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Glen Metropolit to be inducted into ECHL Hall of Fame

The former Canadiens forward is being recognized for his outstanding play in the mid-1990s

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Former Canadiens forward Glen Metropolit will be inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

The 45-year-old Toronto native began his pro career in the ECHL. He played one season with the Nashville Knights (1995-96) and another with the Pensacola Ice Pilots (1996-97).

After registering 61 points (30g-31a) in 58 games with Nashville, Metropolit added 82 points (35g-47a) in 54 games with Pensacola the following year.

He also helped Pensacola reach the semi-finals of the Kelly Cup playoffs with nine goals and 25 points in 12 postseason games.

Over the course of his eight years in the NHL ranks, Metropolit suited up for Washington, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, St. Louis, Boston, Philadelphia and Montreal.

He recorded 57 goals and 159 points in 407 regular-season NHL games.

Metropolit closed out his NHL career in 2009-10 as a member of the Canadiens, scoring a career-high 16 goals in 69 appearances.

He also appeared in 16 playoff games as the Canadiens earned a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Metropolit would eventually continue his career in Europe, plying his trade in Switzerland (Zug, Lugano, Bern), Germany (Mannheim) and Austria (Bolzano).

A member of the 13th induction class, Metropolit will be enshrined along with Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar, Dany Bousquet and Derek Clancey.

The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 2020 Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic in Wichita, KS.

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