Dallas Stars Will Not Retain Scott Glennie


The Dallas Stars announced on Friday that restricted free agent Scott Glennie will not be returning to the club. In addition to that news, GM Jim Nill said the Stars would be moving on from forward Shawn Horcoff, but we don’t care about 36 year olds here at Frozen Futures.

Scott Glennie, now 24 years old, was chosen 8th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. This past season he had 14 goals and 25 assists (39 points) in 69 games with the Texas Stars. Those are not bad numbers, however the Dallas Stars will begin to transition many younger players to the AHL which ultimately pushed Glennie down the depth chart.

Scott Glennie’s time in the Dallas Stars organization has not been successful. Immediately after being drafted so high in the first round, the media and Stars fans panned the decision. It was even reported that the Stars didn’t interview Scott Glennie prior to the draft. He was rated 11th by TSN and 14th by The Hockey News entering the draft.

His statistics in the WHL improved each year after being drafted, however Glennie spent most of his time with the Brandon Wheat Kings on a line with Brayden Schenn and Matt Calvert.

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As Glennie progressed to professional hockey with the Texas Stars, he found it hard to stay conditioned and he also found it hard to stay healthy for training camps. Each September, Stars fans often wondered what kind of injury Glennie would get during or leading up to training camp.

After 6 years of being with the organization, Glennie played 1 NHL game with the team near the end of the 2011-12 season, recording no points.

Jim Nill said “This will be good for Scott in that he can go someplace else and get a fresh start.”

The Stars could have chosen to retain Glennie’s rights by making a qualifying offer, however they decided against that. Scott Glennie is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. It will be interesting to see which team picks him up and if he can turn his career around.

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