The Calgary Flames have signed goaltender Jeff Glass to a professional tryout. Glass played in 15 games for the Chicago Blackhawks last season.
The Calgary Flames have signed netminder Jeff Glass to a Professional Tryout contract. This is now two years in a row that the Flames have signed a Glass to a PTO. But I’d really prefer to not think about Tanner Glass right now. That brings back bad memories that I’m trying to supress.
Last season, Glass suited up in 15 games for the Chicago Blackhawks, which were also the 32-year-old’s first 15 NHL games. He went 3-7-3 and posted a 0.898 sv%.
Glass made headlines around the NHL last season in his first NHL game, where he made his debut against the Edmonton Oilers on December 30th, 2017. He stopped 42 of 45 shots in his first NHL win, including a breakaway shot by Connor McDavid, and a win coming in OT.
"“You can’t say enough good things about his approach, his attitude, his competitiveness. He’s a great teammate and has done everything he can to earn the opportunity to play like he got tonight. It took him a long while to get it, but we’re happy for him in every way.” — Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on goaltender Jeff Glass"
The next night, he played against the Flames, his hometown team. Again, the game went to OT, but he couldn’t come out with the win this time. He stopped 35 of 39 shots.
It’s been a bit of a longer path for the WJC Gold Medalist, but he finally made his way to the NHL. While the Flames have yet to confirm this PTO, the goaltender confirmed it on the Bosco Podcast on Monday.
To be honest, I hope nothing pans out with him. All the best to him, but there isn’t a need for him. He had a couple good games, and other than that, isn’t the ideal backup goaltender.