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Predators’ prospect Cody Glass gets emotional after making team out of camp

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Nashville Predators forward Cody Glass has had a rocky start to a once-promising career, but he looks grateful for another chance to make his NHL dreams come true.  (Getty images)
Nashville Predators forward Cody Glass has had a rocky start to a once-promising career, but he looks grateful for another chance to make his NHL dreams come true. (Getty images)

This time of year in the NHL, there is a lot of focus on the players being fired from their respective teams and the difficult process they have to go through.

However, on Tuesday, we fans saw the other side of things.

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Ever since Cody Glass was selected sixth overall in 2017, his career hasn’t gone quite the way he had hoped. The now 23-year-old has taken longer to develop than most highly touted prospects, and a concussion suffered in the 2019-20 season severely hampered his development.

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Last offseason, the Vegas Golden Knights traded Glass to the Nashville Predators in the hope that he could restart his career under new conditions. However, he was able to achieve great things in the American Hockey League (AHL) in the 2021-22 season, and was recently rewarded handsomely for this.

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In a video circulating on social media, Glass is called to a meeting with Predators general manager David Poyle and head coach John Hines. You can see how the young forward’s nerves oozed as he wasn’t sure what news he would be told. After traveling to Bern, Switzerland with his Predators teammates to start his regular season in Europe, he was informed that he would be staying at a big club out of camp.

Given the hardships he went through in his young career, you could see how much it meant as he was overwhelmed with emotion after the news was broken to him.

Despite the difficult times, he did not give up and continued to work, which he made clear to Poyle in the video shown above. Now, of course, he will need to keep putting in the effort to show he belongs in the NHL.

Based on his 14 goals and 62 points in 66 AHL games last season, he should be fine.

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