Gillies warming up with the Islanders.
January 30, 1979|
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)|
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim|
New York Islanders
Trevor Gillies (born January 30, 1979) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player. He has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with both the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and New York Islanders. Gillies was primarily used as an enforcer, as evidenced by his career NHL statistics of 57 games with only three points and 261 penalty minutes.
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. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, and played in one NHL game for the Ducks, recording 21 penalty minutes in 2 minutes, 40 seconds of ice time.
On September 14, 2009, Gillies signed with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL for the 2009–10 season. 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. 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. Gillies re-signed with the Islanders on a one-year contract through to the end of the 2010–2011 season on April 15, 2010.
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. 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. After playing in only three games to start the 2011–12 season Gillies was placed on waivers on October 31, 2011.
On August 28, 2013, Gillies signed a contract with Helsinki IFK in the Finnish SM-Liiga for the 2013–14 season. 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.
On August 28, 2018, Gillies announced his retirement from professional hockey.
|1996–97||North Bay Centennials||OHL||26||0||3||3||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||North Bay Centennials||OHL||2||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Mississippi Sea Wolves||ECHL||53||0||6||6||202||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||8||0||0||0||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||25||0||1||1||132||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||49||0||2||2||277||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||1||0||0||0||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||5||0||0||0||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||46||0||2||2||106||19||0||1||1||25|
|2016–17||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||34||0||0||0||94||5||0||0||0||19|
|2017–18||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||20||0||0||0||71||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Veterans Rucchin and Leclerc traded to free cap room". OC Register. August 5, 2005. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
- "Hurricanes ink Gillies to one-year deal". Carolina Hurricanes. July 2, 2007. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "Sound Tigers sign Gillies". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. September 14, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
- "Gillies signs NHL deal". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. January 28, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
- "Maple Leafs cooled as Biron, Islanders take control". CBS Sports. March 14, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "Isles sign Trevor Gillies to one-year extension". Newsday. April 15, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2010.
- "Isles fined $100K; 3 banned after brawl".
- Source: New York Islanders' Trevor Gillies to meet with NHL to discuss hit - ESPN New York
- Strang, Katie (October 31, 2011). "Isles waive Gillies". ESPN. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
- Former NHL Goon Trevor Gillies Joins HIFK - The Hockey House Archived August 29, 2013, at Archive.today
- "Announcement on Trevor Gillies" (in Finnish). HIFK. November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- "AHL announces suspension". AHL. October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
- "Trevor Gillies signs with Stingrays". South Carolina Stingrays. September 18, 2015. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "Former NHL & AHL Tough Guy, Worcester IceCat Trevor Gillies Announces His Retirement". August 28, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.