Jon Gillies is taking his talents to Providence College next fall after announcing his decision to Future Considerations Monday.
Gillies’ decision comes four days after visiting Providence and five days after visiting the Quebec Remparts organization—another one of the front-runners for the six-foot-five goaltenders’ services.
“As a goalie [going to Providence] allows me more time to develop if needed,” Gillies said.
Gillies was originally slated to attend fellow Hockey East Northeastern, but after current starter Chris Rawlings decided to stay for his senior season, Northeastern and Gillies decided to go their separate ways in late April.
Providence played Northeastern three times last season—twice in Boston and once in Providence. Providence lost the first meeting at home and the two teams tied both games in Boston. While the colleges have yet to release their 2012-13 schedule, odds are the locations will be flipped for the upcoming season.
Gillies leaves the USHL after two seasons with the Indiana Ice. Gillies improved on his impressive freshman campaign in every statistical category posting a record of 31-11-9, three shutouts, a 2.77 GAA, and a .915 SV% in 53 games.
Gillies is ranked the sixth-best goaltending prospect available in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.