8/18/16 | 10:40AM: The Rangers have confirmed the signing.
Jeff Gorton, on the Jimmy Vesey conference call, said the following about Gilmour "I think that it's a little under the radar with Jimmy obviously but we really like his skating, he can really shoot the puck. He has won, a nice character guy and our scouts see some really good things in him and we look forward to seeing him in training camp. It's probably not getting the same kind of coverage but we are excited to get John."
8/17/16 | 2:42PM: According to Mark Divver, the Rangers have signed Providence College defenseman John Gilmour.
Gilmour was a 7th round pick of the Flames in 2013.
He is 6-0, 180 pounds.
The Hockey News says that the one question about him is size but the league is seeing more players like Jared Spurgeon and Ryan Ellis play regularly.
From the Rangers release:
Gilmour, 23, skated in 34 games with Providence College this past season, registering nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points, along with a plus-three rating and 18 penalty minutes. He established collegiate career-highs in several categories in 2015-16, including goals, assists, and points, and he tied his collegiate career-high in plus/minus rating. Gilmour ranked fifth among NCAA defensemen in power play points (16), tied for fifth among NCAA defensemen in power play assists (12), and tied for eighth among NCAA defensemen in goals and power play goals (four) during the past season. In addition, he recorded 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) against Hockey East opponents in 2015-16, helping Providence post a 16-3-3 record in intra-conference games.
The 6-0, 190-pounder skated in 141 career collegiate games over four seasons with Providence College (2012-13 - 2015-16), registering 22 goals and 43 assists for 65 points, along with a plus-eight rating and 85 penalty minutes. Gilmour helped Providence win the National Championship in 2014-15. In addition, Providence posted an 81-42-18 record in the games which Gilmour played during his collegiate career. Gilmour registered a plus/minus rating of even or better in each of his four seasons with Providence.