By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2015-16 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 forward Luke Glendening.
|Luke Glendening congratulates goalie Petr Mrazek following the Red Wings' 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a Stadium Series game at Coors Field in February. (Photo by Getty Images) |
Luke Glendening is a player that is somewhat hard to judge just by the numbers as he is not known for his scoring. Instead, Glendening is known for face-offs, penalty killing and his challenging offseason workouts at Barwis Methods.
Green Bay Packers tackle T.J. Lang, a Michigan native and Red Wings fan, has worked out with Glendening at Barwis Methods in Plymouth, Mich.
"Luke’s a guy whose scrappy, man," Lang said. "He’s strong in the weight room, he’ll surprise you, so he’s probably one of the more athletic guys that I’ve seen. His work ethic, I mean, he’s just a gym rat, he’s always in the gym. It doesn’t matter what time it is he’s always there, so he’s a guy that you see his success translate over the ice and it’s no surprise when you see the guy work out. So he’s probably got some of the more athletic bones in his body that I’ve seen with at least working out with the guys."
6 | On February 27, Glendening played in the Stadium Series outdoor game at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. It marked Glendening's sixth outdoor game. Glendening played in three outdoor games with the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. and at Progressive Field in Cleveland. He also played at Comerica Park with the Grand Rapids Griffins and then in the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.
54.6 | Glendening won 54.6 percent of his face-offs this season, which led the Wings. He was the 13th-ranked player among those with 1,000 or more face-offs. Glendening was tied for 29th with 614 total face-offs won.
200 | Glendening reached a milestone on Feb. 29, Leap Day, at Dallas, playing in his 200th career NHL game. He finished the season with 219 regular-season games played.
1 | Glendening has missed just one game in the last two seasons. He did not play on Dec. 28 at Minnesota due to illness. In the 2013-14 season, Glendening played 56 games with the Wings and 18 with the Grand Rapids Griffins.
21 | Glendening had a career high 21 points in 81 games this season. He had eight goals and 13 assists. His first point of the season came on an assist Oct. 31 at Ottawa and his final point of the regular season came on an assist April 2 at Toronto.
71 | Led all Red Wings' forwards in blocked shots, including a season-high five during a 3-2 win over Buffalo (March 28). Over the past two seasons, Glendening has 144 blocks in 163 regular-season games, which leads all team forwards.
DetroitRedWings.com managing editor Bill Roose contributed to this report.