We have highlighted the laundry list of injuries the Detroit Red Wings have suffered this season. This forced the club to dig deep in their depth of prospects playing with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins for talent to help push them to another playoff birth.
One of those beneficiaries was forward Luke Glendening, and he has been rewarded Saturday morning with a three-year contract extension as announced by the Red Wings this morning. The 24-year-old has yet to score an NHL goal, but in 51 games he has six assists and 50 shots on goal. He did spend 18 games in Grand Rapids this season, where he’s scored five goals and 12 points in 18 games.
He’s currently a bottom-six forward and he plays his role on the team nicely, with 78 hits and 32 blocked shots this season. He is third on the team in both faceoffs taken (630) and won (310).
He was un-drafted from the University of Michigan had the fortunate ability to play professionally in his hometown of Grand Rapids.