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Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 : 11:28 a.m.

Former Michigan captain Luke Glendening signs with Grand Rapids Griffins

By Staff

Former Michigan hockey captain Luke Glendening is headed home to continue his professional career.

The East Grand Rapids native became the first player from the Greater Grand Rapids area to ever sign with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the team announced Tuesday.

The Griffins are an American Hockey League affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.

Glendening, a 5-foot-11, 193-pound forward, scored a career-high 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) last season. The former walk-on finished his career at Michigan with 70 points and as one of only eight players in program history to be named captain in multiple years.

At the end of last season, Glendening signed an amateur tryout contract with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.


Steve Graves

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 1:35 p.m.

Keep working hard Luke. If Abdelkater can make it, so can you.

Ann Dwyer

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 1:34 p.m.

Congrats, Luke! You represented Michigan Hockey well. Let's just hope that the Red Wings will finally sign a Michigan Alum, it's been a while.