New York Islanders
Trevor played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with both the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and New York Islanders. Well known for his aggressive style of play he racked up 261 penalty minutes in 57 games.
Undrafted, he played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League. In 1999–2000 Gillies made his professional debut with the Mississippi Sea Wolves in the East Coast Hockey League. He played in the East Coast Hockey League and the American Hockey League for five years before signing an NHL contract with the New York Rangers on July 20, 2004.
Prior to the 2005–06 season and in his second year with the Rangers affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Gillies was traded from the Rangers to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Steve Rucchin and played in one NHL game for the Ducks, recording 21 penalty minutes in 2 minutes, 40 seconds of ice time.
On July 2, 2007, Trevor was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract. He never played a regular season game with the Hurricanes, as he was assigned to the Albany River Rats. On September 14, 2009, he signed with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL for the 2009–10 season. After 18 games with the Tigers and accumulating 123 penalty minutes, he was signed by the New York Islanders on January 28, 2010. On March 14, 2010, Trevor scored his first NHL point, when he assisted on a Tim Jackman goal in a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Trevor re-signed with the Islanders on a one-year contract through to the end of the 2010–2011 season on April 15, 2010.
On June 19, 2012, he opted to forgo North American free agency and signed a one-year contract to play with Vityaz Chekhov of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League. On August 28, 2013, he signed a contract with Helsinki IFK in the Finnish SM-Liiga for the 2013–14 season. During his time on HIFK he played three Finnish Liiga matches and four European Trophy matches. On September 18, 2015, hecontinued his career by signing a one-year ECHL contract with the South Carolina Stingrays. On August 28, 2018, he announced his retirement from professional hockey.
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