Jon Gillies
Jon Gillies
25-Year-Old GoalieG
Calgary Flames
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Gillies lost out on the backup job to David Rittich last year, and then found himself third on the depth chart for the entire season. He went on to struggle with AHL Stockton, posting a 16-18-5 record with a 3.51 GAA and a .889 save percentage in 45 appearances. It appears that Rittich has a strong grasp on the starting job in Calgary, so Gillies will enter training camp competing for the backup role, although he'll have to impress to wrangle that job away from Cam Talbot. In all likelihood, Gillies will once again spend the majority of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors, so he can safely be ignored during this year's fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Gillies inked a two-year contract with the Flames in July of 2018.
Waived by Calgary
GCalgary Flames  Minors
September 26, 2019
The Flames placed Gillies on waivers Thursday, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
David Rittich and Cam Talbot are firmly entrenched as Calgary's No. 1 and No. 2 netminders heading into the 2019-20 campaign, so Gillies was always expected to begin the year in the minors. The 25-year-old should get the bulk of the starts with AHL Stockton this season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Gillies enters the 2018-19 season looking to earn his spot as Calgary's No. 2 goaltender behind Mike Smith. He appeared in 11 NHL games last year and struggled for most of it, posting a 2.88 GAA and .896 save percentage, resulting in a 3-5-1 record. The Providence College standout was better in his time with AHL Stockton, with a .917 save percentage and 2.53 GAA complementing four shutouts. Fresh off inking a two-year extension with the Flames this offseason, Gillies will likely split time at both the AHL and NHL levels. At this point, he's of little use in fantasy leagues.
Gillies immediately signed a three-year deal after garnering Most Outstanding Player honors en route to leading Providence College to the NCAA title. Although Calgary would seem to have a full cupboard of goalies in Joni Ortio, Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller, none of those options have really proven to be the netminder that the Flames want to hinge their future on. If Gillies can play well right off the bat and grab a share of the starting spot in the AHL, it may not be long before Gillies pushes his way to the parent club.
Gillies will return to Providence College for his junior season, after posting a 2.16 GAA and .931 save percentage over 34 games for the Friars as a sophomore. The 20-year-old earned first-team All-American honors for his efforts, and the former third-round pick could ultimately be a long-term solution in the net for the Flames. He could decide to turn pro after Providence finishes their season, and if he continues to excel in the AHL, an appointment to the big club at some point in 2015-16 wouldn’t seem far-fetched.
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Tending twine Wednesday
GCalgary Flames  Minors
September 18, 2019
Gillies will protect the home goal Wednesday versus the Sharks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Promoted to top level
GCalgary Flames  Minors
April 9, 2019
Gillies was recalled from AHL Stockton on Tuesday, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
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Improves over weekend
GCalgary Flames  Minors
March 6, 2019
Gillies yielded four goals on 71 shots over the last two games for AHL Stockton.
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Searching for game at AHL level
GCalgary Flames  Minors
February 25, 2019
Gillies stopped 36 of 37 shots in AHL Stockton's 4-1 win over San Jose on Sunday.
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Returned to AHL
GCalgary Flames  Minors
January 6, 2019
Gillies was sent back down to AHL Stockton on Sunday, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
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