7th year former Minnesota Wild 1st round pick in the 2007 draft (#16 overall) right wing Colton Gillies(17) is currently minus a contract for the 2014/2015 but skating AHL games with Bridgeport Sound Tigers after being released from his New York Islanders‘ training camp invite.
He played the entirety of the 2013/2014 season on a minor league deal with Rochester Americans putting up close to career high numbers but that are barely something to write home about (9-15-24).
The fairly large 6’4″ 190 lbs. forward has skated most of three full campaigns in the NHL with a pair of clubs. His numbers up in the big league are minimal as well (6-12-18 in 154 games).
He never really produced on the score sheet through three years of junior hockey in the WHL with Saskatoon Blades. which makes it a bit of a wonder how he was ever selected so high and even traded up to get.
In a pair of games in this early season, he has yet to record a point and is playing on a pto.
He’s definitely a good leader type figure for the young squad to retain but it’s a wonder if they will.