If you know the name, Trevor Gillies, then you probably instantly think "handlebars".
While in the NHL with the New York Islanders, Gillies was famous for his thick, black handlebar moustache.
Trevor was also famous for his willingness to get involved in the rough stuff.
Gillies worked his way from juniors in the OHL, to the ECHL, to the AHL, and then to the NHL, because of his left hand and how he took care of his teammates.
He rarely said no to a fight, and always had a clear understanding of who he was as a player and what made him valuable to the team on and off the ice.
The career arc of Gillies is one you rarely see.
After he made the NHL and stayed as a regular for over 2 seasons, Gilly worked his way back down the AHL, and all the way back to where he began in the East Coast league.
Trevor Gillies played and fought because he loved it.
He wouldn't listen to people telling him what he couldn't do. He always went all in and bet on himself.
You are going to like my conversation with Trevor Gillies! Enjoy!