John Gibson

Jason Banks

2017-01-04

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John Gibson, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 216

Born: 1993-07-14

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Drafted: 2011 by Anaheim Ducks, 39th Overall

 

Observations:

 

January 2017 – In the off season the Ducks made a bold move trading Freddy Andersen to the Maple Leafs and acquiring only a veteran project to backup the American stud netminder. The sky is the limit with Gibson and should eventually become a top-5 goalie to own in fantasy hockey (currently ranked 17th on Dobber’s Goalie Rankings, and should be cusping the top 10 by next season). He is no longer a prospect, he is here now, to stay. Jason Banks

 

January 2016 – Gibson has been selected to his first NHL all-star game, along with Ducks' winger Corey Perry. The news was quite shocking to Gibson, as it was to many others around the league. This honor should provide the rookie netminder an extra boost of confidence after beginning the year with the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim's AHL affiliate. Bryan Puffer

 

January 2016 – Gibson has officially been named rookie of the month for December, racking up an impressive a 5-3-1 record, 1.62 GAA, .929 SV%, and three shutouts. The Ducks will need the young netminder to continue trending in this direction if they want to work their way up in the standings. Bryan Puffer

 

December 2015 – The Ducks recently placed goalie Anton Khudobin on waivers, giving the appearance that Gibson has now earned the right to stay with Anaheim for the foreseeable future.  The netminder is going to be a restricted free agent at the end of this season, and the Ducks need to decide if he is going to be their goalie of the future. Gibson had a slight hiccup against the Carolina Hurricanes on December 11, giving up three goals on the 17 shots he faced, before being yanked after the second period.  Nonetheless, the future of Gibson playing in the Ducks organization seems to be making a turn for the better after a turbulent first few years with Anaheim. Bryan Puffer

 

December 2015- John Gibson was named the NHL's first star of the week (ending Dec. 6) and posted a 3-1-0 record with a 0.76 goals-against average in that span. Bryan Puffer

 

November 2015 – John Gibson is making a strong case for an increase in playing time for the Anaheim Ducks.  The 4-0 shutout on November 30 leaves him with a 2-1-1 record on the season, 1.82 GAA, and a .936 save percentage. Frederik Andersen, who has been out with an illness should be returning to the Ducks lineup this week, which will leave the Ducks with a decision to make on whether or not to keep Gibson with the big club or send him back to San Diego for more frequent starts. Anaheim is looking to creep back into playoff contention after a slow start to the season, so if Gibson continues to flourish as the starter they may be forced to keep both him and Andersen with the Ducks. Bryan Puffer

 

April 2015 – Heading into the playoffs, John Gibson is still out with an upper-body injury. As it looks now, Andersen will start as the number one for game one against the Winnipeg Jets. Leading into the playoffs, Gibson and Andersen have been trading starts. Gibson ended the year off with a modest 13-8 record with a 2.60 GAA and a 0.914 SV%. He was slated to take over top position in the Anaheim goaltending rotation this season, but injuries and inconsistency prevented that this season. Hopefully he'll be able to make an impact for a deep Anaheim playoff run.