Glass appeared on the junior hockey scene in 2001-02 with the Penticton of the BCHL. He had a solid rookie campaign, totaling 39 points and 171 PIM in 57 games played. IN his second year in the league Glass started strong with Penticton, averaging over a point per game in the first 50 games of the season before being dealt to the Nanaimo Clippers. He continued to play well on Vancouver Island, finishing his last 18 games with 22 points.
The Panthers made him a late round selection, 265th overall in 2003, deep into the ninth and final round. Glass made the decision to attend college, and played the 2003-04 season for Dartmouth College of the NCAA. He scored four times and had seven helpers in 26 games during his freshman season.
2006-07 season: Tanner Glass completed a superb four-year career at Dartmouth College leading the Big Green to a share of the Ivy League title. The Craven, SK native served as Dartmouth’s captain this season. He finished fourth on the team in scoring with 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) in 32 games. Of his eight goals, four came on the power play. He also led Dartmouth with 92 penalty minutes. Glass was named an honorable mention to the All-Ivy League team. He was also the recipient of Dartmouth’s McInnis Award, which is given to the player who best reflects the spirit, camaraderie, loyalty and dedication to the team.
2007-08: Split what was his first full professional season between the Amerks and the Panthers, returning to Rochester to finish the year. He had 11 points in 43 games with Rochester. Glass played on the fourth line during his 41-games stay with Florida.
Glass is a reliable, hard-working two-way forward noted for his great leadership. He is a player who leads by example and will do whatever it takes for the betterment of his team. Glass is a fierce competitor who isn’t afraid to mix things up. His quickness and speed allows him to win many battles to loose pucks. He is defensively responsible and can play in virtually any type of situation. Glass possesses a good shot with a very quick release. He has good on-ice vision and awareness and anticipates remarkably well. He plays with a very active stick and excels almost equally in making passes as he does in taking away passing lanes. Glass is also strong along the boards and in the corners. He has also demonstrated a knack for scoring timely goals