Glen Metropolit: The Journeyman a Hidden Gem For the Montreal Canadiens

March 17th, 2010 by Eddie Garrison Leave a reply »

Rarely does a professional hockey player find themselves being released from an NHL team, playing overseas in a European league, and then finding their way back to an NHL team in the thick of a playoff hunt.

But for Montreal Canadiens forward Glen Metropolit, that is exactly where he finds himself this season.

The 35-year-old journeyman from Toronto has seen his fare share of minor league hockey teams before finally finding a home in Montreal. And when I say his fare share, I mean his more than fare share.

Metropolit began his professional career in the East Coast Hockey League with the Nashville Knights in Tennessee. In the Music City, "Mets" was a star on the team playing in 58 games for the Knights while amassing 62 points.

Even with this performance in Nashville many upper-level minor league teams still passed on the chance to bring Glen up to the next level.

With no offers on the table, Metropolit then moved with the Knights to Pensacola, Fl ...

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