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Scott Glennie Profile

Scott Glennie
Ht/Wt: 6' 1"/174 lbs
Position: C
Team: Brandon (WHL)

Scott Glennie's Player Profile

Submitted by: Lee F Scott Glennie may be the lesser known of the Brayden Schenn/Glennie combo, but he is definitely the more prolific scorer of the two. This tandem has been unbelievable halfway through this season and Glennie is showing why he will be a first round pick in addition with Schenn. Glennie has amazing speed and has a higher offensive capability then Schenn. He does lack somewhat in the defensive aspect in his game, but even so he is found killing penalties. In addition to a small deficiency in his defensive game, he could add a physical side to his game, that being said he has dropped the gloves several times this season. Glennie is also a versatile player, he has the ability to play both the wing and center position, although he currently plays the wing with Schenn. Scott Glennie will be a great player though, and his ability to create chances through his speed and his ability to put the puck in the net will see him through in the first round in Montreal this June.

Submitted by: Dallas Hicks Few prospects have come as far as fast as Scott Glennie, and that applies in both senses of the word. Glennie has rocketed up the charts over the past season and a half as a Brandon Wheat King, and has attracted attention with his blistering skating speed. While some players who possess exceptional speed lack the skills to finish at their top end, Glennie appears to be more than capable of scoring the goal at the end of his rush, and in occasionally spectacular fashion. He is able to leave defensemen behind him to get a clear shot, and as he continues to fill out, should be able to push past most WHL, and eventually, NHL rearguards.

Without question, Glennie’s speed is his calling card; he has an overdrive gear that is almost unmatched in the junior ranks, and would even rank highly among NHL players. This is most evident during powerplay situations: if there’s extra ice available with the man advantage, he will fly down the right wing and unleash a powerful, accurate shot that more often than not finds the top corner. He also possesses good offensive instincts; he can anticipate the turnovers and is often halfway through the neutral zone, waiting for the pass from his linemates. He also benefits from having an excellent passer as his center, Brayden Schenn, with whom he has developed great chemistry; he’s the Bossy to Schenn’s Trottier, if a slightly less prolific scorer. Where Schenn is more well-rounded, Glennie appears more skill-oriented and thusly more noticeable; Schenn appears out of nowhere, while there’s no missing Glennie on a rush. In his rookie year, Glennie felt it necessary to prove himself physically; as a sophomore, he tends to avoid major conflicts but can defend himself capably. He finds himself on penalty kill as well, looking to take advantage of the cross-passes between the points.

Some scouts are concerned about Glennie’s ability to avoid injury with his high-speed style, but the arm injury sustained this season was a bit of a fluke and shouldn’t be indicative of future problems. Also, the speed at which he operates may throw off some centers and cause them to make passes that can be picked off more easily. It remains to be seen if this will be a problem at the NHL level as a talented first-line playmaker should have no problem finding the tape on Glennie’s stick behind enemy lines. He should be able to handle NHL checking when the time comes. On the bench and off the ice, Glennie should be a coaches’ dream: he’s personable, willing to learn, and genuinely loves the game. Projects somewhere between a Mike Gartner and a Geoff Sanderson type player: a first line speedster with good hands and consistent goal scoring, who is also a big enough and offensively aware passer to play center if need be.

If a team happened to have two early first round picks in this draft that weren’t in the top 5, it would be wise to draft both Glennie and Schenn to take advantage of their natural chemistry; they could serve as the offensive core of a team for many years, much like the Sedin twins in Vancouver or Gagner/Cogliano in Edmonton.

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