating

 

CONTRACT STATUS

Greening just finished his entry level deal and will begin his new 3 year, $7.95M deal next season.  

 

PROGNOSIS

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.

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