Center Cody Glass is up next in our series of profiles of top prospects in the 2017 NHL Draft. Glass, a speedy playmaker who put up impressive numbers for Portland in the Western Hockey League this past season, is described by the Red Line Report as a player with a "huge upside and his hockey sense is off the charts." Red Line Report has him ranked as third among all prospects in the draft and ESPN's Corey Pronman has him coming in at fourth among all skaters.
Height/Weight: 6-2/178 pounds
Born: April 1, 1999
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba
2016-17 Team: Portland (Western Hockey League)
NHL Central Scouting: 6th among North American skaters
International Scouting Services: 6th among all skaters
TSN: 9th among all players
The Hockey News: 10th among all players
Red Line Report: 3rd among all players
ESPN: 4th among all skaters
Glass ranked seventh in the Western Hockey League in scoring with 94 points (32 goals, 62 assists) in 69 games with Portland. His 27 power-play points (nine goals, 18 assists) ranked second on his team. He tallied nine points (four goals, five assists) in eleven playoff games. Glass was named a WHL Western Conference First Team All-Star. He represented Canada at the 2017 World Under-18 Championship, recording three points (two goals, one assist) in three games.
Glass recorded 27 points (ten goals, 17 assists) in 65 games as a rookie with Portland of the WHL in 2015-16. He picked up three points (one goal, two assists) in four WHL playoff games. Glass played for Canada Red at the 2015 World Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, registering no points in six games. Portland selected Glass 19th overall in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
"Cody Glass is one of the more exciting players in this draft class. He's got a real dynamic jump and speed to his game, and he plays the game at speed and pace. He's got quick hands, and he's a quick read and react. He's smart, and he can finish his chances." - Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting (WHL.ca)
"Smart player, good vision, attacks on the rush & creates his chances off the rush. Lots to like about his game, good size, speed, solid work ethic & creates chances with skill & vision. Plays like a pro." - Milan Dragicevic, International Scouting Services 2017 NHL Draft Guide (isshockey.com)
"He's a dynamic playmaker, who has the skill, size and IQ to be a significant scorer in the NHL. Glass' puck skills are very good, with the IQ and skill combo to create scoring chances out of nothing. He's very coordinated with the puck for a player his size, and he makes tough dekes seem easy. He's a smart playmaker who can make plays at a quick tempo and control the center third of the ice." - Corey Pronman, ESPN (ESPN.com)
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