By Medicine Hat News on September 12, 2020.
Medicine Hat Tigers alumnus Josh Green will be taking the reins of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s newest franchise.
The Winnipeg Freeze announced Thursday that Green has been hired as the franchise’s first head coach and general manager after spending a year as an assistant coach with the Western Hockey League’s Winnipeg Ice.
Green spent four seasons as a member of the Tigers from 1993-97. Over 228 games in the Gas City, Green recorded 97 goals – 32 on the power play and 11 game-winners – and 102 assists, as well as 223 penalty minutes.
Green went on to play 341 games in the NHL with eight different teams, from 1998-2012 logging 36 goals and 40 assists in the span.
The Camrose product also played two seasons for the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose – part of a 435-game AHL career – and put in 278 more games across three European Leagues before hanging up his skates and taking on a coaching role with the MJHL’s Winnipeg Blues in 2018.