Riley Gill

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Riley Gill
Riley Gill K-Wings.JPG
Gill playing for the Kalamazoo Wings in 2011
Born (1985-01-01) January 1, 1985 (age 33)
Northfield, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Allen Americans
Worcester Sharks
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Hershey Bears
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Riley Gill (born January 1, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for the Allen Americans of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Gill attended the Western Michigan University from 2006 to 2010 where he played NCAA Division I college hockey with the Western Michigan Broncos men's ice hockey team. He completed his four-years at Western Michigan University with a NCAA career 2.94 goals-against average and a .915 saves percentage.[1] and established team records for the most games played (111) and the best all-time save percentage in WMU history.[2]

Gill began his professional career in the ECHL by joining the Kalamazoo Wings near the end of the 2009–10 ECHL season. During the 2012–13 ECHL season, he was selected as the ECHL's playoff MVP in helping the Reading Royals claim their first Kelly Cup.

At the end of the 2012-2013, Riley Gill was selected as the Sher-Wood Goaltender of the Year. "Gill led the league in wins (25-tied) and shootout wins (four) and set a new SPHL record with five shutouts. His 2.43 goals against average ranked second, while his .918 save percentage was tied for third-best. Gill’s strong play helped Louisiana to a 20-point improvement from last season, as the IceGators finished tied with Fayetteville for most points (73)." [3]

On August 6, 2013, Gill was signed by Royals AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, to a one-year contract.[4] Gill later joined the Allen Americans of the ECHL. While playing with the Americans, he won ECHL Goaltender of the Year after the 2016–17 season in which he tied for more shutouts in a season and set a new career high.[5] Gill re-signed with the Americans in the offseason of that year.[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2006–07
SPHL
First All-Star Team 2012–13 [7]
Goaltender of the Year 2012–13 [8]
ECHL
Playoff MVP 2012–13 [9]
ECHL Goaltender of the Year 2016-17 [5]

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