Jack Glover
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Jack Glover

Hometown:

Golden Valley Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1996-05-17

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

3rd round (69th overall), 2014

Weight:

172 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Jack Glover skated for the St. Louis Park bantam A team that won the Minnesota consolation championship.

2011-12: Glover played for Minnesota AA high school champion Benilde-St. Margaret’s as a sophomore and for the USA U16 team at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Austria. Glover scored 2 goals with 16 assists and was +9 with 4 penalty minutes in 27 high school games. The Red Knights defeated Hill-Murray, 5-1, in the state championship game. Glover scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -6 with 2 penalty minutes in six games at the YOG. He participated in USA Hockey’s Select 17 summer camp and earned a spot in the National Team Development Camp for 2012-13.

2012-13: Glover was the leading goal scorer amongst defensemen for the USA National Team Development Program’s U17 team in his first season in Ann Arbor. In 56 games he scored 6 goals with 14 assists and had 32 penalty minutes. The USA captured a bronze medal at the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge in Canada. Glover scored 1 goal with 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes in six games at the tournament.

2013-14: Glover returned to Ann Arbor to skate for the USA NTDP’s U18 team and played for the gold medal-winning USA U18 team at the 2014 World Juniors. In 59 games for the NTDP squad he scored 2 goals with 26 assists and was plus-10 with 30 penalty minutes. Glover skated in seven games at the WJC and was plus-2 with 1 goal and 3 assists. The USA defeated the Czech Republic, 5-2, in the gold medal game. Glover was selected to play in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in September. He was ranked 38th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Winnipeg in the third round (69th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Glover is a high energy defenseman whose skating ability and size make it difficult for opposing forwards to create scoring chances. One of the younger players in the 2014 NHL draft, he plays the game with exuberance but his decision-making is a concern to some scouts. He is still fairly raw in terms of reaching his true potential but is one of the few freshmen playing college hockey as an 18-year-old.

Future

Glover went directly from the NTDP team to the University of Minnesota and is in his freshman season with the Golden Gophers in 2014-15. Part of a deep blue line for what has been one of the nation's top programs the past few years the competition for playing time should push him to continue to refine his game. Still a few seasons away from being NHL-ready, his skating ability and physical makeup suggests he can be a top pairing defender in the future.

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