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06-23-2012, 10:42 AM
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Round 3: Flames Pick Goaltender Jon Gillies

Flames pick Jon Gillies for their 3rd round pick. (#75 overall)

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Height: 6''5'
Weight: 215
Position: Goaltender
Born: 1994-01-22
Born In:Concord, NH, USA
Shoots: Left
Former/Current Team: Indiana (USHL)


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2011-12: Gillies took over as the starter for the Ice after representing the USA in the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the fall. In 53 games for the Ice he was 31-20 with three shutouts and had a 2.77 goals against and .915 save percentage. The Ice reached the Eastern Conference Finals after finishing second behind Green Bay in the regular season and in six playoff games Gillies was 3-3 with a 2.84 goals against and .911 save percentage. Gillies appeared in all four games at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament – starting three of them. He finished 3-1 including a shootout win and had an .892 save percentage. Gillies de-committed from Northeastern in March 2012 after it was announced that Huskies starter Chris Rawlings was returning for his senior season. Gillies was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked sixth amongst North American goalies in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/jon_gillies/
http://thehockeywriters.com/jon-gill...man-on-campus/
http://eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=86892
http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...htm?cspid=8899







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He's big, can never have enough goaltender depth.
We have been picking a lot of, American, USHL, and other college league players.

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He probably would have been there next round. Better ranked goaltenders are still on the board. I hope this pans out.

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I guess we are trying for depth/more prospects for each position? (As we have drafted a forward, defender, and now a goaltender)

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Do we scout the chl at all? 3 picks 3 players from ushl or lower league.

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He probably would have been there next round. Better ranked goaltenders are still on the board. I hope this pans out.
He was ranked as the 6th best goalie and 5 goalies were taken before him he is right were he should be.

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Do we scout the chl at all? 3 picks 3 players from ushl or lower league.
Ya I'm not so sure either, makes me scratch my head with all three of Feasters picks. Given what he did last year I still trust his picks.

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Well he's huge and that's a good start, I probably wouldn't have picked a G in this draft but it's hard to argue with adding depth. Goalies are hard to project anyway.

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I am hoping for Athanasiou if he is still on the board for our 4th.

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I heard this kid on the radio, what a great and winning attitude he has. Sounds like all the first 3 guys we selected today are going to be really character guys.

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Has a thread on the prospects forum:

hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showthread.php?t=949397

But mostly is just discussing whether he'll go to the Q or the NCAA, prior to his recent decision to go to the NCAA.



was also RLR's 7th ranked G... http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...ies/55613378/1

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Jon Gillies is up next, and he's just a huge wall-style goalie with the enormous size NHL scouts crave. At 6-5, 203 pounds, he looks every bit the part of today's modern butterfly goalie. But he lacks athleticism and flexibility, and we don't like his lateral movement at all. We suspect he'll be taken fairly high on his very projectable size, but he'll require years of refining and technique work with a good goalie coach to realize his potential.


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This is the only pick that I could care about. We have goalie depth and we didn't address our lack of right handed forwards. But again, I'm sure Feaster made informed decisions.

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This is the only pick that I could care about. We have goalie depth and we didn't address our lack of right handed forwards. But again, I'm sure Feaster made informed decisions.
Goaltending is the most important position, and many teams struggle because they can't address the need. The more depth and competition we have in goal, the better.

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Goaltending is the most important position, and many teams struggle because they can't address the need. The more depth and competition we have in goal, the better.
In addition, having a plethora of goaltending prospect while other teams struggle to gain traction in that area could bode well for us down the road should we ever decide to trade a goalie for a forward or d-man.

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...we didnt need another goalie. We just dont. Taking one in the top 90 was a mistake. Its not like this was a steal its not like he slipped and was projected to go high. Not really happy with this.

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...we didnt need another goalie. We just dont. Taking one in the top 90 was a mistake. Its not like this was a steal its not like he slipped and was projected to go high. Not really happy with this.
so far you havent been happy with any pick. so how about you look at the positives and stop drinking the hatorade.

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so far you havent been happy with any pick. so how about you look at the positives and stop drinking the hatorade.
Why don't you go read the other threads and then wipe the egg off your face.

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He was ranked as the 6th best goalie and 5 goalies were taken before him he is right were he should be.
My bad. Just surprising they took a goalie this early. The rest of the picks look pretty good, so I'm okay with this. We may need him 5 years from now to carry the mail and he might be ready to do it.

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My bad. Just surprising they took a goalie this early. The rest of the picks look pretty good, so I'm okay with this. We may need him 5 years from now to carry the mail and he might be ready to do it.
Yeah this, hes a fine goalie. I just don't get why we took one so early.

I guess it gives us more options to pick from at the very least?

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I actually like the fact we have so many goaltending pieces. Look what how easily Nashville converted Lindback into multiple second round draft picks. Lots of depth in the organization. I still think we lack top end talent, but hopefully our guys from the past three drafts can take big steps in the next two/three years to change that.

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If all our goalies become great propects down the road then they can be used as trade bait to add developed assets aswell

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...we didnt need another goalie. We just dont. Taking one in the top 90 was a mistake. Its not like this was a steal its not like he slipped and was projected to go high. Not really happy with this.
can NEVER have too much depth at any position, i like his size and i believe that malerchuk is a great goalie coach

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can NEVER have too much depth at any position, i like his size and i believe that malerchuk is a great goalie coach
True, but our need at other positions was FAR greater.

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Unless you're getting a very highly-touted due (ie Subban, Vasilevski) I personally think it's a waste to use a pick in the top 100 on a goaltender. This one irritates me ever so slightly when I think about it, but I guess the entire draft can't please everyone.

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Wouldnt you believe it?? Only one without a twitter is the best interviewer out of the prospects.

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