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Canucks re-sign Green

The Vancouver Canucks, the NHL affiliate of the Manitoba Moose, announced they have signed forward Josh Green to a new contract.

Green, 27, appeared in 67 games with the Moose last season, scoring 21 goals and 19 assists for 40 points. He also collected 72 penalty minutes. The Camrose, Alta., native was also Manitoba’s leading scorer in the 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs where he collected nine goals and five assists for 14 points in 14 games, along with 26 penalty minutes.

In his career, Green has appeared in 192 career American Hockey League games, scoring 66 goals and 60 assists for 126 points and 182 penalty minutes with Fredricton, Springfield, Lowell, Hamilton, and the Moose.

Green has played in 232 National Hockey League games in seven seasons. In that time, he has scored 29 goals and 61 points, along with 154 penalty minutes with Los Angeles, the New York Islanders, Edmonton, Washington, Calgary, and the New York Rangers.

Green was originally drafted in the second round, 30th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

The Moose also announced the signing of forward Jeff Smith to an AHL contract.

Smith, 24, played in 41 games last season with the Calder Cup champion Philadelphia Phantoms, scoring a goal and adding four assists for five points. He collected 116 penalty minutes. The Regina, Sask., native also played in 17 games with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL, where he scored four goals and racked up 19 penalty minutes. He was a member of the Titans when they captured the Kelly Cup last season, appearing in two playoff games.

Smith has played in 57 career AHL games, all with the Phantoms. In that time, he has recorded two goals and four assists for six points, as well as 138 penalty minutes.