The first goalie prospect to crack the Top 10 in the Calgary Flames Prospect Rankings is Jon Gillies. The New Hampshire native played juniors in the USHL with the Indiana Ice and his performance earned him a scholarship to Providence College of the NCAA. At Providence, he will play alongside fellow Flames prospects Mark Jankowski and John Gilmour.
Gillies is big, to say the least. He checks in at 6-5 and weighs 230. The 19-year old played 35 games last season, leading his team deep into the Hockey East Playoffs. An unbelievable .931 save percentage and 2.08 goals against average is proof that Gillies deserves the ranking he was given. He also won a gold medal representing the United States in the 2013 World Junior Classic.
Jon Gillies is the real deal and could be a franchise goalie for Calgary.
Via Hockey’s Future –
“Gillies is a big goaltender who primarily plays a butterfly style. He doesn’t sit back in his crease, instead challenging shooters and doing a good job of playing the angles. Gillies could stand to work on his rebound control, and as with any younger, lanky player, he’ll need to become more comfortable in his body and improve his footwork. But in time, Gillies could end up as one of the top goaltenders from the 2012 class.”
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