ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired left wing Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second-round and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
“Curtis is a player we coveted and we are pleased that he decided to waive his no-trade clause to join our team,” MacLellan said. “We felt we needed to get deeper and more experienced at the forward position. Curtis plays important minutes and his presence on-and-off the ice will benefit our young forwards.”
Glencross, 32, has registered 268 points (130 goals, 138 assists) in 489 career NHL games with Anaheim, Columbus, Edmonton and Calgary. The 6’1”, 194-pound left wing earned 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) in 53 games with Calgary this season. Glencross earned 242 points (114 goals, 128 assists) in 418 games during his seven seasons with Calgary (2008-15) and ranks 26th on the Flames franchise games played list. He served as the team’s alternate captain in each of the last three seasons (2012-15).
During the 2011-12 season, Glencross set career highs in goals (26) and points (48) and led the NHL in shooting percentage (23.6%). He posted a career-high seven-game goal streak from Feb. 27, 2012 - March 11, 2012, marking the longest goal streak in the NHL during the season and one game shy of the Flames franchise record.
In 2010-11, Glencross recorded 43 points (24 goals, 19 assists) in a career-high 79 games with the Flames, and registered a career-high eight-game point streak (seven goals, five assists) from Feb. 7, 2011 – Feb. 22, 2011. The Kindersley, Saskatchewan, native set his career high in assists during his first season with Calgary in 2008-09, recording 27 assists in 74. Glencross made his NHL playoff debut in 2009, tallying three assists and 12 penalty minutes in six games. He finished the 2007-08 season ranked fifth among NHL rookies in goals (15) and 19th in points (25). Glencross scored a goal in his first NHL game on Jan. 13, 2007, against Colorado.
The Capitals retain Buffalo’s third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, acquired last season as part of a trade that sent goaltender Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rostislav Klesla to the Sabres in exchange for goaltender Jaroslav Halak on March 4, 2014.