27 December 1992 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
|NHL Draft||49th overall, 2011
Los Angeles Kings
Christopher Gibson (born 27 December 1992) is a Finnish ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Gibson was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round (49th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, although he never played for them, instead signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing in their minor league system before a trade sent Gibson to the Islanders. Gibson made his first-ever NHL start for the Islanders on 5 April 2016 against the Washington Capitals.
Born in Karkkila, Finland to Peter, an artist and kick boxer from St. Lucia, and a Finnish (Finland) mother, Ulla Nurse, Gibson was raised in Espoo, Finland. At age 15, Gibson moved to Saskatchewan to attend Notre Dame College in Wilcox, a school with a prestigious hockey program.
Gibson was ranked as the number one goaltender from the QMJHL heading into the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Selected at 49th overall by the Los Angeles Kings, Gibson was the first goaltender selected from the Canadian Hockey League in the 2011 draft. Unsigned by the Kings, he would re-enter the draft, but was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs instead.
On 2 January 2016, Gibson got his first taste of NHL action coming in relief for Thomas Greiss. Gibson allowed one goal from Patric Hornqvist, but made 16 saves. On 6 April 2016, Gibson got his first NHL start with the Islanders against the Washington Capitals. Gibson made 29 saves as the Islanders came back from a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3 in overtime. The win clinched the Islanders a spot in the 2016 playoffs.
On 15 August 2016, the Islanders re-signed Gibson to a one-year, two-way contract worth $660,000.
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
At age 17, Gibson represented Finland at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships in Belarus, winning the bronze medal. Gibson was selected to the Finnish national junior team for the 2012 World Junior Championships in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. Gibson turned 19 years old during the tournament.
|2008–09||Notre Dame Hounds||SMHL||18||16||1||0||1049||46||1||2.63||.894||6||6||0||360||11||1||1.83||.926|
|2013–14||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||20||8||9||2||1178||62||0||3.16||.892||2||1||1||123||4||0||1.94||.951|
|2015–16||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||42||19||11||6||2351||106||2||2.70||.909||1||0||1||59||6||0||6.15||.860|
|2015–16||New York Islanders||NHL||4||1||1||1||195||11||0||3.40||.882||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||7||6||0||0||380||16||0||2.52||.912||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|First All-Star Team||2011|||
- Gibson, Christopher - NHL.com - NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profiles
- "Gibson would be excited to get start against Canada". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "2009 CHL Import Draft: Round 1". leaguestats.com. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "Nugent-Hopkins Ascends Draft Rankings". Fox News. 11 April 2011.
- "Islanders acquire five players for Grabner". New York Islanders. 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
- "Granlund Bros. go to Alberta". IIHF.com. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "QMJHL announce All-Star Team". The Chronicle Herald. 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2011-04-07.