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2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Cody Glass is a fast riser

Columbus has had success with Winterhawks, but will he still be available?

Portland Winter Hawks v Vancouver Giants
Glass (#8) celebrates with his teammates
Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images

The Columbus Blue Jackets have had a good record with prospects from the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks, most notably centers like Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Johansen. One of the more intriguing prospects in this draft is another Portland center, Cody Glass. After just 27 points in his first full season in the WHL, Glass exploded for 94 points this season (32 goals, 64 assists) and another 9 points in 11 playoff games. At 6’2” he has ideal size for a center but at 179 pounds he will still need to fill out before reaching the NHL.

He would not be ready for the NHL in 2017-18, so he would be an ideal draft pick for Columbus. Unfortunately for us, his upside has raised his stock into the top 10.

Cody Glass

Position: Center
Team: Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Date of Birth: April 1, 1999
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 179 lbs
Shoots: Right

Scouting Reports:

So what makes Glass such a desirable prospect? Well, as you’ve probably guessed, he’s a born competitor. He takes criticism and adversity and uses it to better his game. He’s a smart player who plays a strong two-way game. And even though he hasn’t yet filled out his 6’2” frame, he plays a smart, gritty game. He doesn’t always go for a big hit or try to purely out-muscle opponents, but instead uses his frame, smarts and stick-checking skills to separate players from the puck. - Winging It in Motown

36 of Glass’s 62 assists were primary assists, meaning that he made the last pass before a goal was scored by a teammate 36 times. Another piece of good news is that only nine of his goals and 19 of his assists this season came on the power play. Most of his scoring came at even strength which bodes well for his future offensive potential as his point totals are not being inflated by gaudy power play totals. - Raw Charge

A dangerous two-way center that thinks the game at a high level, never making the same mistake twice. He is analytical and patient in the development of his strengths. He transitions up-ice quickly and is able to create and dictate offensive chances on the rush. He attacks hard and fast and consistently displays excellent puck control. His decision making is very good, indicative of his high level of hockey sense. He plays a complete game and elevates his play as energy levels rise. At the next level, he will need to be even faster and more physically assertive to make his presence felt. All-in-all, an intense, quick-thinking competitor that can elicit a crowd's excitement when he's on the ice. - Elite Prospects

Cody Glass Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-
2013-14 Winnipeg Hawks Bantam AAA WBAAA 32 31 46 77 4
2014-15 Winnipeg Thrashers Midget AAA MMHL 40 23 32 55 26
Portland Winterhawks WHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Portland Winterhawks WHL 65 10 17 27 20 -2
Canada Red U17 WHC-17 6 0 0 0 0
2016-17 Portland Winterhawks WHL 69 32 62 94 36 31
Canada U18 WJC-18 3 2 1 3 0 -1
via Elite