Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has released goaltender Mitch Gillam from his professional tryout contract.
Gillam, 25, did not play in the game on Wednesday night against the Hartford Wolf Pack. The netminder has appeared in 17 ECHL games this season with the Worcester Railers posting a record of 7-9-0, a save percentage of .902, a 2.68 goals against average and two shutouts.
The Peterborough, Ontario native is playing in his first professional season out of Cornell University. Last season, he amassed a record of 21-8-5, a .917 save percentage and a 2.25 goals against average. Gillam was named to the NCAA All-Ivy League Second Team last season and following the 2014-15 season.
The 2018 AHL All-Star Classic will be hosted at the newly renovated Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The two-day event includes the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 28, followed by the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday, January 29 and the 2018 AHL All-Star Challenge later that evening. The Skills Competition and the All-Star Challenge will take place in downtown Utica; all other events during the All-Star Classic will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. For tickets to the two-day event, visit empirestatetix.com.