Check out MiHockey’s photo gallery from the ceremony held between period’s of Trenton’s season-opener to retire the No. 8 jersey of current NHLer Andy Greene.
MiHockey’s article on the jersey retirement, from Monday, Nov. 19:
By Michael Caples –
Trenton High School’s hockey team plans to honor one of its most famous alumni this Wednesday.
The Trojans will retire Andy Greene’s No. 8 during the first intermission of their game with Cranbrook Kingswood at the Kennedy Recreation Center. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
Greene, a Trenton native, played for coach Mike Turner and the Trojans until he left for junior hockey in 2000. He was the 1999 recipient of the “Mr. Hockey” award, given out to the state’s most outstanding high school hockey player. Greene was the first junior to ever be named “Mr. Hockey”.
“I am very proud to be a part in the Andy Greene number retirement,” Turner said in a statement released by the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League. “Andy was a three-year player for Trenton High School and an outstanding representative of High School hockey, his school, and his community. He has gone from MHSAA State Champion, Mr. Hockey, to college All American, and to the NHL Stanley cup finals.”
After playing for the NAHL’s Compuware Ambassadors for two seasons, Greene starred for the Miami RedHawks, playing four seasons for the CCHA club. Greene was an All-American and All-CCHA player during his time in Ohio, which helped him land a free-agent deal with the New Jersey Devils upon graduation.
Now in his sixth season with the Devils, Greene has skated in over 300 NHL games, and he has 101 points in the time-span. He helped guide the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings.
Click here to see the MIHL release on the Greene jersey retirement.