Seravalli: Glendening to Dallas

Bummer:

Hearing Luke Glendening will be joining the Dallas Stars on a two-year deal at $1.5 million AAV. #GoStars@DFOHockey @Sportsnet— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 28, 2021

Confirmed:

Glendening to DAL 2×1.5— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 28, 2021

Longtime #RedWing leaving after eight years with team. https://t.co/cApdWA8U2V— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) July 28, 2021

Term has to be typo, right? https://t.co/x1wgX5Cv9U— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) July 28, 2021

Meant price for Glendening….has to be more than that, doesn’t it?— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) July 28, 2021

Stars GM Jim Nill was AGM in Detroit when the Red Wings first signed Glendening, and when he was part of Griffins’ Calder Cup win in 2013. Red Wings lose their alternate captain and another right-shot forward. https://t.co/ppG55Vu7bB— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) July 28, 2021

luke glendening reportedly has left #RedWings for $300,000 LESS than they were paying him— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) July 28, 2021

Luke Glendening kills penalties, wins face-offs and is a solid fit for 3rd/4th line Center. Another Jim Nill under the radar depth signing. Will replace Cogliano on the PK. Stars look extremely deep down the middle.— Bruce LeVine (@BruceLeVinePuck) July 28, 2021

Update: MLive’s Khan:

The Red Wings made Glendening an offer, but it wasn’t as good as the deal he signed with Stars.

The checking-line center was valued for his defense, penalty-killing, shot-blocking and physicality. He developed into one of the best face-off men in the league the past few seasons.

An alternate captain, Glendening was a leader in the room and a mentor to younger player such as Dylan Larkin.

After spending four years at the University of Michigan, Glendening signed with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2012. He played a key role on the Griffins’ Calder Cup-championship club in 2013, coached by Jeff Blashill.

After less than 1½ seasons in the AHL, the Red Wings called up Glendening during the 2012-13 season. His hard work made him a favorite of former coach Mike Babcock.

Glendening played eight seasons for the Red Wings, appearing in 554 games (57 goals, 69 assists).

He was coming off a four-year contract with a $1.8 million cap hit.

LUKE at this! 👀

We have signed Luke Glendening to a 2-year contract through the 2022-23 season.

📝 https://t.co/3sxDEtOZvD pic.twitter.com/hd9HG6oYLV— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 28, 2021

Update #2: HSJ confirms:

Yzerman signed forward Sam Gagner and defenseman Marc Staal before they hit free agency, which began at noon Wednesday. Over the past two weeks, Yzerman also shored up the Wings by trading for defenseman Nick Leddy and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic

Glendening, 32, joined the Wings organization after four years at Michigan, where he went from walk-on to captain. He made his NHL debut in 2013-14, appearing in 56 games. Glendening quickly became a coach’s favorite — first, with Mike Babcock, then with Jeff Blashill. Glendening fit in well as a grinder-type forward, using his speed and tenacity to shadow top opposing forwards and kill penalties.

Over time, Glendening became a wiz in the faceoff circle. He was second in the NHL with a 60.9% this season among players who had taken at least 800 draws.

Glendening was named an alternate captain in 2019.

Update #3: Here’s the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan:

Glendening, 32, an East Grand Rapids native and former Michigan star, has reportedly signed with the Dallas Stars on a two-year contract worth $3 million ($1.5 million per season).

Glendening spent eight years with the Wings after signing as an undrafted free agent, and grew into one of the leaders of the team, becoming an alternate captain and one of the best face-off players in the NHL.

But Glendening went to Dalla and Stars general manager Jim Nill, who originally signed Glendening when he was an assistant GM with the Wings.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Glendening’s contract in Dallas as two-years for $3 million total ($1.5 million cap hit). Glendening was coming off a four-year, $7.2 million ($1.8 million cap hit) deal with the Red Wings.

The Wings also have signed goaltender Calvin Pickard to a one-year contract to remain, in essence, as the organization’s third goaltender, and provide veteran goaltending in Grand Rapids.

Glendening addressing Dallas media: “This was one of the toughest decisions of my life, leaving what I know and what’s comfortable. I’ll miss the fans and the people in Detroit, but this opportunity was something I couldn’t pass up on.” #ThankYouLuke @DetroitRedWings— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) July 28, 2021

Former #RedWing Luke Glendening, who signed 2-year deal with @DallasStars “It was probably one of the toughest decisions of my life, leaving what I’ve known, what’s been comfortable to me. But you never know if you don’t try. (more)— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) July 28, 2021

Glendening (cont.): “Going to miss the people, fans in Detroit. I’ve created some unbelievable friendships. I grew up in Grand Rapids, so to have my friends and family be so close was great, but really excited for this opportunity in Dallas. It’s something I couldn’t pass up on.”— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) July 28, 2021

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2 thoughts on “Seravalli: Glendening to Dallas”

  1. I guess my memory is not so bad, sometimes. I know the Wings tried to trade at least last year. Good deal by Dallas, versatile Luke (backhands only)

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