Report: Flames sign Frozen Four MVP Gillies

Gotta love the Friar hero getting a contract, could we see him in the postseason?


The good times continue to roll for Jon Gillies.

The Providence netminder — who, over the weekend, backstopped the Friars to their first-ever NCAA hockey championship — has reportedly signed his entry-level deal with Calgary and is headed off to Vancouver to meet the Flames, who’ll open their playoff series against the Canucks tonight.

Gillies, 21, was Calgary’s third-round pick (75th overall) at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and enjoyed a tremendous three-year career at Providence, culminating with a final season in which he went 24-13-2 with a .930 save percentage and a 2.01 GAA.

In the Frozen Four, Gillies stopped 74 of 78 shots faced in wins over Nebraska-Omaha and Boston University, finishing with a .949 save percentage.

Flames GM Brad Treliving spoke earlier in the week about his excitement over getting Gillies signed.

“Obviously, the first thing you notice with Jon is his size, but he’s not…

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