Michigan forward Luke Glendening signs amateur tryout contract with Providence Bruins
The last of the Michigan hockey team’s four graduating seniors has found a roster spot for the remainder of the professional season.
Wolverines’ captain Luke Glendening signed an amateur tryout contract with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, according to MGoBlue.com.
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Last week, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed goalkeeper Shawn Hunwick for the remainder of the NHL season.
Fellow seniors David Wohlberg (Albany Devils) and defenseman Greg Pateryn (Hamilton Bulldogs) are also playing in the AHL.
To date, the Wolverines’ only early defection to professional hockey was junior forward Chris Brown, who signed a three-year, NHL entry-level contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Jon Merrill, a second round draft pick (38th overall) by the New Jersey Devils in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, said in late March that he hadn’t given much thought to turning pro early, but said at the time he’d make up his mind sooner rather than later.
Glendening, a 5-foot-11, 193-pound forward, scored a career-high 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) last season. He finished his career at Michigan with 70 points and one of only eight players in program history to be named captain in multiple years.