Brian Gibbons (ice hockey, born 1988)

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Brian Gibbons
Brian Gibbons - Columbus Blue Jackets.jpg
Gibbons in November 2014.
Born (1988-02-26) February 26, 1988 (age 29)
Braintree, Massachusetts, 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
New Jersey Devils
Pittsburgh Penguins
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Brian Robert Gibbons (born February 26, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey Winger who is currently playing under contract to the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League (NHL). He has formerly played with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Playing career[edit]

Gibbons in December 2013.

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 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 Määttä 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]

On July 1, 2015, Gibbons signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers.[5] He was assigned by the Rangers to AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, for the duration of the 2015–16 season, compiling 23 points in 63 games.

Unable to feature with the Rangers, Gibbons left as a free agent in the off-season. Unable to secure an NHL contract, he signed a Professional Try-out deal to attend training camp with the New Jersey Devils on September 15, 2016.[6] He later signed a one-year AHL deal with affiliate, the Albany Devils on October 4, 2016.

On July 1, 2017, Gibbons after a successful tenure in the AHL, finally was offered and agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with New Jersey Devils for the following 2017–18 season.[7]

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
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 26 3 8 11 14
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 25 0 5 5 8
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 63 6 17 23 30
2016–17 Albany Devils AHL 72 16 20 36 38 4 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 66 5 17 22 14 8 2 1 3 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East First Team 2009–10 [8]
All-Hockey East Second Team 2010–11
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2011 [9]

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. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Brian Gibbons". New York Rangers. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  6. ^ New Jersey Devils (2016-09-15). "Gibbons agree to PTO with Devils". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Devils sign forward Brian Gibbons to one-year, two-way contract". New Jersey Devils. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  8. ^ "NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Teams". eliteprospects.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  9. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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