By Dan Rosen
NHL.com Staff Writer
A few days ago, Glen Metropolit, who began his professional career in the ECHL, was sitting down with his wife, Michlyn, when he finally realized what being nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy could mean.
“When I was 15, I had my first job at the Canadian National Exhibition where the old Hockey Hall of Fame was, and I used to go in the Hall of Fame at lunch and see all the sticks and trophies,” said Metropolit, who earned the nomination from the Boston chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. “I was talking to my wife and saying; ‘Could you imagine, (my name) could forever be on a trophy forever in the Hockey Hall of Fame. It gets me emotional because I know how hard I’ve worked and how much I love this game.”
It’s fitting that Michlyn was sitting with her husband when he had this revelation because if it weren’t for her, Metropolit could be playing somewhere in Europe this season instead of centering the Boston Bruins’ second scoring line.
“She is the whole reason I’m here,” Metropolit said.