Cody Glass (6th on Team in Points with 30, Career High)
Turns out Glass just needed the opportunity to show he can be a reliable everyday NHL center, and has he ever delivered despite everything that’s happened around him.
If for some reason Glass didn’t take this leap forward in his NHL career, then the Predators are not only way out of the playoff picture, but are probably flirting down towards the bottom of the division with Chicago and Arizona.
Glass playing top-six minutes at center has given me enormous optimism that he’ll remain there going into 2023-24, with the question looming on what will eventually happen with Ryan Johansen.
It’s important to remember that it was never a given that Glass was going to be fully ready for top-six minutes on a regular basis going into his first full season of NHL hockey at age 23. He could’ve had another setback and not responded well to top-six minutes, and that would’ve no doubt kept the Predators from even remaining in the hunt.
Let’s see if Glass can finish off the regular season on a strong note. He has handled the pressure very well with so many veterans around him either being traded away or injured.