|NUMBER:||9||BIRTHDATE:||February 12, 1989|
|HEIGHT:||6' 4"||BIRTHPLACE:||White Rock, BC, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||208||DRAFTED:||MIN / 2007 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (16th overall)|
Career: Made his NHL debut on 10/11/08 vs. BOS… Scored his 1st career NHL goal on 12/19/08 vs. NYI (opposing G: J. MacDonald)… Represented Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championships (2008: 7GP-1G-0A-1P, Gold Medal), 2007 World U18 Championships (6GP-2G-1A-3P, alt. captain) and 2006 Junior World Cup (4GP-1G-0A-1P, Gold Medal, alt. captain)… Captained Team Pacific at 2006 World U17 Hockey Challenge… Spent 4 seasons with WHL’s Saskatoon Blades (195GP-44G-47A-91P)… Selected by Blades 2nd overall at 2004 WHL Bantam Draft.
2012-13: Skated in his 300th career pro game (147- AHL/153- NHL) on 4/21 at SJS... Registered his 1st career multi-point game (1G-1A) on 3/22 vs. CGY.
2011-12: Recorded an assist in his CBJ debut on 1/17/12 vs. EDM… Scored his 1st goal with CBJ on 2/1/12 at LAK (opposing goalie: Jonathan Quick)… Played in his 100th career NHL game on 2/11/12 at MIN.
Personal: Nickname: 'Gilly’… Favorite player growing up: Joe Sakic… Nephew of HHOFer/4-time Stanley Cup champ Clark Gillies.
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I kept refreshing the page on the NHL website after the second round and I was shocked he lasted that long. I'm sure the Coyotes were pretty happy to get him. He's such a good player and he plays big in big games.