This is Scott Glennie at the Top Prospects Game. He’s a guy I’ve been following this winter in the hopes that he’s both good enough to sustain the first round rumblings and doesn’t step up so much that he’d be out of range for the Oilers when they pick in their window (#17-22).
It’s been a strange year for the talented forward. He had a very nice start to the season, but in February had what looked like a very bad break. Quoting Luber’s Lounge: The Brandon Wheat Kings have learned that right-winger Scott Glennie has been lost indefinitely after sustaining a broken left elbow during last Saturday’s win in Calgary. xGlennie, who missed Tuesday’s game against the visiting Red Deer Rebels, is currently tied with Jay Fehr for 6th-place in the WHL scoring race with 27 goals and 66 points in 52 games.
Michael Remmerde summed up the general feeling: No one’s asking if he’s just riding (Brayden) Schenn’s coattails anymore. Now some scouts are asking if it might be Glennie who was making Schenn look good. Tremendous speed plus good hands is a nice combination. I was hoping he’d go back to showing more of that grit he seemed to have last season, but now we’re going to have to hope for a long playoff run by the Wheaties to get another look.
As it turned out, Glennie got back into action before season’s end, posting 1-3-4 numbers in three March games. Brandon opened their playoff season last night, and Glennie posted 3 assists in a 7-2 win over the Ice.
His final regular season numbers (55gp, 28-42-70, 1.27) alone are quality, but added to the resume (terrific speed, very skilled) and the math (Desjardins’ NHLE says 82gp, 13-18-31) says he would have been in a very nice slot on last year’s list. Earlier in the season, Redline ranked him #19 for this season’s draft. He could fall to the Oilers and there’s a lot to like about Scott Glennie.