Former UND Defenseman Matt Greene Leads Los Angeles Kings Back to Stanley Cup Finals
For the second time in three years, the Los Angeles Kings will play for the chance to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup and they were, once again, led by a former University of North Dakota standout defenseman.
Matt Greene was drafted 44th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2002. He began his college career that year at UND, where he spent three seasons. During his time at UND, Green played in over 100 games and racked up over 300 penalty minutes.
Greene's NHL career began in 2005, when he was called up by the Edmonton Oilers. Greene and teammate Jarret Stoll were traded to Los Angeles in 2008.
Greene helped lead the Kings to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, where they defeated the New Jersey Devils in six games. Greene scored the final goal of the series.
Greene and the Kings will take on the New York Rangers in the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, which begin Wednesday at 7pm on NBC.