The Dallas Stars selected right wing Scott Glennie
with the eighth overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, held at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Glennie, 18, spent this past season with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL), leading the team in points-per-game average at 1.27 (28 goals and 42 assists for 70 points) in 55 games. In 12 playoff games, he helped the Wheat Kings reach the WHL Conference Finals, finishing tied-for-fourth in assists (15) and tied-for-ninth in points (18).
“We’re very happy about selecting Scott Glennie
with the eighth overall selection,” said Stars Director of Amateur Scouting Tim Bernhardt. “Scott brings a lot of speed and skill. He has very good vision and sees the ice well. He’s a right wing but he’s also a centerman so we don’t know what he’ll play down the road. His coach said he will play center next year and he’s played a lot of center before. But we’re very pleased that we were able to draft Scott.”
The 6-1, 177-pound native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, represented Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial (winning gold) and also participated in the 2008 World Under-17 Challenge, winning a bronze as a member of Team West.
Glennie finished fifth in rookie scoring with 58 points (26 goals, 32 assists) in 2007-08, after teaming up with fellow rookie linemates Brayden Schenn (No. 4 rank by Central Scouting in this draft) and Matt Calvert (selected by Columbus, 127th overall in 2008) as one of the highest rookie scoring lines in recent WHL history (193 combined points).
Prior to playing for Brandon, Glennie scored 31 goals in 38 games with the Winnipeg Wild Midget AAA and was named to the league all-star team as well as selected as the team MVP.
What They’re Saying About Scott Glennie:
|SCOTT GLENNIE STATISTICS |
|Season ||Team ||League ||GP ||G ||A ||Pts. ||PIM |
|2007-08 ||Brandon ||WHL ||61 ||26 ||32 ||58 ||50 |
|2008-09 ||Brandon ||WHL ||55 ||28 ||42 ||70 ||25 |
"A highly skilled offensive forward who can set it up and also finish. Great passer and shooter. He needs to improve the defensive and physical side of his game to create more room for himself at the next level. Strength will come naturally with maturity." - International Scouting Services
“He is a good hockey player, highly skilled with natural goal scoring instincts,” said a veteran NHL scout from an upper echelon Western Conference team. “I’ve seen him play on the wing and in the middle, but I think I like him down the middle because of his creativity.”
"Combines nice hands and strong work ethic. Tremendous improvement in skating and is now one of the fastest players in the draft. ... Plays with energy and isn't afraid to mix it up in the heavy going or take a hit. Will need to improve overall strength. ... Good penalty killer and smart defensively." - Red Line Report 2009 Draft Guide
"Glennie is a very determined player with a non-stop motor. He is fearless in his approach and thrives in going into the dirty areas to dig out pucks for his teammates. Glennie often comes out with the pucks and has the vision to spot his teammates going to the slot. His ability to play in traffic is top-notch..” - McKeen's 2008 Draft Guide