(July 19, 2021) Halifax, NS – The Halifax Thunderbirds announced today that the team has re-signed veteran transition player Brad Gillies to a one-year contract.
“I can’t wait to be back in Halifax,” said Gillies. “The momentum as a team and organization from last year makes it a really exciting thing to be a part of. I am excited to see what the future holds.”
Gillies will be entering his sixth season in the National Lacrosse League and with the franchise. In 2019-2020, Gillies saw action in 11 games, scoring two goals, adding three assists, and collecting 34 loose balls.
“ Not only an unbelievable player and teammate, but also one of my best friends, Brad has been a staple of this organizations back end since I came into the league,” said teammate, Jake Withers. “Brad’s not only one of the most sound players in the floor, but also one of the best locker room guys on our team”
In his career, Gillies has played in 70 games, scoring 24 goals, adding 31 assists, and scooping up 301 loose balls.
Prior to the National Lacrosse League, Gillies attended RIT where he excelled both on and off the field. He was named a 2015 USILA Scholar All-American and an Honorable Mention Division III All-American. Gillies finished his college career with 27 goals, 70 assists and 97 points in 83 games from 2012-15.
The Thunderbirds return to Scotiabank Centre for #UnfinishedBusiness on Dec. 4, 2021 to take on the Saskatchewan Rush. Season tickets to watch championship-caliber professional lacrosse in Nova Scotia are on sale at HalifaxThunderbirds.com or by calling or texting 902-334-2333.