Jon Gillies Named Hockey East Goalie Of Year

The end of the collegiate hockey season brings with it the collegiate hockey awards, and despite Johnny Gaudreau graduating onto NHL stardom, the Calgary Flames are once again represented.

Providence College goaltender Jon Gillies was named Hockey East’s Stop It Goaltending Champion, the league’s individual award for goaltenders. He’ll receive his honour at the conference’s awards banquet tomorrow evening.

Gillies, 21, played 35 games in his junior season with the Friars. He went 20-13-2, with a 1.95 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. He was Calgary’s third round selection, 75th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. He led the conference in goals against average, save percentage and was tied with Boston University’s Matt O’Connor for the lead in wins.

I wouldn’t be shocked if he was named to one of the conference all-star teams tomorrow evening, in addition to this award.

  • McRib

    Really want to see what he can do at the pro level.

    Two great young goalies with Ortio, promising forwards with a few studs.

    Just need to grab a couple of great, young D now.

  • Curtis

    Aside from Bennett, I think Gillies is my favourite prospect. Haven’t really seen much of him over the years due to him being so far away, but I’ll be excited to see what he can do once he turns pro. The future is bright my friends.

  • RealMcHockeyReturns

    Gillies is one of those prospects whose college career has been a huge boon to his pro aspirations. He is a program that has improved each of his years there, due in no small part by his contribution. And I do believe that this guy has a future in Flames livery.

    But I am one of those who buy into the old adage about goaltenders taking a bit longer to mature. So, with the current very serviceable duo with the big club, I am torn with whether or not turning him pro now is the best route for the organization. It may well hinge on whether BT figures–or wants to–re-sign Ramo. I think keeping Ramo is a good move. I realize that Ortio has a one way deal for next year, but you can never have enough quality goalies in the organization. It may also provide just one more bargaining chip to the large and growing pile that already exists for the Flames.