Travis Green has been hired by the Devils as an assistant coach, filling the vacancy left behind after Andrew Brunette became the new head coach of the Nashville Predators.
“Travis has a wealth of coaching experience from his time at the junior, AHL and NHL levels. He is super excited about working with our team and I know his attention to detail within the game will have a positive impact.” said head coach Lindy Ruff.
“New Jersey really checked all the boxes. A young, exciting team that’s been developed through the draft and you’ve seen them slowly mature, last year they had a great season. And they really have in my opinion, a chance to win and win long term.” Green said in his introductory press conference. “And then the people that you get to work with, Lindy and Tom (Fitzgerald), being able to work with them but also the rest of the coaching staff. You’re always looking to learn and get better as a coach and you know New Jersey really checked everything that I was looking for when it came to joining a team.”
Green’s last role was with the Vancouver Canucks as a head coach, his contract was terminated along with general manager Jim Benning in December of 2021. Before his five seasons in Vancouver, Green had spent 10 years coaching in the AHL. He played in 970 NHL games across 5 different NHL teams, scoring 193 goals and 455 points.