The 22-year-old Gillies, a first-round draft pick in 2007, had two assists and 10 penalty minutes in 37 games with Minnesota this season. He has three goals, seven assists and 30 penalty minutes in 89 career games with the Wild.
Last season, he had 11 goals and 15 assists in 64 games for Houston in the American Hockey League affiliate.
He played four seasons with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League and also scored a goal in seven games to help Canada win the gold medal in the 2008 world junior championships. Another useless move by Howson this guy only has 2 points,but this is what Howson does he has no idea how to build a hockey team.