The Calgary Flames have made a pair of signings the last couple of days starting with future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr, then finally Tanner Glass the following day. Jagr’s deal is for just a single year worth $1 million for the season. Tanner Glass on the other hand also received a one-year deal but he is worth $650 thousand.
Glass was drafted 265th overall in the ninth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in 2007-08 with the Florida Panthers and has played 511 career NHL games so far. In those games, Glass has managed just 24 goals and 45 assists for 69 points with 639 penalty minutes and a career minus 51 rating. Now, this isn’t surprising at all given that’s what Tanner’s role is. He’s a fourth line checking forward that will stand in front of the net for the dirty goals as well as dropping his gloves when need be.
Jagr, on the other hand, will go straight into the hall of fame when he retires, last season he captured second place in all-time scoring with 1,914 points in 1,711 games. Out of those points, he has 765 goals and 1,149 assists along with 1,157 penalty minutes and a career plus 317 rating. Jagr was originally drafted fifth overall in the first round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. And he would make his NHL debut that same year scoring 57 points in the process.
His best year offensively came in 1995-96 when he put up a total of 149 points in 82 games putting up more than an assist per game with 87. Now he may be quite old for a young man’s game but he can still contribute and will likely land somewhere between the 35-50 point range which is not bad for someone of his age. However, he could also fall extremely hard so there is still some caution.