The Rangers reassigned Gilmour to AHL Hartford on Sunday. Gilmour played in five games for the Rangers down the stretch, finishing with zero points and a minus-3 rating. Gilmour will continue his development with AHL Hartford, which has four games remaining in the regular season and won't make the playoffs. The 25-year-old has 53 points through 66 games with the minor-league squad this season.
Gilmour was recalled from AHL Hartford on Monday. Gilmour set a Wolf Pack record this season, scoring 20 goals as a defenseman. With 53 points in 66 AHL games, the 25-year-old has been a top-level producer at the minor league level in 2018-19. He has yet to play an NHL game this year, but Gilmour did tally a pair of goals and five points in 28 games with New York in 2017-18.
Gilmour scored twice and added an assist in AHL Hartford's 4-3 overtime win over Binghamton on Wednesday. Gilmour's 20 goals are a new single-season franchise record for a Wolf Pack defenseman. His strong play has been the one constant for what has been arguably the worst team in the AHL this year. Gilmour's overall numbers are stellar (51 points in 64 games) and it's easy to see why he has been named an AHL All-Star each of the past two seasons. With impressive rookie defender Libor Hajek out for the season due to a shoulder injury and the Rangers in the thick of the #LoseForHughes race, the club would be wise to give Gilmour a look for the remainder of the year. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Gilmour won't struggle to find work if New York decides to move on.
Gilmour posted a goal and four assists to help lead AHL Hartford to a 6-5 overtime win over Lehigh Valley on Friday. Just 40 games into his third professional season, Gilmour has already set a new career high in both goals (11) and points (30). He was recently named an AHL All-Star for a second straight campaign and he has put himself in position for a recall to New York in the near future. Gilmour played the final 28 games of the 2017-18 season with the Rangers and he could be looking at a similar situation this time around. The 25-year-old has the smarts and mobility to stick as a third-pairing defender at the NHL level.
Gilmour signed a one-year contract with the Rangers on Monday. The 25-year-old blueliner played 28 games during his rookie 2017-18 campaign, scoring a pair of goals and five points in the process. He also notched 12 goals and 51 points in 120 games with AHL Hartford over the last two seasons. Gilmour will likely play in a bottom-pair role with limited fantasy upside in the 2018-19 season.
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