Blues sign former Flames goalie Jon Gillies to one-year, two-way deal

The Blues signed goaltender Jon Gillies to a one-year, two-way deal on Friday.
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ST. LOUIS — The Blues made their first free agent signing of the offseason on Friday afternoon, announcing that they’ve agreed to terms with goaltender Jon Gillies on a one-year, two-way deal.

Gillies helps replenish the goaltending depth lost when the Blues traded Jake Allen to the Canadiens last month. The 26-year-old is likely to begin the season third on the Blues’ depth chart behind Jordan Binnington and rookie Ville Husso, who will be on a one-way deal for the first time.

Gillies, a Providence College alum who stands 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, has played in 12 NHL games over two seasons with the Calgary Flames, with his most recent action coming in 2017-18. He’s started 10 of those games and has a 4-5-1 record, posting a 2.71 goals-against average with a .903 save percentage.

Gillies spent last season with the Flames’ AHL affiliate in Stockton, going 14-10-4 with a 2.69 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 30 games.