Top-six playmaking center with two-way ability.
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May 2022 – After failing to stick with the Predators to start the year, Glass transformed himself into one of Milwaukee’s best players at the AHL level. He finished his campaign with 14 goals and 62 points in 66 contests, falling just short of a point per game. The pass-first centerman had 23 primary assists, which was tied for the league lead. All in all, it was a solid season for a player who has struggled to find consistency in his play. However, Glass is already 23. The list of AHL players to score at a similar rate in their DY+5 and contribute at a high level in the NHL is short. The hope for Preds fans is that Glass is a late bloomer, similar to Hurricanes’ centerman Vincent Trocheck, which I think is entirely possible. Glass should get another chance to make Nashville’s opening night roster for the 2022/23 season (as long as he is retained, currently a restricted free agent). If he can make the roster and contribute in a middle-six, PP2-type role, it is a solid foundation to even start attempting to reach the ceiling he was once thought to have had. Curtis Rines
November 2021 – With two scoreless games to start his Predators career, Cody Glass was sent down to Milwaukee in the AHL. The hope is that he can begin rebuilding his confidence and show the potential of a former sixth overall pick, but he has a lot of work to do to prove to Dave Poile and John Hynes that he deserves to be on the NHL roster. Curtis Rines
September 2021 – In one of the more interesting trades of the summer, Nashville acquired Cody Glass in exchange for Nolan Patrick (who was acquired in the Ryan Ellis trade then immediately flipped). Glass is an interesting bet for the Preds. Since entering the league in 2019-2020, Glass has struggled with consistency issues and injury problems. This has caused him to only play in 66 NHL games across two seasons. His inconsistencies also led to an AHL demotion during 2020-2021. The former sixth overall pick will look to make the most of this new opportunity in Nashville as he was once a point-per-game player in the WHL. Expect him to start on the third line with potential power play time. Curtis Rines
July 2021 – Glass was traded to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Nolan Patrick. Hopefully the Nashville management and coaching staff will have more faith in him than was showed in Las Vegas. Pat Quinn
March 2020 – Glass can not shake the injury bug. Glass injured his left knee last year while playing junior for the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL. He had a promising start to his NHL career this season, suffered a concussion in December, causing him to miss eight games. He returned to action in late December, then injured his right knee on January 4th. He was shelved for six weeks then sent to the Chicago Wolves, of the AHL for a conditioning stint. In his second AHL game, on February 13th, he re-injured his knee and is now day-to-day. If it wasn’t for bad luck, Glass wouldn’t have any luck. He has a positive attitude and hopefully, we see him return to the Knights sooner rather than later. Danny McGillicuddy
October 2019 – Although it was not much of a surprise to see Cody Glass make the Golden Knights out of training camp, which required the demotion of some otherwise talented NHL-calibre players, it was a revelation when he landed on the top line to begin the season. Glass has made the most of the trust given to him by the Vegas organization and has acclimatized himself quickly to the pace of the NHL scoring five points in his first seven NHL games including two goals. Even at the ripe age of 20, he has shown that he can handle prime deployment at regular strength and special teams which bodes well for his future as an NHL star. It is unlikely that he will remain on the top line over the course of the entire season, but if he continues his consistent pace he may be a sleeper to win the Calder Trophy by the end of the year. Mason Black
June 2019 – It was another incredible season that solidified Glass’ standing as one of the top prospects in the entire NHL. However, his season was nearly derailed after suffering a fairly serious leg injury with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. He was able to come back for only one playoff game before they were knocked out of the playoffs, but it signified that Glass was healthy enough to join the Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate where he showed he was pro ready. Glass suited up for six regular season games and posted five points. His scoring prowess was on full display as he became a key contributor for the Chicago Wolves’ playoff run. He posted 15 points, including seven goals, in 22 AHL playoff games before the Wolves were eliminated in the Calder Cup final. Despite the Golden Knights having significant depth down the middle, Glass has certainly proved that he’s as NHL-ready as a prospect can be, and I fully expect that they’ll make room for him to be on the full-time roster next fall. Mason Black
January 2019 – Glass is putting together another sensational season for the Portland Winterhawks and has quickly become one of the top playmakers in the CHL. As captain, he’s scored 62 points in only 32 games and sits just underneath the arduous two-points-per-game milestone with roughly one third of the season remaining. Glass was able to display his soft hands and two-way hockey sense on the world stage at the World Junior Championship where he solidified himself as one of only a handful of true blue-chip prospects. During the WJC tournament he picked up six points in five games before Canada was knocked out by Finland, the eventual gold medal champions. It would be a miracle if Glass didn’t wind up on the Golden Knights roster to start the season next year, and he is certainly a must add prospect in all fantasy formats. Mason Black
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