Scott Glennie Adjusting from the WHL to the AHL

By Chris Ransom

In 2009 the Dallas Stars drafted Scott Glennie with the 8th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.  Some people question Dallas’s decision to take Glennie while passing on Magnus Paajarvi who went 10th to the Oilers.  Paajarvi is already playing in the NHL while this season will be Glennie’s first full season in the AHL playing for the Texas Stars.  The Texas Stars are the AHL partner of the Texas Stars.

Glennie played in the Western Hockey League also known as the WHL for 4 seasons.  Glennie played for the Brandon Wheat Kings the team that drafted him in round 2 of the the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft.

Glennie is a two way playmaking power forward who excels on the power play.  The Dallas Stars drafted Glennie 8th overall in 2009 for 5 reasons.

1. Good Skating Glennie was a tremendous skater heading into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

2. Playmaking Two Way Forward Glennie was a two way forward who could play center or right wing.  Glennie was also a playmaker that could create scoring opportunities by passing or shooting the puck.

3. Field Vision/Hockey IQ Scott Glennie has an outstanding hockey IQ reading the play attempting to decipher where the defenders will move.  Scott Glennie’s field vision determining whether he should pass or shoot the puck is even better.

4. Power Forward Ability Scott Glennie has deadly ability as a power forward.  Glennie has the ability to score a goal from short distance near the net by jamming the puck into the net.

5. Converts on the Power Play Scott Glennie is tremendous at taking at advantage of critical scoring opportunities on the power play.

Glennie’s numbers improved each season with Brandon.  58 points in 2007-2008, 70 points in 2008-2009, 89 points in 2009-2010, and 91 points in 2010-2011.  Scott Glennie got a brief glimpse in the AHL appearing in 4 games for the Texas Stars last season.

This season, Scott Glennie should have a much bigger role with the Texas Stars.

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