Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Howie Glover
Right-winger Howie Glover spent parts of five NHL seasons with four different clubs in the 50s and 60s. He was a talented goal scorer who could play abrasively to keep his position near the opposition's goal.

The Toronto native played in the OHA with the Toronto Marlboros, Kitchener Greenshirts, and Barrie Flyers. In 1955-56 he scored 23 goals as a rookie pro with the Toledo-Marion Mercurys of the IHL. Glover joined the NOHA's North Bay Trappers in 1956 but was banned for the year after attacking a referee in a pre-season game. The next year he scored 38 goals for the WHL's Winnipeg Warriors. In 1958-59 Glover played 13 games for the Chicago Black Hawks. He continued to toil chiefly in the minors before he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in June, 1960.

Glover scored 21 goals in 1960-61 and worked well on a line with Val Fonteyne and Gerry Melnyk. He also performed solidly as a checker when the club reached the Stanley Cup final. Injuries reduced him to 39 games the next season before he returned to the AHL with the Pittsburgh Hornets in 1962-63.

Following a trade to the New York Rangers, Glover made it into 25 games in 1963-64 but was suspended halfway through the season when he refused a demotion to the minors. The next year he began his first of six straight seasons with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL. In 1967-68 he scored 41 goals for the Barons and made it back to the NHL for one game with the Montreal Canadiens in 1968-69. He retired after playing 32 games for Cleveland in 1969-70.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 Weston Dukes OHA-B
1952-53 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 19 1 4 5 9 6 0 1 1 6
1953-54 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 19 5 3 8 17
1953-54 Kitchener Greenshirts OHA-Jr. 42 17 9 26 53 4 0 0 0 7
1954-55 Kitchener<196>Barrie OHA-Jr. 48 10 9 19 72
1955-56 Toledo/Marion Mercurys IHL 60 23 23 46 108 9 1 3 4 4
1955-56 Cleveland Barons AHL 2 0 1 1 0
1956-57 North Bay Trappers NOHA
1957-58 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 67 38 34 72 72 7 4 1 5 8
1958-59 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 13 0 1 1 2
1958-59 Calgary Stampeders WHL 42 12 22 34 63 8 4 3 7 8
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 31 25 56 95
1960-61 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 21 8 29 46 11 1 2 3 2
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings NHL 39 7 8 15 44
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 71 22 30 52 94
1963-64 New York Rangers NHL 25 1 0 1 9
1964-65 Cleveland Barons AHL 26 21 7 28 49
1965-66 Cleveland Barons AHL 56 9 14 23 96 12 5 0 5 21
1966-67 Cleveland Barons AHL 48 18 16 34 66 5 2 0 2 0
1967-68 Cleveland Barons AHL 69 41 22 63 121
1968-69 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Cleveland Barons AHL 73 24 35 59 44 5 2 1 3 4
1969-70 Cleveland Barons AHL 32 12 14 26 49
NHL Totals 144 29 17 46 101 11 1 2 3 2


Brother of Fred Suspended for entire 1956-57 season by NOHA for assaulting referee Bud McDonald in pre-season game vs. Sudbury (NOHA), October, 1956. Claimed by Chicago from Winnipeg (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 3, 1958. Traded to Detroit by Chicago for Jim Morrison, June 5, 1960. Traded to Portland (WHL) by Detroit for cash, May 27, 1963. Traded to NY Rangers by Portland (WHL) for Pat Hannigan, September 19, 1963.
Suspended by NY Rangers for refusing demotion to Baltimore (AHL), January, 1964. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers for Ray Brunel and Bev Bell, April 19, 1964. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Montreal for cash, April 19, 1964. Traded to Montreal by Cleveland (AHL) for Jim Mikol and Bill Staub, August 27, 1968.