Providence College goaltender Jon Gillies won a national championship on Saturday night, and on Wednesday he joined the NHL’s Calgary Flames after signing an entry-level contract, according to WCSH television in Maine.
He will forego his final season of eligibility.
Gillies, who is from South Portland, Maine, has been the Friars’ starting goaltender for the past three seasons. In 108 career appearances, he’ll finish his collegiate career with 60 career wins.
Gillies has been one of the most consistent goaltenders in the country the last three seasons, posting save percentages of .931, .931 and .930. He was a third-round pick of the Flames (75th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
After Providence won the national title on Saturday, Gillies was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.