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Hurricanes Ink Gillies to One-Year Contract

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes

Forward skated in 51 games for Albany in 2007-08

RALEIGH, NC—Ron Francis, Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed left wing Trevor Gillies to a one-year contract. The deal will pay Gillies $500,000 on the NHL level and $100,000 on the AHL level, with a guarantee of at least $115,000 in 2008-09.

“Trevor adds toughness to our organizational depth,” said Francis. “He is a veteran player who works very well with our younger prospects and provides leadership.”

Gillies, 29, totaled one goal and one assist (2 points) and 112 penalty minutes in 51 games with the Hurricanes top minor-league affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL), in 2007-08. A native of Cambridge, Ont., Gillies has played one NHL game in his career, registering 21 penalty minutes in his lone contest with Anaheim during the 2005-06 season. In 300 career AHL games with Lowell, Providence, Springfield, Hartford, Portland and Albany, Gillies (6’3’’, 235 lbs.) has totaled six goals, 14 assists (20 points) and 1,177 penalty minutes.

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