ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced that they have acquired left wing Trevor Gillies, who began his career in the ECHL, and a conditional draft pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for center Steve Rucchin. The San Diego Gulls are the ECHL affiliate of the Mighty Ducks.
In his rookie season in 1999-2000, Gillies had 202 penalty minutes and six assists in 53 games with Mississippi of the ECHL and 38 penalty minutes in eight games with Lowell of the American Hockey League. The 6-3 and 220-pound Gillies has played in the ECHL with Mississippi, Greensboro, Augusta, Richmond and Peoria from 1999-2003, accumulating 1,025 penalty minutes while scoring 16 points (1g-15a) in 210 games.
The 26-year-old Gillies led Hartford of the American Hockey League in 2004-05 with 277 penalty minutes while also recording two assists in 49 games. The 6-3 and 210-pound Gillies has six points (2g-4a) and 745 penalty minutes in 148 career AHL games.
The Charlotte Checkers recently announced that they have agreed to terms with Nathan Gillies, who is the younger brother of Trevor Gillies. Charlotte is the ECHL affiliate of Hartford and the Rangers.