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Cody Glass of WHL Portland Winterhawks – now with NHL Vegas Golden Knights

Saturday, June 24, 2017

By Bob Wright

The NHL Vegas Golden Knights went for a power goal scorer when they selected Cody Glass of the WHL Portland Winterhawks in the first round of the NHL player draft on Friday.

Cody, 18, is from Winnipeg. He first played for the AAA Winnipeg Hawks Bantam team, then the AAA Winnipeg Hawks midget major team. From there Cody skated two seasons with the WHL Portland Winterhawks.

This past season Cody skated in 69 games for Portland with 32 goals, 62 assists, 94 points. He has great size, listed at 6’2 and 185. Cody was the top scorer for Portland which went 40-28-1 in the regular season and went into the second round of the playoffs.

Here is where the NHL draft picks are from:

81 – Canada

47 – USA

27 – Sweden

23 – Finland

18 – Russia

9 – Czech Republic

3 – Switzerland

2 – Denmark, Slovakia

1 – Belarus, France, Germany, Norway, Slovena

Some of the leagues which had the most draft picks – OHL 42, WHL 33, USHL 20, Sweden Jr 17, QMJHL 14, U.S. High School 12, Sweden 12, NCAA 9 – also the BCHL had 1, as did the NAHL.