John Gilmour

by olafson1393 on June 12, 2018

 

John Gilmour, D

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 181

Born: 1993-05-17

Hometown:  Montreal, QC

Drafted: 2014 by Calgary, 198th overall – Signed as a Free Agent with New York Rangers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2018 – The Providence Friar alumnus became yet another of the Rangers’ bridge players to be featured on the NHL squad through the inaugural season of the team’s rebuild. At 25-years-young, its tough to see Gilmour ever becoming a core piece of the future Rangers squad, however, his late-bloomer type of development curve could prove to be a valuable asset throughout the team’s transition all while auditioning himself around the league for a second pro contract. His short term value is relatively low in terms of fantasy, as is his long term value. For one-year leagues that dig into the depths of the NHL, he could be a valuable sleeper, otherwise we really haven’t seen enough to count on consistent production across the scoresheet for Gilmour. Brayden Olafson
 

June 2017 – Gilmour skated his first full pro season in 2016/17 with the Hartford Wolf Pack. In 76 AHL games, the offensive-minded defenseman scored six goals and added 19 assists for an overall production of 0.33 points per game. He led all Hartford rookies in points and was second on the team in shots on goal for a defenseman with 110.  Conversely, on the defensive side of the puck, Gilmour was an AHL-worst minus-39 on the last-place Wolf Pack. Expect Gilmour to spend 2017/18 in Hartford, where he will need to focus on improving his defensive game. Geoff Kent

August 2016 – Often overlooked in the Jimmy Vesey saga was the New York Rangers’ addition of free agent defenseman John Gilmour. Gilmour, who was a part of the NCAA-Tournament-winning Providence Friars team two years ago, recorded career highs in goals (nine), assists (14), and points (23) last year. He went unsigned by the Calgary Flames and became a free agent on August 15th. Gilmour will almost certainly join a packed Hartford Wolf Pack defense with little openings.

Gilmour, while slight in stature for a professional hockey player, boasts incredible skating ability and high offensive hockey sense. He has slick puck moving abilities and owns a deceptive release. The only knocks on his game are his size and overall upside. His defensive zone play could use some refinement as well. Look for him to have a modest first professional season. Dylan Finan

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: D+

An older prospect defenseman with puck-moving abilities but on a short leash. The time for him to make an impact is now.

 

 

Footage:

Here are his skating and offensive instincts on display:

 

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