Calgary Flames re-sign Jon Gillies to two-year contract

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 07: Calgary Flames Goalie Jon Gillies (32) makes a save during the first period of an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Las Vegas Golden Knights Saturday, April 7 at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB. The Flames won the game 7-1 (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - APRIL 07: Calgary Flames Goalie Jon Gillies (32) makes a save during the first period of an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Las Vegas Golden Knights Saturday, April 7 at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB. The Flames won the game 7-1 (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The Calgary Flames have been quite busy this week with their re-signings of RFAs. Today, they continue that with the re-signing of Jon Gillies.

The Calgary Flames finally got the ball rolling on Sunday with their RFAs that needed contracts. Sunday, they started it off with Morgan Klimchuk. Then yesterday, one of the more anticipated signings, they signed Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract. And finally today, they re-signed goaltender Jon Gillies to a two-year contract with an AAV of $750,000.

The first year of the contract will be two ways while the second year will just be a one-way contract. It seems like Brad Treliving has faith that Gillies will turn into that star goaltender they’ve been anticipating he would be. Meaning we can probably assume that he’ll get the backup role to start next season over David Rittich, but we still have to wait for Rittich’s contract to know for sure. Rittich did file for arbitration, so again, only time will tell for him.

While Gillies has done decently in the minors, that success has definitely not translated to the NHL level for him. To be fair, he did have to step up unexpectedly this past season when Mike Smith got injured and David Rittich couldn’t quite hold his own as a starter, but nonetheless, it’s somewhat worrisome if he’s the Flames’ backup.

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Last season with the Flames, Gillies went 3-5-1 with an sv% of 0.896 and an EV sv% of 0.886. It’s a little weird that his EV sv% is worse than his average sv%, but I guess that means he’s good on the penalty-kill. Of course, we can’t forge that iconic save he had during pre-season.

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The Flames now have $7,263,290 to sign six more RFAs, including one of the more anticipated players, Noah Hanifin, who’s projected to make somewhere around $3 million.