Nashville Predators fans will be seeing Cody Glass represent Team Canada at this month’s 2023 IIHF World Championship from Finland and Latvia.
Glass will be joining a talent rich Canadian squad, which makes this even more of a huge honor and a testament to just how impressive of a 2022-23 campaign he’s coming off of for the Nashville Predadtors.
Glass Earns his Role to Represent Canada at 2023 IIHF World Champ.
In a season full of growth and elevated role, Glass didn’t shy away from the spotlight. He became the Predators’ top-line center after a hectic trade deadline and a rash of team injuries. All after entering the preseason ready to prove himself to the organization that gave him a second chance after the Vegas Golden Knights gave up on him.
Glass was a key reason, among many from the younger talent on the roster, that kept the Nashville Predators fighting in the playoff race up until the 80th game of the regular season before finally being eliminated.
One of the top draft prospects of 2023 is Adam Fantilli. Behind just Connor Bedard, Fantilli is seen as the next prospect up to likely be taken at No.2 overall.
It will be cool to see Glass play on such a loaded roster and will also be awesome for his offseason development.
For 2023-24, Glass’ role will continue to be of vital importance as the Nashville Predators shift to a new era and make a return back to the postseason in 2024. He has a strong chance of centering the top line on opening night for the Nashville Predators with Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene returning from their injuries.
Glass finished the 2022-23 season with 35 points, good for sixth on the Nashville Predators. He saw a lot of work on a Predators power play that went through growing pains, but was showing promise down the stretch. He added six power play goals.
Awesome achievement and well-deserved that Glass gets to represent his home country in what should be an entertaining tournament which begins on May 12. Team Canada will take on Team Latvia in Group B action to open the tournament.
In international play, Glass has represented Canada three previous times. He put up six points in five games for the U-20 squad at the WJC-20 after being drafted sixth overall by Vegas in 2017.