In the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, in the fourth round, General Manager Chuck Fletcher made one of the greatest name-drafts in NHL History. At 98 overall, he took forward Adam Gilmour.
Gilmour, forever to be known (against his will or otherwise) as "Happy," is and was a 6'4" 192-pound forward. Gilmour plays center and right wing, and at 22 years old, is on the docket to be knocking on the NHL door in the next few years.
One of several prospects for the Wild to come through Boston College, Gilmour has been in Massachusetts since birth; he was born in Hanover. Over his three seasons in Boston, Gilmour played 119 games, netting a total of 73 points (28 goals and 45 assists), with only 48 penalty minutes. At the end of last season, Gilmour moved to the AHL and played in two games for the Iowa Wild, but scored no points.
Gilmour dropped out of the Top 25 Under 25 last year, after being ranked 25th in 2014. Gilmour has signed a 2-year Entry-Level Contract with the Wild, and will play the full season in Iowa unless something catastrophic happens to the Wild. His size and experience at center makes him a good prospect for the NHL and the Wild in particular, but he is behind several prospects including Boston teammate Alex Tuch.
Hockey's Future says of Adam:
Gilmour is a relatively well-rounded player with good size and skating, After skating in a lower line role and providing supplementary scoring for Boston College in his freshman season, he is among the Eagles leading scorers as a sophomore. More of a playmaker than a pure goal scorer he plays a responsible game in all three zones and has the prototypical stature of an effective two-way forward. He should continue to develop while at Boston College.