|Assets:||Has a massive frame and the potential to add a lot more bulk. Can play both wing positions (and he was a center, originally). Thrives at forechecking with speed and providing energy.|
|Flaws:||Is an extremely raw player that lacks hockey sense and the hands to produce good numbers at the highest level. Also lacks game-to-game consistency, even in areas he thrives in.|
|Career Potential:||Big, speedy energy forward.|
|9/25/2013||Signed by the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|9/21/2013||Released from training camp by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|9/10/2013||Invited to training camp by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|7/02/2013||Columbus Blue Jackets did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|1/14/2012||Claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.|
|1/13/2012||Placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.|
|7/06/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a two-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||Minnesota Wild tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/11/2011||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|4/03/2011||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|11/03/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|10/19/2010||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|9/28/2009||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|2/28/2009||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|3/28/2008||Signed by the Minnesota Wild to a multi-year contract.|
|3/28/2008||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|9/27/2007||Returned to his junior team (Saskatoon-WHL).|
|1/14/2012||Claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.|
|6/22/2007||Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round (16th overall) in 2007.|
Colton Gillies signs with AHL Rochester | 09/25/2013 6:06 PM
NewsColton Gillies has agreed to terms with the Rochester Americans.
ImpactThe Americans are the Buffalo Sabres' AHL affiliates. Gillies had two points and 17 penalty minutes in 27 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season.
Buffalo releases Colton Gillies from PTO | 09/22/2013 9:05 AM
NewsColton Gillies has been released from his professional tryout offer.
ImpactGillies was the 16th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, but he's had difficulty establishing himself in the NHL. He has six goals, 12 assists, and 72 penalty minutes in 154 career NHL games.
Colton Gillies joins Sabres' training camp | 09/10/2013 5:44 PM
NewsColton Gillies will attend the Buffalo Sabres' training camp on a tryout basis.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactGillies was originally taken by the Minnesota Wild with the 16th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He's struggled and at this point should be regarded as a journeyman player, but it still wouldn't be shocking to see him make the team. Just don't expect him to have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
| 04/22/2013 1:53 AM
NewsColton Gillies returned to action on Sunday April 21.
Colton Gillies could draw back into lineup | 04/20/2013 8:49 AM
NewsForward Colton Gillies may return to the Columbus lineup after the injury to Matt Calvert opened up a vacancy.
ImpactGillies has been a healthy scratch on multiple occasions this year, but he may be called upon now while the Blue Jackets try to force their way into a playoff spot. His addition to the lineup could be a temporary one, as Columbus hopes to have center Artem Anisimov (concussion) back shortly.
Colton Gillies is day-to-day with an illness | 04/12/2013 9:52 AM
NewsColton Gillies was too sick to practice on Thursday.
ImpactIt remains to be seen if Gillies will be available for Friday's contest. He has two points and 17 penalty minutes in 25 games this season.
Colton Gillies makes seasonal debut | 01/29/2013 8:50 AM
NewsColton Gillies got into his first game of the season Monday.
ImpactGillies was a healthy scratch in the Blue Jackets first five games of the season. He played 5:39 minutes on the fourth line alongside Mark Letestu and Jared Boll. "I thought Colton was good," coach Todd Richards said. "He used his size. He used his speed. He managed the puck well. He gave us some good shifts." He has no fantasy value despite the nice comments by Richards.
|Goals||2||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Min/CBJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||35||2011-12 (Min/CBJ)|
AdvertisementThis Week - Subscribe Now
Subscribe to TheHockeyNews magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!