Jon Gillies is putting his pro career on hold to help Providence in their attempt to win the first NCAA title in school history.
A 2012 draft pick by the Calgary Flames, Gillies has a 1.98 goals against average and .930 save percentage this season.
Here’s what you need to know about him:
1. Gillies Was Taken 75th Overall in 2012
Gillies was taken 75th overall by the Flames in the 2012 draft. That was the year of his first season at Providence.
2. He Represented the US in the 2013 & 2014 World Juniors
Gillies help the United States win the gold medal in the 2013 World Juniors. He also represented his country in 2014, but the team failed to medal.
3. He Has Gives Up Less Than 2 Goals a Game
On average, Gillies gives up just under two goals a game this season.
Over his Providence career, he’s accumulated a 2.07 goals against average, .931 save percentage and 59-34-13 record.
4. He’s 6-foot-5
His 6-foot-5 frame fills up most of the net, making it even harder for skaters to score.
The 21-year old grew up in South Portland, Maine.
5. Providence Has Never Won a NCAA Title
Providence’s only other NCAA title game appearance was in 1985, when they lost to Rensselaer, 2-1, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
This is their fourth Frozen Four appearance in school history.
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