Colton Gillies (LW)
||White Rock, BC
Signed an American Hockey League contact with the Rochester Americans on September 25, 2013.
Scored one goal and added one assist with 17 PIM in 27 NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets… Collected both points and was +2 vs. Calgary on 3/22… Also logged a season-high 12:00 of ice time over 14 shifts in the same game
2011-12: Split the season between Minnesota and Columbus, totaling eight points (2+6) and 35 PIM in 75 combined NHL appearances… Claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets on 1/14 and the finished the campaign in Columbus with six points (2+4) and 25 PIM in 38 games… Began the season with the Wild, where he notched two assists and 10 PIM through 37 appearances… Skated a season-high 16:40 at Colorado on 3/01… Scored first goal of the season at Los Angeles on 2/01… 2010-11: Netted one goal in seven NHL games for the Minnesota Wild… Spent majority of the season with the AHL’s Houston Aeros, collecting 26 points on 11 goals and 15 assists in 64 games... Added 12 points (7+5) and 32 PIM in 24 postseason appearances for Houston… Helped the Aeros to a Western Conference championship and their first-ever trip to the Calder Cup Finals… 2009-10: Registered 20 points (7+13) and racked up 73 PIM in 72 games with Houston… 2008-09: Skated the entire season in Minnesota, scoring two goals and adding five assists for seven points in 45 NHL outings… Scored his first NHL goal which proved to be the game-winner against the New York Islanders on 12/19… Notched assists in back-to-back games against Montreal on 10/30 and at Phoenix on 11/01… Logged a season-high 11:40 of ice time over 18 shifts vs. Buffalo on 10/23… Recorded his first NHL point with an assist in his NHL debut vs. Boston on 10/11… 2007-08: Completed his junior career by posting career-highs in all offensive categories, including goals (24), assists (23) and points (47) in 58 Western Hockey League games for the Saskatoon Blades… Led the Blades in goals while placing second in points and fourth in assists… Served as team captain… Joined the AHL’s Houston Aeros for 11 games, scoring one goal and picking up seven assists for eight points… Appeared in five Calder Cup Playoff games with the Aeros… Made his professional/AHL playoff debut in Game 1 of Houston’s first-round series at Rockford on 4/18… Ended the regular season with six points (1+5) over Houston’s final five games… Scored his first pro goal as part of a two-point game (1+1) vs. Milwaukee on 4/12… Collected his first multi-point game with a pair of assists at Peoria on 4/06… Tallied his first pro point with an assist at Chicago on 3/29… Made his professional/AHL debut vs. Peoria on 3/28… 2006-07: Recorded 30 points (13+17) and a team-high 148 PIM in 65 games with Saskatoon… 2005-06: Appeared in 63 games with the Blades, tallying 12 points on six goals and six assists… Played in eight playoff contests
with Saskatoon… 2004-05: Picked up two points (1+1) in nine games for Saskatoon before scoring one goal in three BCHL contests with the Surrey Eagles… INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Represented his country at the 2008 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic, where he helped Canada to its fourth consecutive gold medal at the tournament