Former Blackhawks G Jeff Glass signs PTO with Flames


One of the best feel-good stories in hockey last season was Jeff Glass making his NHL debut with the Blackhawks at age 32 after battling through just about every other league to get there.

After going 3-7-3 with a 3.36 goals against average and .898 save percentage in 15 games, it was unclear going into the summer whether Glass, who's an unrestricted free agent, would get another shot in the big leagues. That  question was answered over the weekend, but it will be up to him to prove it.

Glass announced on the Bosco Podcast that he will be joining his hometown Calgary Flames at training camp on a professional tryout contract as he continues to work his way onto an NHL roster full-time.

"The journey is going to continue in North America, for now at least," Glass said. "I'm pretty excited about that opportunity and them giving me a chance to come to camp and kind of prove my stuff, so that's where my focus has shifted. I'm looking forward to getting started with them and seeing where it goes."

The Flames currently have six goaltenders under contract, with former All-Star Mike Smith and 24-year-old standout Jon Gillies expected to be the Opening Day starter and backup. But there's room for a veteran presence and experienced third netminder in the rotation, with Calgary having three goalies in the pipeline aged 22 or younger.

Glass' days in Chicago were numbered after Collin Delia emerged as the starter in Rockford and Kevin Lankinen inked a two-year contract over the summer, along with Anton Forsberg staying in the fold despite the signing of Cam Ward.

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