Blackhawks Sign Jeff Glass

On Thursday morning, the Blackhawks announced the team has agreed to a two-year contract with goaltender Jeff Glass that runs though the 2017-18 season.

Glass, 31, was originally a third round pick (89th overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 2004 NHL Draft. He has appeared in 10 games with the Rockford IceHogs this season, posting a .917 save percentage with two shutouts. He appeared in two games with the Toronto Marlies earlier this season before signing with Rockford as a free agent on Jan. 10.

Glass spent the seven seasons in the KHL before returning to North America this season. He had an 81-87-30 record with a 2.64 GAA and .916 save percentage in 218 appearances in Russia. He is listed at 6-3 and 213 pounds in Rockford.

With Glass signed, the Blackhawks have three netminders – Glass, Mac Carruth and Lars Johansson – under contract with the IceHogs. However, Johansson and Scott Darling are unrestricted free agents and Carruth is a restricted free agent this summer.

21 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Jeff Glass

  1. Pretty good Hog numbers – for such a poor team this year…

    guessing- it is a back-up move for Vegas draft and or the Darling/or Crow- move to come this summer ???

    Carruth is bad!!!

  2. KEEP Darling ! Crawford cost to much!
    Give Darling the chance to be a true no.1
    Darling at 2.5M x 3 years over Crawford at 6M x4 !

  3. Steven- I agree… but guessing- Darling might get $3-$3.75??? who knows- either way… almost 50% cheaper…

    It should be an interesting summer with this expansion draft and cap- possibly not going up?

  4. Glass gives the Blackhawks a goaltender to make available in the expansion draft, which takes some of the pressure off to get a deal done elsewhere. If the Hawks want to wait w/ Darling until after the expansion draft to sign him, this gives them that flexibility (of course he would reach UFA and be able to talk to anyone at that point).

  5. To think that Darling would stay for 1/2 of cory’s contract is funny. To think that 50 is not worth every dime just shows your lack of intelligence. Darling will stay for a negotiated deal between Stan and him. Wall will not be invited to those talks.

  6. Don’t think anyone is saying Crawford isn’t worth $6M. They’re saying the Blackhawks can win with a less expensive goaltender and use the cap space elsewhere. But that’s just me reading & comprehending…

  7. Tab …. you comprenhending very well my opinion… JAX stay calm body I had nothing again your Crawford!
    I’m just saying than I prefer Darling at 50% of Crawford salary to create more cap flexibility. A 3M$ cap room could be a huge flexibility for the Hawks and also by dumping Kruger contract will give us about 6M$ free! Think about it!

  8. Crawford: has a modified NMC and has won 2 Cups in Chicago. Why would he want to leave. IF he is already protected from the expansion draft by his contract, he ain’t goin anywhere. Crawford playing outside Chicago next year is extremely remote.

    Scott Darling: has been biding his time. He has played very well when called upon. He stepped in for an injured Crawford on a few occasions and performed very well. He is 29 years old. His window for a multi year multi million dollar contract is now. I can see an offer of $2.5mm to $3.5mm for 3 years.

    The Hawks can not afford him and Crawford and I think Crawford wins the day.

  9. the salary cap wins the day, Mike. Always. And if the Blackhawks truthfully feel they can win as much with Darling as they have w/ Crawford for 50 cents to the dollar, they’ll do it. Bowman chose Hjalmarsson over Niemi 7 years ago, remember

  10. Expansion Team Draft Pick stuff.

    Ernie, you see Shalunov agent posted could be available for playoffs. Does anyone get that site have more info.

  11. It’s ultimately up to Sibir Novosibirsk whether or not they release him even though his season is over. Agent says it’s less than 10% that happens this year. Hawks would have to make a roster move to bring a stranger not only to the organization. But a guy that hasn’t played NHL caliber players and hasn’t played on NHL size ice in a few years. Personally it all goes back to the chemistry thing. It has to be why 11 and 22 are still in the press box. Their teammates like them. Also, look at his numbers. Fell off a damn cliff since December.

    According to Powers, through his agent. Shalunov wants to be traded to CSKA. If he’s not traded to CSKA he’ll go to Chicago.

    Seems like he’s using Chicago as leverage to go to CSKA. I don’t know how the KHL system works. But I have to think Sibir retains his rights even though his contract is reportedly over.

    Lastly, he never really signed a true elc. I wonder if he would have to abide by elc rules or RFA rules. If it’s elc and he plays this year he would be an RFA this summer

    On a personal note. I never cared for Powers when he was with ESPN. I cared less when he charged for content. Ive come around. He’s not a click bait guy.It’s well worth the 3 bucks for great content. So an apology is due on my behalf.

  12. Powers is terrific. ESPN Chicago sucks & never gave 2 cents about hockey (they don’t currently have anyone on the beat of the 3-time champion Blackhawks). His work at The Athletic is magnificent and worth the cost.

  13. @ Ernie,

    Completely agree about Powers. His Podcast is a good listen. He has come a long way since his ESPN days.

    Sounds like Shulnov, will make a decison in the next month or so.

  14. Let,s take a pass on these rookie Russian ,fella,s ,.,.,.,any of our young guns up front from Russia ? NOPE Leave them for K,H,L, fodder .

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