He was often heralded as the goaltender of the future by both fans, media and I’m sure even the team. However, the time has come for the Flames organization to move on from Jon Gillies. The former 3rd round pick from 2012 saw his numbers decrease last year in Stockton, albeit on a weaker team than in prior years. While he did end the season on a strong note, the progression that had been hoped for still wasn’t there.
The Flames clearly wanted Gillies to bet on himself during the summer of 2018 by offering to make the second year of his contract into a one-way deal, meaning he’s getting paid the same cap hit at the NHL or AHL level.