NEWS
04/09/2017 13:40 EDT | Updated 04/12/2017 14:27 EDT

Calgary Flames recall goalie Jon Gillies from AHL's Stockton Heat

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames recalled goaltender Jon Gillies from the American Hockey League on Sunday on an emergency basis.

Gillies, Calgary's third round pick (75th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, made his NHL debut for the Flames on Thursday and earned the win with a 27-save performance. 

He has also played 39 games for the AHL's Stockton Heat in his second professional season and has an 18-14-1 record with a shutout, a 2.93 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage.

The 23-year-old leads the Heat goalies in games played and wins as the club is currently in the fourth playoff spot in the AHL's Pacific Division with four games remaining.

Earlier Sunday, the Flames assigned defenceman Rasmus Andersson and goaltender David Rittich to Stockton.

Andersson, Calgary's second-round pick (53rd overall) in the 2015 draft, made his debut for the Flames on Saturday night and had four hits in 18:33 of ice time.

He's also played 50 games for the Heat in his first pro season with three goals, 19 assists and 36 penalty minutes.

Rittich, a free agent signed by the Flames on June 13, 2016, also made his first NHL appearance on Saturday and made nine saves in the third period.

He has played 28 games for Stockton this season and has a 14-11-1 record including the second-most shutouts in the AHL (five) and he ranks in the top-10 in the league in goals against average (2.30) and save percentage (.921).