Capitals Defenseman Mike Green was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the second week in a row. By now, it's easy to take Green's success for granted. But that would be a big mistake. Mike is only 23 years old; his career is just getting started. He works hard in every game, looking for opportunities to contribute on defense and offense. He logs 25:34 in average ice time per game, which is 9th in the NHL.
Mike Green also got recognition recently in an article on Sports Illustrated.com. (Just ignore the error in the article stating that Mike scored the first goal in the game against the LA Kings, which was actually scored by LW Alexander Semin. Mike scored the second goal of that game.)
Lucky for Caps fans, he's going to be around Washington for a while. Congratulations again, Mike! (c) Photo by Sharon Taylor