Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/10/12
NHL Hockey: Colton Gillies Colton Gillies #9 – LW Columbus Age: 22 DOB: 1989/02/12 POB: White Rock, B.C., Canada Height: 6-4 Weight: 208lbs Shoots: L NHL Seasons: 2 Drafted by Minnesota in 2007 (1/16) With a name like Colton Gillies, there was a good chance that the West Coast Canadian kid would become a hockey player! After all, his third cousin is – you guessed it, NHL Hall of Famer Clark Gillies. Born on February 12th, 1989 in White Rock, British Columbia, Colton Gillies was a natural. His size and skill at an early age caught the eye of many WHL and NHL scouts and prompted the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League to choose him second overall on the 2004 WHL Bantam Draft. Playing on a weak Blades team for four years, Gillies still made enough of an impression to be selected to Canada’s 2007 IIHL World Under18 team – a tournament in which Canada finished fourth. The next year, Gillies would represent Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic wher...
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