Trevor Gillies

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Trevor Gillies
Trevor Gillies NYI 2011-02-11.JPG
Gillies warming up with the Islanders during the 2011.
Born (1979-01-30) January 30, 1979 (age 35)
Cambridge, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Abbotsford Heat
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New York Islanders
Vityaz Chekhov
HIFK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1999–present

Trevor Gillies (born January 30, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Abbotsford Heat in the American Hockey League (AHL). He has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with both the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and New York Islanders. Gillies is primarily used as an enforcer, as evidenced by his career NHL statistics of 57 games with only three points and 261 penalty minutes.

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Gillies played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League. In 1999–2000 Gillies made his professional debut with the Mississippi Sea Wolves in the East Coast Hockey League. With limited offensive ability Gillies plied his trade between the ECHL and American Hockey League (AHL) for five years before signing an NHL contract with the New York Rangers on July 20, 2004.

Prior to the 2005–06 season and in his second year with the Rangers affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Gillies was traded from the Rangers to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Steve Rucchin on August 5, 2005.[1] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, and played in one NHL game in the for the Ducks, recording 21 penalty minutes in 2 minutes, 40 seconds of ice time.

On July 2, 2007, Gillies was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.[2] Gillies never played a regular season game with the Hurricanes, as he was assigned to the Albany River Rats.

On September 14, 2009, Gillies signed with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL for the 2009–10 season.[3] After 18 games with the Tigers and accumulating 123 penalty minutes, Gillies was signed by NHL affiliate, the New York Islanders on January 28, 2010.[4] On March 14, 2010, Gillies scored his first NHL point, when he assisted on a Tim Jackman goal in a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.[5] Gillies re-signed with the Islanders on a one-year contract through to the end of the 2010–2011 season on April 15, 2010.[6]

On February 12, 2011, Gillies was suspended nine games by the NHL for an incident which occurred in a February 11, 2011 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. During the third period of the game, Gillies elbowed Penguins' forward Eric Tangradi in the face, punched him several times while he was down on the ice, and proceeded to taunt him from the dressing room hallway. Tangradi suffered concussion like symptoms and remained out of the Penguins line-up indefinitely.[7] In his first game back from the suspension, Gillies was ejected for a hit on Cal Clutterbuck in a game against the Minnesota Wild on March 2, 2011. After an in-person hearing, Gillies was suspended for 10 games for the incident.[8] After playing in only three games to start the 2011–12 season Gillies was placed on waivers on October 31, 2011.[9]

On June 19, 2012, Gillies opted to forgo North American free agency and signed a one-year contract to play with Vityaz Chekhov of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League.

On August 28, 2013 Gillies signed a contract with Helsinki IFK in the Finnish SM-Liiga for the 2013-14 season.[10]

On November 4, 2013 Helsinki IFK terminated the contract with Gillies. During his time on HIFK he played three Finnish Liiga matches and four European Trophy matches.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Gillies with the Islanders, March 2010.
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 North Bay Centennials OHL 26 0 3 3 72
1997–98 North Bay Centennials OHL 2 0 0 0 4
1997–98 Sarnia Sting OHL 17 0 1 1 33
1997–98 Oshawa Generals OHL 45 1 2 3 184 7 0 1 1 12
1998–99 Oshawa Generals OHL 66 6 9 15 270 11 0 2 2 28
1999–00 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 53 0 6 6 202
1999–00 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 8 0 0 0 38
2000–01 Greensboro Generals ECHL 63 1 6 7 303
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 6 0 0 0 24
2001–02 Augusta Lynx ECHL 46 0 1 1 269
2001–02 Richmond Renegades ECHL 18 0 1 1 51
2001–02 Providence Bruins AHL 5 0 0 0 21
2002–03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 25 0 1 1 132
2002–03 Richmond Renegades ECHL 6 0 0 0 20
2002–03 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 24 0 1 1 180
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 61 2 1 3 277
2004–05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 49 0 2 2 277
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 50 2 3 5 169 4 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 21
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 51 1 6 7 151
2006–07 Augusta Lynx ECHL 7 0 2 2 23
2007–08 Albany River Rats AHL 51 1 1 2 112 7 0 0 0 19
2008–09 Albany River Rats AHL 30 0 0 0 125
2009–10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 24 1 0 1 169
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 14 0 1 1 75
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 39 2 0 2 165
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 26 1 0 1 65
2012–13 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 24 0 0 0 95
2013–14 HIFK Liiga 3 0 0 0 54
NHL totals 57 2 1 3 261

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