A goaltender who was drafted all the way back in 2004 by the Ottawa Senators will finally get his shot at playing in the National Hockey League.
According to a report from Chicago Blackhawks insider Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, 32 year old goalie Jeff Glass will be playing in the first game of his NHL career on Friday night.
Glass gets the opportunity largely due to the injury suffered by Chicago Blackhawks number one goaltender Corey Crawford, but nonetheless it must feel incredibly rewarding after so many years of grinding.
Since being drafted in 2006 Glass played in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League prior to leaving North American to play several seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.
He eventually came back to North America to play in the AHL once again, and that decision has now finally paid off for him.