Howie Glover

This is the 1962-63 Parkhurst hockey card #28. Howie Glover, younger brother of minor league legend Fred, played with 4 NHL teams in parts of 5 seasons.

Howie Glover was a well travelled minor leaguer in the late 1950s and 1960s. But in the early 1960s he enjoyed the bulk of his 144 career NHL games came with the Detroit Red Wings.

Glover was an aggressive and fiery winger, known more for his checking ability than anything else. But in 1960-61 he played a nice, surprise role with the Wings. Playing on a line with Val Fonteyne and Gerry Melnyk, in 66 games Glover deposited 21 goals, the 4th most on the team behind Hall of Famers Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio and Norm Ullman.

Interestingly, Glover was a top candidate for hockey's version of the Cy Young Award that season. He assisted on just 8 goals, giving him a stats line of 21-8-29.

That season Glover and the Wings made it all the way to the Stanley Cup final where they bowed out to the champion Chicago Black Hawks. That would the closest Howie would ever get to winning the Stanley Cup.

Injuries decimated his season in 1961-62 and he never really was given a NHL chance again. He spent most of the 1960s as a notable goal scorer in the AHL.


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