Luke Glendening

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Luke Glendening
Born(1989-04-28) April 28, 1989 (age 25)
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
PositionCenter
ShootsRight
NHL teamDetroit Red Wings
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2012–present
 
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Luke Glendening
Born(1989-04-28) April 28, 1989 (age 25)
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
PositionCenter
ShootsRight
NHL teamDetroit Red Wings
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2012–present

Luke Glendening (born April 28, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Luke started out his years of playing hockey in his hometown East Grand Rapids. He played varsity all four years he attended East Grand Rapids High School and was their leading scorer for 2 out of the 4 years. Prior to turning professional, Glendening attended the University of Michigan where he played four seasons (2008—2012) of NCAA college hockey with the Michigan Wolverines.

Glendening was an assistant captain for Michigan in his sophomore season. In 45 games, Glendening recorded seven goals and 14 assists. The Wolverines slipped to seventh in the CCHA but won six straight games in the conference tournament to win the CCHA championship and earn an NCAA tournament bid. Michigan defeated Bemidji State in the NCAA Midwest Regional before falling to Miami, 3–2, in double overtime in the regional final.

Glendening was a captain for Michigan in his junior season, along with Carl Hagelin. Glendening was one of six Wolverines to play in all 44 games, where he recorded eight goals and 10 assists. Michigan finished first in the CCHA and received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after a surprise loss to Western Michigan in the CCHA semifinals. The Wolverines swept Nebraska-Omaha and Colorado College to capture the NCAA West Regional and defeated North Dakota, 2–0, to reach the Frozen Four championship game; falling 3–2 to Minnesota-Duluth in overtime.

Glendening was again a captain for Michigan in his senior season, and scored a career-high 10 goals and 11 assists in 41 games. The Wolverines finished tied for second place in the CCHA with Western Michigan and received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after falling to the Broncos in the CCHA Championship Game. Cornell defeated Michigan, 3–2 in overtime, in the regional semifinals.[1]

Professional[edit]

On June 19, 2012, the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) signed Glendening as a free agent to a one-year contract.[2] During the 2012–13 season, Glendening played 51 regular-season games in the AHL with the Griffins, and also played 27 games in the ECHL with the Toledo Walleye, where he was selected to play in the 2013 ECHL All-Star Game, but could not attend because he was recalled to the AHL.[3] Glendening played 24 post-season games with Grand Rapids, scoring 16 points to help lead the Griffins to their first Calder Cup championship.

On July 5, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings signed Glendening to a one-year, two-way contract.[4] On October 12, 2013, Glendening made his NHL debut in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers.[5] On April 5, 2014, the Detroit Red Wings signed Glendening to a three-year contract extension.[6] Glendening scored his first career NHL goal later that night against Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens.[7] Glendening set a franchise record among rookie forwards for the most games played without a goal, at 52 games, surpassing Cummy Burton, who played his entire 43-game Detroit career without scoring a goal.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2008–09University of MichiganCCHA35641033
2009–10University of MichiganCCHA457142139
2010–11University of MichiganCCHA448101826
2011–12University of MichiganCCHA4110112124
2011–12Providence BruinsAHL30000
2012–13Toledo WalleyeECHL271472127
2012–13Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL518182650246101630
2013–14Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL18571218
2013–14Detroit Red WingsNHL561672251010
NHL totals561672251010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Glendening player profile". hockeysfuture.com. 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Griffins sign east Grand Rapids native Luke Glendening". Grand Rapids Griffins. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Five debuts give ECHL 520 players to reach NHL". ECHL. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Glendening signs one-year deal with Wings". National Hockey League. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Glendening's hard work gets noticed". National Hockey League. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  6. ^ "Red Wings ink center Luke Glendening to three-year contract extension". National Hockey League. 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Luke Glendening scores first NHL Goal". Yahoo! Sports. 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  8. ^ "Red Wings Firsts: Luke Glendening". National Hockey League. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Carl Hagelin
CCHA Best Defensive Forward
2011–12
Succeeded by
Dane Walters