New York Rangers 16-17 Report Cards: The Extra Skaters

Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 4, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Tanner Glass (15) leaves the ice after a fight against the Ottawa Senators during the third period in game four of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
May 4, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Tanner Glass (15) leaves the ice after a fight against the Ottawa Senators during the third period in game four of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /

Tanner Glass

Glass, a player that you either love or hate, had a very interesting path to playing time this past season.

Just when you thought he was done with the big club after being down in the AHL all year, he was called up around March after the team got manhandled physically by the Canadiens. Glass only played 11 regular season games, notching one goal and one assist–good stats for him–in that time, but he was the same old, bad Tanner.

The playoffs were a different story.

Glass scored the first goal of the Rangers playoff run–albeit shortlived–against the Canadiens on a crazy backhander. That set the tone for how effective Glass would be in the series. Glass was making plays in all three zones, was finishing his checks with authority and giving his teammates some much-needed energy. Glass split time with Pavel Buchnevich as the 12th forward and when he was called upon, he was more than just solid.

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Don’t be surprised if that playoff run played him onto another roster for 17-18. Hopefully, though, it won’t be the Rangers.