Cody Glass

Vegas Golden Knights
Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Review Journal

Fantasy Summary

Potential top six two-way NHL center.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 1, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 6

Observations

October 2018 – In a not so surprising move, Vegas sent Cody Glass back to his WHL team, the Portland Winterhawks, as one of the last cuts in training camp.   The Golden Knights are very solid at the centre position and they felt the extra year in development wouldn’t hinder Glass’ progression as a prospect. He went into this season with his typical work ethic, positive attitude, leadership, and has rattled off a remarkable 20 points in only eight games and has posted points in every game.  Glass is a frontrunner to end up on one of Team Canada’s scoring lines at the World Junior Championship at the end of this year and could find a ‘C’ on his jersey after the final roster shakes out.  The value that Glass brings to the upstart franchise made one of their top prospects, Nick Suzuki, expendable when they brought in Max Pacioretty to provide immediate help on the wing.

March 2018 – Glass is continuing his impressive draft-plus one campaign by leading the Portland Winterhawks in scoring and also sitting top-10 in WHL overall points and points-per-game. Portland has already clinched a playoff spot and looks poised to make some noise this year due in large part to the contribution of Glass. This may be the final year that Glass spends in the WHL as he’ll contend for a spot on Vegas’ roster next fall where he has a decent chance of grabbing one of the top-line centre positions. He should be targeted in all fantasy keeper formats. Mason Black January 2018 – Despite having another terrific season in his draft-plus-one year, Cody Glass was one of the final cuts from Team Canada’s World Junior selection camp.  Glass is still eligible to play for Canada in the 2019 tournament and there is a decent chance that he’ll be looked upon as a two-way pivot if he is unable to stick with the Golden Knights and returned to the WHL in 2018-19.  Glass has continued his strong play averaging two points-per-game after being sent back to the Portland Winterhawks and will look to improve on his point totals where he currently sits in the top-10 of WHL scoring. Mason Black March 2017 – Perhaps one of the most underrated or undervalued prospects in the 2017 draft class. Glass has good size, and can impact the game both offensively and defensively. Glass has had a breakout season in his draft year more than tripling his offensive production and assuming the role of first line center for the Portland Winterhawks. Glass had a strong showing at the Top Prospects Game in Quebec, but has no international experience for Canada and is relatively unknown outside the WHL as a result. He has seen marked improvements in his skating and strength adding about ten pounds this season. Glass thinks the game fast, has a high hockey IQ and has great vision combined with soft hands and excellent puck skills. His compete level is elite and the main development opportunity for Glass is to continue to add strength and mass to his projectable 6-2 frame. Don’t be surprised to see Glass selected in the top ten of the 2017 NHL draft. If he goes later than that we could look back on this draft and say what a steal.  Peter Harling


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Winnipeg Jr. Jets Brick Invitational 5 0 2 2 2 |          
 2013-2014 Winnipeg Hawks Bantam AAA WBAAA 32 31 46 77 4 | Playoffs 11 7 10 17
 2014-2015 Team Manitoba CWG 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  Winnipeg Thrashers Midget AAA MMHL 40 23 32 55 26 | Playoffs 8 2 2 4
  Portland Winterhawks WHL 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Team Red U17-Dev 3 0 1 1 2 |          
  Portland Winterhawks WHL 65 10 17 27 20 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 6 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Portland Winterhawks WHL 69 32 62 94 36 | Playoffs 11 4 5 9 10 
  Canada U18 WJC-18 3 2 1 3 0 |          
 2017-2018 Portland Winterhawks WHL 64 37 65 102 26 | Playoffs 12 4 9 13
  WHL All-Stars Canada/Russia Series 2 1 1 2 0 |          
 2018-2019 Portland Winterhawks WHL 26 12 42 54 12 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

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