Curtis Glencross

LW / Colorado Avalanche / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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      Curtis Glencross: Announces retirement plans

      Glencross has announced that he will retire at the age of 32, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. A related report suggests that Glencross made the decision to hang up his skates in order to spend more time with his family, and the winger doesn't see himself playing in Europe. His NHL career comes to a close after playing for the Ducks, Blue Jackets, Oilers, Flames and Capitals, posting 134 goals and 141 assists through 507 regular-season games.

    • Released from PTO with Colorado

      News: Curtis Glencross was released from his professional tryout offer with the Avalanche on Monday,'s Rick Sadowski reports.
      Analysis: Curtis Glencross has had an eventful preseason. He initially signed a PTO with the Maple Leafs, but after failing to secure a roster spot with Toronto, he signed a PTO with Colorado. Now that he's been released from his PTO with the Avalanche, he'll likely need to wait until the season gets underway and the injury bug to set in before getting another look with an NHL club. The 32-year-old winger tallied 35 points in 71 games with Calgary and Washington last season.
    • Plans to play Tuesday

      News: Curtis Glencross is scheduled to play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Flames, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: The 32 year-old veteran signed a PTO contract with the Avalanche on Monday and will meet up with the team on Tuesday in Calgary. It's a convenient transition for Curtis Glencross who lives in Calgary and played for the Flames for six and a half seasons before being sent to Washington. It should also be noted that Glencross played with current Avs', Jerome Iginla and Alex Tanguay during his tenure in Calgary, although neither Iginla nor Tanguay will be playing in Tuesday's preseason game.
    • Glencross Joining Avalanche On Tryout

      News: Curtis Glencross will join with the Avalanche on a Professional Tryout.
      Analysis: Curtis Glencross was released by the Maple Leafs on Sunday after failing to earn a contract, but he'll receive a second shot with the Avalanche. It's possible that Jack Skille's injury could be more severe than initially thought, so if that's the case, Glencross could stand a decent shot at snagging a roster spot with Colorado out of training camp.
    • Leafs Sign Glencross To PTO

      News: Curtis Glencross signed a professional tryout contract with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
      Analysis: Unless the Maple Leafs feel compelled to carry wing prospects Kasperi Kapanen and Connor Brown on the Opening Night roster, Curtis Glencross stands a good chance to break camp with the big club. Though no NHL team was willing to pony up a guaranteed contract for the 32-year-old, his ample NHL experience and ability to provide some scoring punch on the third or fourth line is a valuable skill. In 71 games between the Flames and Capitals last season, Glencross notched 13 goals, 22 assists, and finished with a collective plus-2 rating.
    • Caps' Glencross Scores First Playoff Goal In Loss

      News: Curtis Glencross scored his first NHL playoff goal in Friday's Game 5 loss to the Rangers.
      Analysis: It was also the first point of the 2015 postseason for Curtis Glencross, who logged just 10:12 of ice time in the loss. While he's a former 26-goal-scorer, the 32-year-old has taken on a reduced role with Washington and is currently skating on the fourth line. He knows how to put the puck in the net, but given the fact he's seeing so few minutes, don't expect impressive totals.
    • Caps' Glencross Set To Rejoin Lineup

      News: Curtis Glencross is slated to suit up for Monday's Game 7 against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: With Curtis Glencross, who has yet to record a point in three postseason contests, poised to re-join the Caps' lineup Monday, Michael Latta is candidate to be scratched for the contest.
    • Caps Make Glencross A Healthy Scratch

      News: Curtis Glencross will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Coach Barry Trotz decided to mix up his lineup with the Capitals trailing 2-1 in the series entering Game 4. Curtis Glencross, who failed to produce a point and managed only four shots on goal across the first three games, will exit the lineup along with the injured Eric Fehr, while youngsters Andre Burakovsky and Michael Latta join the bottom-six ranks.
    • Caps' Glencross Grabs Assist Tuesday

      News: Curtis Glencross netted an assist in Washington's 4-2 win over Carolina on Tuesday.
      Analysis: Acquired from the Calgary at the trade deadline to provide more secondary scoring, Curtis Glencross has struggled in his first few weeks as a Capital, and now finds himself on the fourth line with Michael Latta and Tom Wilson. The assist gives him 35 points on the season, but is his only point in the last six games. With reduced ice time, the pending unrestricted free agent will need to shift into a higher gear if he is to provide the Capitals the meaningful support they need, and the long-term contract he desires at the season's end.
    • Caps' Glencross Pots Goal In Win

      News: Curtis Glencross potted a power-play goal in Monday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
      Analysis: Curtis Glencross has seen an uptick in scoring since joining the Capitals, tallying four goals and a pair of assists in his first seven games in the nation's capital. He's been especially effective on the man advantage, with three of those points coming on the power-play. The 32-year-old's hot start with his new club makes him worthy of consideration of a late-season addition in leagues that he's still available in.
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