Jon Gillies - Photo Courtesy of flames.nhl.com

 

Jon Gillies, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-5

Weight: 229

Born: 1994-01-22

Hometown: Concord, NH, USA

Drafted 2012 by Calgary, 75th overall

 


 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

June 2013 – Jon Gillies has been invited to USA Hockey’s National Junior Evlauation Camp for the second consecutive year. This invitation is further evidence of the outstanding season Gillies has enjoyed, as the awards keep piling up. In addition to his rookie of the year status, Gillies was also named to the All-College Hockey News Second Team and the College Hockey News All-Rookie Team. He was John Gibson’s backup  (Anaheim Ducks) at the 2013 World Junior Championship and will battle Gibson to be the starter next year. Sheldon Curtis

 

 

March, 2013 – Jon Gillies has enjoyed a spectacular year for the Providence College Friars, helping to establish them as a contender in the tough Hockey East division of major U.S. college hockey. Playing in 34 games this year, Gillies posted a 17-11-6 record with a 2.08 GAA, a .931 SV% and 5 shutouts. He was named the rookie of the year, was a finalist for player of the year, and is one of only three players to earn first team all-star status in his inaugural season (some guys named Brian Leetch and Paul Kariya were the others). Gillies is another massive young goalie prospect, but plays a more upright style than many tall  goalies. He relies on positioning and a surprisingly athletic ability to keep shooters at bay, and is capable of making highlight reel saves. As the Friars lost both their starting and backup goalies the previous year, Gillies’ arrival was timely, and he should play a significant number of games going forward. As with many young goalies, puck handling and rebound control are areas he and his coaches will look towards for improvement. Sheldon Curtis

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Gillies potential arrival at the NHL level will coincide with the declining chapter of Mikka Kiprusoff’s career, if he is in fact retained by the Flames for the next few seasons. It would be surprising to see Gillies in the NHL in the next three seasons.

 

 

Footage:

Jon Gillies makes an acrobatic save:

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

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Jon Gillies' statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


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