Hillier signs first NHL contract with Rangers
Forward scored 34 goals during 2007-08 QMJHL season
Hillier recorded a career-high, seven-game scoring streak from March 1 at Moncton to March 16 at St. John, collecting six goals and six assists for 12 points over the span. He also registered two hat tricks this season, on January 12th vs. Shawinigan and March 8th vs. Moncton. In addition, he has recorded four goals and five assists in six playoff contests for Halifax this season.
The 6-1, 190-pound forward has skated in 208 career QMJHL games with the Halifax Mooseheads, recording 85 goals and 103 assists for 188 points, along with 210 penalty minutes. Last season, Hillier established a career-high in penalty minutes (79), while finishing second on the team in goals (32) and tied for second in points (59).
Additionally, he has appeared in 36 playoff games with Halifax, registering nine goals and 15 assists for 24 points, along with 44 penalty minutes.
The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia was the Rangers’ third round choice, 84th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.