Glass, a 20-year-old product of Winnipeg, had himself an NHL debut for the ages Wednesday evening in Las Vegas. Originally the very first draft selection by the expansion franchise at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Glass skated in his first regular season game for the Golden Knights after cracking the squad out of camp for the 2019-20 season.
His debut could not have gone much better, as the former AAA Bantam Winnipeg Hawks star skated on the team’s second line, scoring early into the second period on a great cross-ice feed from Max Pacioretty. Glass’ goal proved to be the dagger, helping Vegas sink the Sharks 4-1, while earning First Star of the Game honours in the process.
“It’s special. You dream of it as a kid and for it to come true like that is unbelievable,” Glass said. “Very emotional. When I was sitting on the bench, I just had goosebumps. The crowd was unbelievable. It was a very special moment… Having two Hall-of-Famers to be (Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty) on your line, it makes it easier for a 20-year-old to come into the League. They play 200-foot games and that’s something you appreciate and they make it real easy on yourself.”
Not to be outdone, fellow Winnipegger Stone also potted a goal and added an assist for the Golden Knights Wednesday, while Ryan Reaves contributed with five hits and two blocked shots in 10 minutes of icetime.