Sunday, July 08, 2007

"Entrepreneur" Glass readies for Caps Camp

Longtime Boston Globe reporter Marvin Pave includes 2008 recruit Andrew Glass in his column today on local athletes.

Glass drafted by NHL's Capitals
Wrentham's Andrew Glass, who will be a senior at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, is creative both on and off the ice.

Glass, taken in the seventh round (199th overall) of the National Hockey League entry draft by the Washington Capitals, runs his own company, which he calls Noble and Greenlawn Landscaping.

While taking a water break in his truck on June 23, Glass's cellphone rang. The person calling was a representative of the Washington organization, who said, "Welcome to the Washington Caps." Calls from Andrew's dad, Michael, and other friends who heard the good news soon followed.

"That was a pretty cool moment," said Glass, whose close friend and Nobles linemate, senior Josh Franklin of Wrentham, will attend the University of Vermont this fall. "It's always been my dream to play professional hockey and it was nice to get drafted even after missing some games last season because of injuries."

Glass has great admiration for his late grandfather, Fred Glass,
who started the family's cleaning supply and machinery business from scratch. He also appreciates the time his father spent as his youth coach and for getting him started as a hockey player.

Glass, who plans to attend Washington's summer development camp this week at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., is a 5-11, 180-pound winger. According to scouting reports, he has good puck skills, a quick stick, and the agility to beat defenders one-on-one. He is also an effective penalty killer.

Glass has committed to Boston University for the fall of 2008 after considering Harvard, Boston College, and Providence College.

"Aside from the academics, the BU coaching staff won me over. It's a great program and a great rink and BU has been a path for many players to the pros," said Glass, who had seven goals and 15 assists as a Nobles freshman, improved to 15 goals and 24 assists the next season, and had seven goals and 10 assists in a 2006-07 season shortened by a strained shoulder and twisted knee.

"Andrew has continued to grow as a player," said Nobles coach Brian Day. "He's played a significant role in helping us make it to the semifinals of the New England Prep championships the last three seasons and winning the Independent School League title in 2005 and 2006. Andrew has made the commitment to being a better player."

We’ll look for coverage of the Caps summer development camp, as well as some reliable message board assessments of his performance there.

Besides playing for Nobles, Glass has played three seasons on the Little Bruins, the Boston Jr. Bruins organization fall team for mostly prep players. While his injuries limited him to just 12 games last fall, Glass tallied 7 goals and 8 assists. The previous season, his line was 9-11-20 in 19 games.

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