Congrats to former UAA winger Curtis Glencross of the Calgary Flames, who tonight played his 400th regular-season game in the NHL, and furnished the eventual game-winning goal in a 4-3 victory at Columbus.
The goal was the 110th of Glencross' NHL career and his 217th career point.
Glencross' goal was his first in two games this season. He played two seasons at UAA, and his 21-goal sophomore season landed him an NHL deal from Anaheim that came with a sweet $750,000 signing bonus. Glencross has scored 24 or more goals in each of the last two full NHL seasons and in last season's lockout-shortened campaign, scored 15 goals in 40 games.
Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky of Anchorage furnished the Blue Jackets an assist and took the ceremonial center-ice draw before the game when it was dropped by the legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. Check out Dubie's grin in this photo, hockey's version of the grip-and-grin.
The most NHL games by a former UAA player belong to winger Mike Peluso, a Stanley Cup winner with the New Jersey Devils. Peluso, who played defense in college and in the pros became a prolific and feared fighter, racked 1,951 penalty minutes in the world's best league.