Brian Gibbons (ice hockey, born 1988)

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Not to be confused with Brian Gibbons (ice hockey, born 1947).
Brian Gibbons
Brian Gibbons 2013-12-21.JPG
Gibbons skating with the Pittsburgh Penguins in December 2013.
Born (1988-02-26) February 26, 1988 (age 26)
Braintree, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg; 11 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Brian Robert Gibbons (born February 26, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey Right Wing who is currently a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Gibbons attended the Boston College where he played four seasons with the Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team which competes in NCAA's Division I in the Hockey East conference.

On April 4, 2011 Gibbons signed a two year, entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins worth $1.8 million at the NHL level.[1]

In the 2013–14 season, Gibbons was received his first recall by Pittsburgh and scored his first NHL goal in his debut game on his first shot on November 18, 2013, against Viktor Fasth of the Anaheim Ducks.[2] He scored his first power play goal on February 3, 2014, off a deflection from Olli Maatta against Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators.[3]

On July 4, 2014, Gibbons left the Penguins organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Boston College HE 43 13 22 35 32
2008–09 Boston College HE 36 9 19 28 52
2009–10 Boston College HE 42 16 34 50 78
2010–11 Boston College HE 39 18 33 51 79
2011–12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 70 11 19 30 26 9 0 0 0 8
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 70 8 22 30 34 15 3 5 8 22
2013–14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 28 11 19 30 43 10 1 2 3 18
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 5 12 17 6 8 2 1 3 2
NHL totals 41 5 12 17 6 8 2 1 3 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East First Team 2009–10 [5]
All-Hockey East Second Team 2010–11
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2011 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penguins Sign Forward Brian Gibbons - Pittsburgh Penguins - News". Pittsburgh Penguins. April 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins". National Hockey League. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Penguins beat Senators, 2-1, in overtime". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Blue Jackets sign center Brian Gibbons to one-year deal". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2014-07-04. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  5. ^ "NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Teams". eliteprospects.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  6. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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