Thursday, June 21, 2007

The NHL Draft Keg Party: Colton Gillies

Here at BMR we try to provide you, the reader, with as educational and entertaining a look at the NHL as possible. In preparation for the NHL Draft, today we continue with a feature entitled 'The NHL Draft Keg Party'. The goal of this feature is to provide you with information about the prospects that you haven't heard already. Hopefully, this will be a fun and entertaining endeavor. (Disclaimer)

Colton Gillies

Prospect Profile: Colton Gillies

Birthdate: February 12, 1989

Position: Center

Height/Weight: 6'4" / 194lb

Shoots: Left

Current Team: Saskatoon (WHL)

ISS Ranking: #12 overall

CBS Ranking: #30 North America

[Hockey's Future Profile]

Favorite Music: Rise Against

Favorite TV Show: House

Quotes: "theres nothing like a dream to create the future"

"In the end, its not the years in your life that count. Its life in years."

Famous Father Uncle: Clark Gillies, who helped lead the New York Islanders to four Stanley Cups.

BMR Scouting Report

As it turns out, the Central Scouting Bureau doesn't like our boy Colton too much. It's a pretty interesting disparity as compared to his ISS ranking of #12 overall. If you're looking for a tie breaker, TSN didn't place in him the top 15 of their Mock Draft. That's fine, since I'm perfectly alright with Gillies falling down the draft board to the Islanders. If his dad uncle won four cups with them, who says Colton can't? After all, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. OK, maybe he'll only win three Cups with the Isles.

Either way, what I do know is that he plays a style similar to his father uncle. He's a big guy who likes to throw his weight around, and is solid defensively. The scouts say that Gillies is going to need to bulk up, but what 18-year old doesn't? If this kid can improve offensively, watch out.


  1. Sorry to correct but he's the nephew of Clark Gillies, not the son of. :)

  2. D'oh! =(

    Thanks for the correction. =)