Luke Glendening (C)
Grand Rapids Griffins
||Grand Rapids, MI
2012-13: Won the Calder Cup with the Griffins after becoming the first-ever Greater Grand Rapids native to skate with the team during the regular season…Recorded 26 points (8-18—26) in 50 regular season games and tied for third on the team with 16 points (6-10—16) in 24 postseason games with the Griffins…Ranked among team leaders with a plus-12 rating (4th)…Began the season with ECHL Toledo, recording 21 points (14-7—21) in 27 games and earning a selection to the ECHL All-Star Game before getting called up by Grand Rapids…Scored on his first shot and shift during his Griffins debut, 12/19/12 vs. Rochester…Notched a pair of two-goal games on 1/5/13 at Chicago and 2/8/13 at Oklahoma City…Set a season high with three points (0-3—3) on 1/19/13 at Rockford…Enjoyed a breakout in the playoffs with points in nine of 10 games, 4/28/13-5/21/13…Scored the series-clinching goal in a comeback win during Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals, 5/21/13 at Toronto…Shared the AHL postseason rookie scoring title with Riley Sheahan and tied for sixth overall in playoff scoring.
2011-12: Became one of eight players to captain Michigan in multiple seasons…Named CCHA Best Defensive Forward, beating out current Griffin Riley Sheahan for the honors…Earned Michigan’s Howard Colby Award for sportsmanship for the second straight year…Tied a career high with 21 points (10-11—21) in 41 contests with the Wolverines as a senior…Set new career bests in goals (10) and plus-minus (plus-18)…Notched his first collegiate hat trick, 10/13/11 vs. St. Lawrence…Trumped his career-best point streak with five points (2-3—5) in his final five collegiate games, 3/9/12-3/23/12…Signed a tryout with Providence in April and made his AHL debut, 4/13/12 vs. Bridgeport…Appeared in three games with the Bruins overall, registering two shots.
2010-11: Co-captained Michigan to a CCHA regular season championship and an appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game, where it lost in overtime to Minnesota-Duluth…Named a National Strength and Conditioning All-American and earned the team’s Howard Colby Award for sportsmanship…Earned MVP honors at the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena after scoring three goals during the tournament, including two in the championship game vs. Colorado College, 12/30/10…Received Michigan’s Athletic Academic Achievement award.
2009-10: Bested his freshman season totals with a career-high 21 points (7-14—21) in 45 games as a sophomore…Ranked among team leaders in games played (T1st), goals (T6th), assists (7th) and points (T8th)…Named an alternate captain by the team one month into the season. 2008-09: Joined the University of Michigan as a walk-on and eventually earned a scholarship…Tallied 10 points (6-4—10) in 35 games for the Wolverines…Three of his six goals were game-winners, tying for fourth on the team in that department…Received CCHA Rookie of the Week honors after picking up three goals in two games against Nebraska Omaha, 2/13/09-2/14/09…Won Michigan’s Alton D. Simms Award as the team’s most improved player. 2007-08: Attended Hotchkiss School in Connecticut after graduating from East Grand Rapids High School in 2007…Registered 28 points (8-20—28) in 24 games.