Jeff Glass, a native of Calgary, Alberta, was selected 89th overall in the 3rd round of the 2004 draft by the Ottawa Senators. He’s currently tending goal for Senators’ AHL affiliate in Binghamton. Glass still has one year remaining on his contract.
2001-02: Glass played in the AJHL for the Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves. There he was the starting goaltender and played in 34 games, totaling over 1,800 minutes. He allowed 126 goals and finished with a record of 8-14-7.
2002-03: Glass caught on with the Kootenay Ice in the WHL. He immediately became a solid backup goaltender. Playing in 35 games in his first season, Glass had a record of 15-16-3 with 4 shutouts, while sporting a respectable 2.45 GAA and a .909 save percentage. In the playoffs, Glass played in 9 games, going 4-5. He stopped 292 of the 315 shots he faced for a save percentage of .921. His GAA was 2.14. Both stats were better than his counterpart Bryan Bridges.
2003-04: With the departure of Bridges, Glass became the undisputed number one goaltender. He played over 3,000 minutes and 57 games in total finishing with a 26-20-6 record with 5 shutouts, a 2.35 GAA and a .911 save percentage. The Ice squeaked into the playoffs as the eighth seed team in the Western Conference. Glass showed inconsistency in the playoffs and could not help his team avoid a first round sweep. His GAA checked in at 3.51, while his save percentage was at .878.
3rd round (89th overall), 2004
2004-05: While many Senators prospects had banner years in 2004-05, nobody accomplished quite as much as Glass, who came out of nowhere to backstop Canada to a gold medal at the World Junior Championships. The rest of the year, he was busy dominating the WHL, being named not only the top goalie in that league, but the entire CHL as well. He was also named to the WHL First All-Star Team. Glass’ career year came boasted incredible numbers, including a 34-11-5 record with 8 shutouts, a miniscule 1.76 GAA (franchise record), and a .932 save percentage, all with the Kootenay Ice. At the WJCs, Glass was a perfect 5-0. In the WHL playoffs, Glass played 16 games going 10-6 with a 2.27 GAA and a .916 save percentage. Unfortunately, it was not enough to propel the Ice past their Western Conference Final opponents.
2005-06: After signing a contract with the Ottawa Senators, Glass was unable to stick with Binghamton’s lineup and wound up in the ECHL playing for the Charlotte Checkers. In his first pro-season, Glass went 19-15-4 with 2 shutouts in 39 games with a 3.21 GAA and a .907 save percentage. In the playoffs, Glass played in 3 games as Charlotte bowed out in the preliminary round. Glass did play six games for Binghamton, five early in the season, and one late after getting a brief recall. He went 1-4 and spotted a 3.85 GAA with a .883 save percentage.
2006-07: The Binghamton Senators had a season to forget and Glass was inconsistent at best. In 43 games played, he was victorious only 9 times. His GAA was an inflated 4.11, while he sported a .888 save percentage. All in all, it was a poor season for the Baby Sens and all their goaltenders.
2008-09: While he played respectably, it wasn’t enough to keep Binghamton in a playoff position. However, it should be noted that Glass’ play in the No. 1 role was considerably better than his play as while backing up Elliott at the start of the season. Binghamton’s roster, weakened by the numerous call-ups to Ottawa, was not able to give Glass enough support on many nights, resulting in elimination from the playoff race.
Glass is big goaltender who covers a lot of net and he is also quite athletic. He plays the angles well, giving shooters little to aim at. He is excellent with low shots and has a quick glove. Glass has good rebound control, steering most shots away from danger areas. He challenges shooters and possesses quick reflexes. Glass loves to play the puck, but was hesitant when the rules changed.