Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has signed goaltender Mitch Gillam to a professional tryout contract.
Gillam, 25, 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.