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Three-Year Contract Extension For Luke Glendening

Update: Here's the dollar amount:

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed center Luke Glendening to a three-year contract extension. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.

Glendening, 24, has made 51 appearances with the Red Wings as a second-year pro, recording six points (0-6-6), 16 penalty minutes, 78 hits and 32 blocked shots, while averaging 13:49 of ice time. He has also skated in 18 games with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins this season, registering 12 points (5-7-12), a plus-8 rating and 18 penalty minutes. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native started his professional career in 2012-13 with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, notching 21 points (14-7-21) in 27 games before moving up to the AHL full-time. In 51 games with his hometown Griffins, the 5-foot-11, 195-lb., forward tallied 26 points (8-18-26) and 50 penalty minutes. He also helped the team win its first-ever Calder Cup, tying for the AHL rookie lead in the postseason with 16 points (6-10-16) and 30 penalty minutes in 24 games.

A product of the University of Michigan, Glendening recorded 70 points (31-39-70) in 165 collegiate contests with the Wolverines from 2008-12. After initially making the team as a walk-on, he served as the team’s captain as a junior and senior and won the CCHA’s Best Defensive Forward award in 2011-12.

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Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 04/05/14 at 09:44 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I’d rather see that DDK is extended.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/05/14 at 09:46 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Well, now that the pressure is off, maybe he’ll finally get his first goal. He was close a couple of times last night. Having his first one be the game winner tonight would be icing on the cake for all of us who love to watch this kid play.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 04/05/14 at 10:16 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I’d rather see that DDK is extended

Why not have both?

Posted by TreKronor on 04/05/14 at 10:27 AM ET


They will have both. DD is going nowhere else.

Glendening will, I hope, become the next generation’s version of Draper. Plays tough minutes and chips in timely goals. Once he gets his first, I think you will see him average 10-12 goals per season…a notable achievement in today’s game and in his projected role.

Posted by NewfieWing on 04/05/14 at 10:57 AM ET

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Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/05/14 at 11:06 AM ET

calquake's avatar

To all the naysayers, Luky ain’t goin’ nowhere.  Which means someone like Mr. Andersson may be on the hot seat come next season.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 04/05/14 at 11:11 AM ET

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According to RedWingsCentral, Glendening’s waiver exempt status expires in any combination of 9 regular season and playoff games. The Wings have 5 games remaining on their regular season schedule, and if they play playoff hockey, they’ll play at least 4 games.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 04/05/14 at 11:14 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

I was a bit concerned that they’d be overpaying another bottom forward, but that’s a pretty good price.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/05/14 at 11:30 AM ET

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I like it

Posted by Tracy from T-Town Hockey on 04/05/14 at 12:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Good deal and Congrats to Glennie.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 04/05/14 at 01:11 PM ET



Because fourth liners with no offensive ability just don’t grow on trees.  If they don’t sign him where are they possibly going to find someone who can play defense but couldn’t out the puck in an open net from the top of the crease?

Now that Helm has learned to score the Wings need to fill the role of “hard worker with no hands” player.

Posted by Garth on 04/05/14 at 01:18 PM ET

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Haha… that’s hilarious some people think this is BAD. Luke’s rise and his effect on our team has been incredible to watch. He is kind of like draper and Maltby combined. I’m thrilled by this and hope he is a selke candidate in a few years though it seems you gotta pot 20 goals to get considered these days. But this kid turns all the right heads that’s for sure. There’s a lot of guys trying to make the bigs through sheer determination, but hardly any who’ve pulled it off this extraordinarily. Glendening is a beast and earned every penny of this. Couldn’t be happier for him and the team. What a story!

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 04/05/14 at 02:09 PM ET


so centers going into next year are


the next obvious thing to do is sign legwand to a 3-year deal.

i guess the silver lining is that emmerton is free to look for a deal elsewhere.

Posted by syndrome on 04/09/14 at 10:51 AM ET

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