Greening prepares for more learning

 

The education never seems to end for Colin Greening.

The Senators left winger, who owns an applied economics and management degree from Cornell University, has no idea what to expect from the briefest of training camps.

“I’ve never experienced anything like it,” he says. “I wish I could give you a frame of reference, but I can’t. It will be learning experience for all of us.”

The abbreviated camp will be followed by the novelty of a three month, 48-game schedule.

Greening has also received a crash course in learning about a new culture while playing hockey in Denmark, scoring 10 goals and 11 assists in 12 games with the Aalborg Pirates.

“It was my first experience playing hockey in Europe, so I tried to soak up as much as I could,” he says.

On top of all that, he also served as an assistant to Senators defenceman Chris Phillips as the club’s players’ association representative during the acrimonious negotiations for a new CBA. He says the six-hour time difference made it tricky to stay on top of everything, but he’s glad he was so involved.

“It was a different set of circumstances, but Chris Phillips has been here and he’s well learned. I was just trying to learn as much as I could.”

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