GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A Grand Rapids-area native has been called up to play for the Detroit Red Wings.
Luke Glendening has played as a center for the Grand Rapids Griffins for a little less than a year. The 24-year-old from East Grand Rapids played for the University of Michigan and is the first Grand Rapids-area native to play for the Griffins.
Glendening played in all of the Griffins' 24 playoff games last season, including the game that won the team the Calder Cup, according to a release from the Griffins. He scored 26 goals over the course of 51 regular-season games for the Griffins and 16 during the playoffs.
He signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings on July 5.
Glendening is set to make his first NHL appearance at Joe Louis Arena Saturday evening, when the Wings play the Philadelphia Flyers.
He is the 133rd former Griffin to play for the Red Wings, the team says.
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