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Glass gets a shot in Binghamton

Now that Martin Gerber is out of the Ottawa Senators' system and Brian Elliott appears to be with the Ottawa Senators for the rest of the season, it looks like goaltender Jeff Glass will get a shot to be the number one puck-stopper for the Binghamton Senators.

Glass, 23, was drafted in the third round, 89th overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. In parts of four seasons with the Binghamton Senators, he's compiled a 33-61-8 record, a GAA of 3.48, and a SP of 0.898; not great numbers, but the team around him hadn't been terrific in those seasons, either.

Interviewed in today's Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin, Glass knows the responsibility that comes with the chance, but he sounds like he's ready to take the challenge:

"It's good to finally get a chance to play, but with that comes responsibility and ownership," he said. "And I think now I'm expected to play a bigger role, and I realize that. And if this team's going to have success, I'm going to have to be a large part of it. So it's a big responsibility, but I'm willing to take that on."

Glass is most noted as the starting goaltender for Canada's 2005 gold-medal World Junior Championships squad. That season he also won WHL and CHL goaltender of the year honours, but hasn't made waves since. According to Hockey's Future, Glass is a C-grade prospect, and they're got this to say about him:

Glass is big goaltender who covers a lot of net and he is also quite athletic.  He plays the angles well, giving shooters little to aim at.  He is excellent with low shots and has a quick glove.  Glass has good rebound control, steering most shots away from danger areas.  He challenges shooters and possesses quick reflexes.  Glass loves to play the puck, but was hesitant when the rules changed. 

Although Binghamton's in a playoff position presently, it will be up to Glass to make sure things stay that way. Backup Mitch O'Keefe is just up from the ECHL's Elmira Jackals, but the B-Sens are going to go as far as Glass can take them.