https://www.japersrink.com/2018/6/23/17497018/nhl-draft-2018-washington-capitals-select-mitchell-gibson

Fantasy Summary

A goalie on the smaller side, who is athletic, well positioned and good at tracking the puck.


Observations

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September 2022 – Gibson will play his final season in the NCAA for Harvard returning as the starter for 2022-23. In 29 games he registered a 18-10-1 record and a 0.918 save percentage. He looks to be a solid starter in the future. Pat Quinn

 

January 2022 – Gibson’s long lay off from not being able to play thanks to the NCAA shut down has effected his numbers this season. He has only played in 10 games for Harvard in the NCAA and is sporting a 6-4-0 record with a 0.90 sv%. Harvard is not as strong as it would have been last season either. A lot of players on the team have come along slowly so Gibson’s numbers should improve over time. He will still have one more year at Harvard if he does not go pro, but the Capitals likely will prefer he waits as they have a lot of young goalies in the system as it is. Pat Quinn

 

May 2021 – Gibson was not able to get in any hockey games for the year as Harvard University elected to have its season cancelled in the NCAA. It is unkown how this will effect Gibson going forward, but hopefully it has no effect as goalies need games to develop when they are under 23, as they cannot just sit all year. Pat Quinn

 

March 2020 – Gibson posted superb numbers in his first NCAA season. In 23 games he posted a 2.61 goals against average, 0.916 save percentage, and 11 wins. Harvard was a middle of the pack team so these numbers are quite encouraging. The next step is for him to keep up strong numbers in the NCAA for 2020-2021. There may be a very bright future here. Pat Quinn

 

September 2019 – Drafted in 2018, Gibson is the newest addition to the Capitals goaltending system. He is still a ways away so there is no immediate threat to Vanecek or Samsonov. Drafted out of the NAHL, Gibson was one of the top goalies in that league, posting a 0.935 save percentage, and tied the league record with 11 shut outs in 43 games. He also was stellar in the playoffs posting a 0.950 sv% in eight games as he was a top goalie again. Then 2019 in the USHL happened. Gibson again played 43 games, but posted a 0.890 sv% in the higher league. To Gibson’s credit he played on one of the worse teams in the league. He will now play for Harvard University in the NCAA where he hopes to improve his numbers and development. Pat Quinn

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 15, 1999
Height 6‘1”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 4; Overall: 124

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Team Blue USA-S155 5.60 .841|      
  Owen J. Roberts High USHS-PA6 3.17 .884|      
  Philadelphia Flyers Elite 16UAAAAYHL 16U16 2.08 .915|      
  Philadelphia Flyers Elite 16UAAAUSPHL 16U27 1.44 .942|Playoffs4 3.30 .870
 2015-2016 Team Orange USA-S165 4.40 .882|      
  Philadelphia Jr. Flyers 18U AAAAYHL 18U10 1.40 .940|Playoffs1 3.00 .893
  Philadelphia Jr. Flyers 18U AAAT1EHL 18U15 2.04 .923|Playoffs2 2.48 .919
  Johnstown TomahawksNAHL1 7.00 .816|      
  Owen J. Roberts High USHS-PA0 - -|      
 2016-2017 Team Royal USA-S175 2.80 .883