Former Capital Tim Gleason Ends Tryout With Carolina


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Defenseman Tim Gleason, who the Capitals acquired at last year’s trade deadline to bolster their blueline for the second-half of the 2014-15 season, has ended his Professional Tryout Offer (PTO) with the Carolina Hurricanes, according to NBC’s ProHockeyTalk.

Acquired from the ‘Canes for Jack Hillen and two draft picks, Gleason played in 17 games as a Capital, registering two assists while playing on a third-pairing with Mike Green. At 32-years old, Gleason may have played his final NHL game. The reasons behind it are unknown, but the former first-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings is a veteran of twelve NHL seasons, the majority coming with the Hurricanes.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to Former Capital Tim Gleason Ends Tryout With Carolina

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    With Gleason’s career ending before his 33rd birthday, I’ve been thinking of the song by Boyz to Men, “End of the Road” especially when it was dedicated to another athlete who recently turned 32, DeAngelo Hall. I hadn’t realized Gleason was so young but guess his usage was “hard”, leading to a relatively premature ending.

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