Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Gillis
Left-winger Mike Gillis played parts of six NHL seasons with the Colorado Rockies and Boston Bruins in the 70s and 80s. He was a decent role player but more was expected of him coming out of junior.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Gillis was an outstanding two-way worker for the OHA's Kingston Canadians. He was chosen fifth overall by the Colorado Rockies in 1978 and was a utility player for three years on the club while spending periods of time in the minors. In February, 1981 the Rockies gave up on Gillis and shipped him to the Boston Bruins for Bob Miller. He played solid defensive hockey for his new team and helped them reach the semifinals in 1983. He was far from an impact player and was relegated to the AHL for much of his last two seasons before he retired in 1984.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 64 16 45 61 34 7 1 2 3 11
1976-77 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 4 2 2 4 4
1977-78 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 43 21 46 67 86 5 3 12 15 0
1978-79 Colorado Rockies NHL 30 1 7 8 6 -18
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1979-80 Colorado Rockies NHL 40 4 5 9 22 -18
1979-80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 29 9 13 22 43
1980-81 Colorado Rockies NHL 51 11 7 18 54 -21
1980-81 Boston Bruins NHL 17 2 4 6 15 -2 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Boston Bruins NHL 53 9 8 17 54 +10 11 1 2 3 6
1982-83 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 1 1 0 +1 12 1 3 4 2
1982-83 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 74 32 81 113 33
1983-84 Boston Bruins NHL 50 6 11 17 35 -7 3 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 26 8 21 29 13
NHL Totals 246 33 43 76 186 27 2 5 7 10


Brother of Paul Missed majority of 1976-77 recovering from leg injury vs. Sudbury (OMJHL), October 1, 1976. Claimed by Colorado as a fill-in during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Boston by Colorado for Bob Miller, February 18, 1981.