Chicago, Ill. - The National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks announced on Thursday that they have recalled goaltender Jeff Glass from the Rockford IceHogs. The Blackhawks play their first game of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs tonight against the Nashville Predators. at 7 p.m.
Glass has compiled an 8-10-0 record to go with a 2.63 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 20 games with the IceHogs this season after joining the team on Jan. 10. The Calgary, Alberta, native has posted two shutouts this season with his most recent coming on Feb. 15 in a 37-save performance against the Cleveland Monsters, the same club he blanked for his first shutout in his IceHogs debut. He was recalled by the Blackhawks on March 3 and dressed for his first-ever career NHL game before returning to Rockford on March 12. He also appeared in two games with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies earlier this season, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 2.05 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.
The 31-year-old has amassed a 51-78-2 career record in 157 career AHL games with the Binghamton Senators (2005-09), Toronto Marlies (2016-17), and IceHogs (2016-17). He also accumulated an 81-87-30 career record in the Kontinental Hockey League with six different clubs from 2009-16. Glass was originally drafted in the third round (89th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He was signed by Chicago on Feb. 23, 2017.
Next Home Game: Saturday, April 15 vs. Iowa Wild, 7 p.m. The IceHogs host the Iowa Wild for the IceHogs last game of the 2016-17 season. Saturday is fan appreciation night and the first 2,500 fans will receive a Rockford IceHogs team photo courtesy of American Solutions for Business.