Penguins Free Agency Update IV
The Pittsburgh Penguins have made their first impact move of the day, agreeing to a two year deal with forward Tanner Glass worth $2.2 million, carrying a yearly cap hit of $1.1 million.
The team which went into the team coveting a gritty physical player, added one in Glass.
Glass, 28, is coming off a career year in 2011-12 with the Winnipeg Jets, establishing personal highs across the board with 78 games played, five goals, 11 assists and 16 points. Glass led the Jets and ranked 10th in the NHL with a career-high 246 hits. His 51 blocked shots ranked second among Winnipeg forwards, while his 1:46 average shorthanded minutes per game placed fourth.
Prior to joining the Jets last season, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Glass spent the previous two seasons with Vancouver, helping the Canucks reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2010-11.
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Glass has played five NHL seasons with Florida, Vancouver and Winnipeg, tallying 13 goals, 26 assists, 39 points and 306 penalty minutes in 262 regular-season games. Glass has also appeared in 24 career postseason contests.