The Edmonton Oilers have obtained rookie forward Curtis Glencross from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenceman Dick Tarnstrom.
The 6’1”, 195 pound left winger from Kindersley, Saskatchewan has scored six goals and six assists for 12 points in 36 games with the Blue Jackets this season and is tied for 20th in scoring among NHL rookies. He is +3 with 25 penalty minutes and has netted one powerplay goal and one game-winning goal.
Now in his first full NHL season, the 25-year-old (December 28, 1982), forward made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks on January 13, 2007 versus Colorado and scored his first career NHL goal in his debut against the Avalanche. He played two games with Anaheim in 2006-07 before being traded to Columbus on January 26, 2007. He was scoreless in seven games with the Blue Jackets last season.
As well as his nine NHL games with Columbus and Anaheim in 2006-07, Glencross combined to score 25-26-51 with 127 penalty minutes in 60 American Hockey League games with Syracuse and Portland.
A member of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brook Bandits in 2001-02, he played two seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Alaska-Anchorage in 2002-03 and 2003-04, before turning pro with Anaheim’s AHL affiliate in Cincinnati. He has scored 48-40-88 with 281 PIM in 159 career AHL games.