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Shorty Green
Position Right wing
Shot Right
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
152 lb (69 kg)
Teams Hamilton Tigers
New York Americans
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 17, 1896(1896-07-17),
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1923 – 1927
Hall of Fame, 1962

Wilfred "Shorty" Green (July 17, 1896 in Sudbury, Ontario - April 18, 1960) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 4 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hamilton Tigers and New York Americans.

Green started out playing hockey for local senior teams in his hometown of Sudbury from 1914-16. He joined the Canadian Army in 1916 and played a season for the Hamilton 227th Battalion in the Ontario Hockey Association's 1916-17 OHA Senior Season.

He returned from World War I in time to play for the Hamilton Tigers in the 1918-19 OHA Senior Season and to win the Allan Cup. He then joined the senior Sudbury Wolves for four seasons.

He played for the Hamilton Tigers in 1923-24 and 1924-25. Shorty was the captain of the Tigers when they went on strike in 1925 during the playoffs for more money. It was the first players strike in NHL history.

The players were suspended and then moved to New York to become the New York Americans. Shorty also scored the first goal in Madison Square Garden after the team moved to New York.

Green retired in 1927 (except for playing five games over three seasons until 1932).

He served as coach of the Americans in 1927-28 and then moved on to become the coach of the Duluth Hornets from 1928–31, the Tulsa Oilers in the 1931-32 season, and the senior Hamilton Tigers in the 1932-33 OHA Senior Season

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962.

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