Las Vegas–Vegas Knights of The Roundtable along with fans of the Golden Knights had the opportunity to take part in franchise history at T-Mobile Arena as General Manager George McPhee provided a shoutout to those in attendance at the draft party as he selected from the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks C Cody Glass in Chicago.
During the 2016-2017 season with Portland, Glass was their Most Valuable Player. Glass was the Winterhawks leading scorer and the league’s 7th overall point producer with 32 goals, 62 assists at 94 points.
In the 2016-17 season, he also played in 11 playoff games for Portland and recorded 4 goals and tallied 5 assists for 9 points.
He also was an All-Star for Portland last season.
With Glass he compares his game with Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron.
Reaction For Chicago
In his post-draft interview, Glass spoke with reporters about want kind of a player he is on the ice.
“I think I play a good two-way game, and like him, he’s a good two-way forward, very unselfish, and that’s something I like about him.” Glass said referring to Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele.
He also went on and paid a compliment to the Vegas Golden Knights jersey.
“It’s unbelievable. I think it’s probably one of the top jerseys in the league easily, and I got to see it during the expansion draft, so that was amazing. I like it a lot.” Glass replied.
Glass remembered when he played in a hockey tournament in Vegas as a member of the Junior Steelers hockey club.
“It was just like a summer hockey tournament, but pretty much in Vegas it’s always summer. No, it’s a tournament I played for the Junior Steelers, and I think we came in second that tournament, so was pretty disappointed in that. No, I’m looking forward to many more games in Vegas.” Says Glass.
In the National Hockey League that will not be a problem, he’ll have plenty of chances to play at T-Mobile Arena.
For Glass, he went in detail about his training habits with regards to the upcoming camp for the Golden Knights which begins next week and then training camp in September.
“I think training is a huge thing for me, and I’m a big person who watches hockey a lot, so I always try and mimic what people do, especially like Mark Scheifele who played for the Jets, but mostly for me, just on and off the ice training, it’s something I really need to work on, and I’m always trying to get better, I think.” Glass mentioned.
In any hockey player’s life being in shape and having that size is important because allows you to hold your own on the ice against the opposition.
Full Presser From Chicago After Glass Is Selected By The Vegas Golden Knights
Hear directly from Cody Glass, who was selected with the first pick in Golden Knights history earlier tonight. pic.twitter.com/gFFqMXEakZ