Christopher Gibson

New York Islanders
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Fantasy Summary

Gibson chases the game far too often. He sacrifices his technique to rely on athleticism and reflex as he struggles to track pucks and get square.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country FIN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 27, 1992
Height 6‘1”
Weight 188 lbs
Drafted 2011 Round 2; Overall: 49

Observations

March 2018 – Gibson made his first NHL appearance since April 10, 2016, (a relief appearance) when he started against Pittsburgh on March 3rd. Gibson faced 50 shots and lost in overtime 3-2. A little more of a hybrid style goalie than we’re used to seeing these days, the Finnish netminder performed admirably against an onslaught and on a team of goalies that are tough to hit with a puck some nights, this may earn Gibson another kick at the can. Worth being on the watchlist as a streamer for those who are in desperate goaltending situations. Michael Farkas

 

June 2017 – The only plus side to Christopher Gibson’s season was the fact that he didn’t lose a decision. Gibson went 6-0 in seven games played in 2016-17. Unfortunately, he was felled by a knee injury that ended his season. Already a long shot to be an NHL regular, the Finn will be a restricted free agent at the end of the month and it’s questionable as to whether the Islanders will qualify him at this point. Mike Farkas

 

February 2016 – Despite being only 23 years of age, The Finnish Gibson, has been well traveled in his pro Career. After being drafted by the Kings, the organization opted not to sign him when he was turning pro, so the Leafs scooped him up with a keen eye and the 2nd former Los Angeles goalie in the same short period, John Bernier being the other. After a pair of solid seasons for the Toronto Marlies, Gibson was dealt in a 5 prospect package for speedy winger Michael Grabner. The Islanders gained a rather stable and unspectacular minor league goalie, who really keeps his teams in games without stealing victories. He carries an average sized build, yet uses it very effectively and has a rather quiet style in the net with a standard ‘butterfly’ that provides text book ‘ice-sealing’ abilities. His puck controlling abilities have come a long way in a short time as he absorbs and controls rebounds rather effectively since his rookie pro season. He sometimes has problem moving the puck, but doesn’t adventure too far too often. Before the New Year came, Gibson was one of the top goaltenders in the AHL with a GAA at 1.99 and SV% of .928. His numbers have dropped off large in 2016, as his GAA is 3.82 and SV% of .877 since the turn, but still covers with a record of 3-3-2. He is capable to handle the NHL in a pinch as shown by his appearance in early January where he played in relief facing 17 shots from the dangerous Pittsburgh Penguins and only allowed a single goal. Questions will arise if he stays as a restricted free agent in the Islanders system beyond this season as the Islanders own a pair of high-flight European goalies that may get called across along with another decent NCAA goalie that still has a possible year to serve along with Stephan Williams already in Bridgeport, but I would expect him to be retained. If he is not kept, he will find another AHL job for a team needing a stable, maintenance free, NHL ready prospect. Jason Banks


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2007-2008 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 4 4.45 .888 |        
  Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 7 4.10 .882 |        
 2008-2009 Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAA SMHL 18 2.63 .894 | Playoffs 6 1.83 .926
  Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAA TCQ-W 3 2.00 .921 |        
  Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAA Telus Cup 5 3.00 .901 |        
 2009-2010 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 29 3.50 .884 | Playoffs 4 3.39 .871
  Finland U18 WJC-18 0 - - |        
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 1 5.91 - |        
 2010-2011 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 37 2.42 .920 | Playoffs 4 5.20 .865
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 6.51 .767 |        
 2011-2012 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 48 2.97 .893 | Playoffs 18 3.12 .903
  Finland U20 WJC-20 2 4.50 .865 |        
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 5 2.99 .920 |        
 2012-2013 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 41 3.08 .902 | Playoffs 6 3.87 .898
 2013-2014 Toronto Marlies AHL 12 2.44 .916 |        
  Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 20 3.16 .892 | Playoffs 2 1.95 .951
 2014-2015 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 0 - - |        
  Toronto Marlies AHL 45 2.42 .921 | Playoffs 4 3.90 .866
 2015-2016 New York Islanders NHL 4 3.40 .882 |        
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 42 2.70 .909 | Playoffs 1 6.15 .860
 2016-2017 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 7 2.52 .912 |        
 2017-2018 New York Islanders NHL 8 3.65 .908 |        
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 37 2.42 .906 |        
 2018-2019 New York Islanders NHL 2 1.50 .941 |        
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 40 2.84 .902 | Playoffs 4 1.91 .927
 2019-2020 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 8 2.23 .923 |        

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