Mike Green was able to stay relatively healthy this season, and it was reflected in his performance.
Green played in 35 games in 2013, versus only 32 in 2012. The Calgary native improved his numbers from a year ago by scoring 12 goals and totaling 26 points. He also added four power-play goals.
Green led the NHL in goals by a defenseman, despite being the only player among the top six of that category to play fewer than 42 games.
For the season, Green averaged 0.34 goals and 0.74 points per game according to Hockey-Reference.com. Exactly one third of his goals came on the power play.
True, Green has only played 82 games in a season once in his eight-year career. But for the purposes of this exercise, his 82-game projections based on his 2013 averages would equate to 28 goals and 61 points, with nine power-play goals.
2014 PREDICTION: 25 goals, 70 points, 10 power-play goal