Center Fred Glover played parts of five seasons in the NHL during the 40s and 50s. He was a clever offensive player who spent most of his pro career as one of the top scorers in the history of the American Hockey League.
The Toronto native played junior with the Galt Red Wings for two years then made his pro debut with the USHL's Omaha Knights in 1947-48. The next year he scored 35 goals for the AHL's Indianapolis Capitals and joined the Detroit Red Wings for two playoff games during their drive to the finals. He played seven games in Motown the next years then enjoyed two more productive years in Indianapolis. In 1950-51 he scored a league best 48 goals and was named to the league's first all-star team.
Glover played 54 games for Detroit in 1951-52 and was often teamed with Vic Stasiuk. He then took part in 31 games for the Chicago Black Hawks the following season. Beginning in 1953-54 he played 15 straight years in the AHL. Along the way he led the league in scoring twice, was named to the first all-star team four times and the second team twice and led the Cleveland Barons to the Calder Cup in 1954, 1957 and 1964. He retired in 1968 in second place on the AHL's list in the key catrgories of goals, assists, points, and games played.
Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame