Gilmour Wins Fastest Skater Event

Wolf Pack's John Gilmour Wins AHL Skills Competition's Fastest Skater Event

Jan 29, 2018

(Photo by Lindsay Mogle/AHL)

Wolf Pack defenseman John Gilmour won the CCM Fastest Skater contest in Sunday’s 2018 AHL All-Star Skills Competition at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, NY.

Gilmour, competing for the Eastern Conference All-Stars, recorded a lap time of 13.663 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest mark in the history of the event.  Gilmour, a free-agent signee by the parent New York Rangers August 18, 2016, also took part in the Dunkin’ Donuts Breakaway Relay, which the Eastern Conference All-Stars won by a score of 8-3, and the Sher-Wood Puck Control Relay.

Gilmour, who leads Wolf Pack blueliners in points and assists with 6-19-25 in 41 games, will skate tonight for the Atlantic Division team in the 2018 AHL All-Star Challenge, a round-robin tournament among the league’s four divisions played at 3-on-3.  Start time is 7:00 PM, and the event will be telecast live on NHL Network and AHL Live (

The Wolf Pack are next in action this Friday night, February 2, when they travel to Providence to take on the Bruins.  Faceoff is 7:05 PM, and all of the action can be heard live on News Radio 1410 WPOP, and on-line at and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at

The next home game for the Wolf Pack is this Saturday, February 3, when they complete a home-and-home with the Bruins in a 7:00 contest.  The first 2,000 fans into the XL Center that night will receive a free Wolf Pack gym bag, presented by ProHealth Physicians.

Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2017-18 home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

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