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Colton Gillies

Colton Gillies  #9

Center
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.

Claimed on waivers by Columbus from Minnesota, January 14, 2012.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round