The Washington Capitals signed Mike Green to a new three-year contract on Monday. Shortly thereafter he joined LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan to talk about his return.
“I love it there in Washington and wanted to come back,” Green said on the show. “It feels good to get it all done.”
Green, who is coming off an injury-plagued season, said he took more time off following the season than he has in years past to give his injury and body time to rest. The 26-year-old defenseman said the rest paid dividends and he’s been feeling good since retuning to the gym.
Although the Caps had some success last season under Dale Hunter, Green seemed to welcome Adam Oates as the team’s new head coach. Unlike Hunter, Oates is thought of as a more offensive-minded coach. Likewise, Green is thought of as an offensive-mind defensive player.
Could the pairing bode big things for Washington?
“We do have a lot of (offensive) skill on that team and we need to utilize that,” Green told LaVar and Dukes.
“When I heard that (Oates) signed, I was excited and I can’t wait to get started.”