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Colton Gillies | Winger

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 207
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Colton Gillies has agreed to terms with the Rochester Americans.
The 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. Wed, Sep 25, 2013 06:06:00 PM
Source: AHL.com

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Colton Gillies has been released from his professional tryout offer.

Gillies 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.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 09:05:00 AM

Colton Gillies will attend the Buffalo Sabres' training camp on a tryout basis.

Gillies 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.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Colton Gillies returned to action on Sunday.

Gillies had not played since April 9 as he was ill and then was a healthy scratch. He only played 4:39 minutes Sunday with a couple of hits. Gillies has a goal and an assist in 26 games with 17 penalty minutes.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 01:53:00 AM

Forward Colton Gillies may return to the Columbus lineup after the injury to Matt Calvert opened up a vacancy.

Gillies 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.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Colton Gillies was too sick to practice on Thursday.

It 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.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Colton Gillies got into his first game of the season Monday.

Gillies 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.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 07:50:00 AM

Coach Todd Richards has been impressed with the play of Colton Gillies.

Gillies received a bit of a break when the Blue Jackets named Richards as the new head coach once they fired Scott Arniel as Richards was the head coach of the Wild the last two seasons, the organization Gillies played for before he was claimed off waivers a couple of weeks ago. Richards loved one game Gillies played last season for him in a 5-0 loss to the Canucks. "He was all over the ice in that game, around the puck all night, and that’s what I think he was like (on Wednesday against the Kings when he scored his first goal of the season)," Richards said. "The way he worked away from the puck to get the puck was really good on his part. You can see his feet and his aggressive play, being the first guy in on the forecheck, playing the body and creating turnovers. That’s what I’ve liked about his game since he’s been here, but especially on Wednesday."
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 08:03:00 AM

Colton Gillies scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday.

Gillies has played in 44 games between Minnesota and Columbus this season. He has four goals and 12 points in 96 career contests.
Thu, Feb 2, 2012 09:24:00 AM

Colton Gillies played in his first game as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

Gillies was claimed off waivers on Saturday after recording two points in 37 games with the Minnesota Wild. He registered an assist and logged 11:07 minutes of ice time in his Blue Jackets debut.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 10:22:00 AM

Colton Gillies, who the Blue Jackets claimed off waivers Saturday morning, is unlikely to play in the Jackets' game against San Jose Saturday night.

Gillies is instead expected to make his Blue Jackets debut on Tuesday. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 03:00:00 PM

Colton Gillies was claimed off waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He was waived by the Wild on Friday. We don't expect Gillies to have much of an impact in Columbus.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 12:36:00 PM

Colton Gillies has been placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.

Gillies has two points in 37 games this season. Assuming he clears waivers, Gillies will probably be sent to the minors.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 01:58:00 PM

Colton Gillies will not be in the lineup for the Minnesota Wild when the team visits the Oilers in Edmonton tonight.

It will be the second consecutive game in which Wild coach Mike Yeo will designate Gillies as a healthy scratch. "He will always take it hard," Yeo said. "We're talking about a guy whose care level is extremely high. He takes a lot of pride in his game. In the big scheme of things, it will be an OK thing for him." Gillies, one of a handful of players out for an optional skate Wednesday, reluctantly agreed. "Maybe it's good to take a step back sometimes," he said. "I trust Yeo and his decisions. Obviously it's not something that I want to have happened."
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 09:58:00 AM

Colton Gillies was a healthy scratch on Monday.

Gillies had only two assists in 23 games for the Wild this season but that is not his game. He is an energy player and coach Mike Yeo thinks his game has been lacking of late, forcing him to the press box. Yeo had Gillies in Houston last season where he averaged 20 minutes per game but has averaged only nine this season in the NHL. "That's a tough adjustment for a young player," said Yeo." "He has to find a way to get himself in the game." He is not worth owning in any fantasy pools at this time.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 10:00:00 AM

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