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Calgary Flames sign college standout goalie Jon Gillies to contract

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CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have signed goaltender Jon Gillies to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Calgary drafted Gillies 75th overall in the third round of the 2012 NHL entry draft.

Gillies, 21, made 49 saves for Providence in a 4-3 win over Boston University on Sunday to cap his college career with an NCAA championship.

The six-foot-six, 225-pound goalie from South Portland, Maine, was named the most valuable player of the Frozen Four tournament.

Gillies joined the Flames for a pre-game skate in Vancouver on Wednesday prior to Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Canucks.

He posted a goals-against average of 2.01 and a save percentage of .930 in 38 games for Providence College this past season.

In three seasons with the Friars, Gillies posted a 60-34-13 record with 13 shutouts. His career GAA was 2.08 and his save percentage was .931.

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