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By The Numbers: Luke Glendening

by Bill Roose / Detroit Red Wings

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2014-15 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on fourth-line center Luke Glendening.


Where he ranked among NHL road faceoff leaders in the 2014-15 season. He won 243-of-466 draws (52.2 percent) in 41 road games. Had his most productive faceoff night of the season in Montreal (Apr. 9) when he won 8-of-11 draws against Tomas Plekanec (3-4), David Desharnais (3-5), Lars Eller (1-1) and Torrey Mitchell (1-1).


Number of goals he scored in his sophomore season with the Red Wings. It’s just the third time since his college days at the University of Michigan that he has produced double-digit goals in a single season. Had career-best 14 goals in just 27 ECHL games with the Toledo Walleyes in 2012-13; had 10 goals as a senior captain with the Wolverines in 2011-12.


Back-hand goals scored this season by the Wings’ gritty fourth-line center against Anaheim’s Frederik Andersen (Oct. 11), Chicago’s Corey Crawford (Nov. 14), San Jose’s Antti Niemi (Feb. 26), and Boston’s Tuukka Rask (Apr. 2). He’s now scored 6-of-15 career goals (regular season and playoffs) on back handed shots – that’s 40 percent.


Produced his first career two-goal game, striking twice in a 5-4 win at Florida on Jan. 27. Both goals were of the forehand variety, beating veteran goalie Roberto Luongo, including the game winner – the first of Glendening’s NHL career – at 11:19 of the second period.


Finished second on the team in hits. Had a season-high six hits at Philadelphia (March 14). He was among seven league centers with as many hits and nearly 500 faceoff wins. The others were Ottawa’s Mika Zibanejad, Los Angeles’ Jarret Stoll, Anaheim’s Ryan Kesler and Nate Thompson, St. Louis’ David Backes and Florida’s Derek MacKenzie.


Reached the century mark in games played for his NHL career with an assist in nearly 14 minutes of ice time in a 3-2 overtime win at St. Louis (Jan. 15). In his first 100 games, Glendening registered five goals and nine assists with a minus-7 rating. For his career, he now has 13 goals and 12 assists with a minus-3 rating.

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