After not signing a contract with the Buffalo Sabres following a tryout, the Rochester Americans announced today that the team has signed forward Colton Gillies to an American Hockey League contract. Gillies was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the first round (16th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. On July 6, 2011, Gillies signed a two-year contract extension [...]
With one Colton Gillies practice shot during Wednesday's morning skate, the Columbus Blue Jackets' goaltending situation went from perilously thin to almost comedic.Steve Mason, who has carried a heavy load in recent weeks with no proven NHL backup supporting him, was felled by a Gillies shot that left him with concussion symptoms only hours before a game against the Detroit...
NHL Hockey: Colton Gillies
Colton Gillies #9 – LW
POB: White Rock, B.C., Canada
Height: 6-4 Weight: 208lbs
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,...
The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed left wing Colton Gillies off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.
The 22-year-old Gillies, a first-round draft pick in 2007, had two assists and 10 penalty minutes in 37 games with Minnesota this season. He has three goals, seven assists and 30 penalty minutes in 89 career games with the Wild.
Last season, he had 11 goals and 15 assists in 64...
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January 14, 2012
SAINT PAUL, Minn. A day after the Wild placed 2007 first-round pick Colton Gillies on waivers, the Columbus Blue Jackets foiled Minnesota's plans to send the send the forward to Houston of the AHL by claiming him.
Gillies had two assists in 37 games this season, and coach Mike Yeo said Friday that the 22-year-old's confidence had been damaged to the point it could not be...
FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: The Wild placed 22-year old forward Colton Gillies on waivers. He has until Saturday to clear, and if he does he will be sent to Houston. A 2007 first-round pick (16th overall), Gillies has zero goals and two assists in 37 games this season.
The 6-foot-4 forward seems to have lost all confidence of late. If he clears waivers, the Wild believe a stint in...