John Gibson (ice hockey, born 1993)
July 14, 1993 |
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team||Anaheim Ducks|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||39th overall, 2011
|Competitor for United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
Gibson was ranked first among North American goaltenders in both Central Scoutings' preliminary and midterm rankings for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and was drafted 39th overall by the Anaheim Ducks.
When he was playing for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, he was committed to play for the University of Michigan team which competes in NCAA's Division I in the Big Ten Conference, but, on July 27, 2011, he opted out of his agreement to Michigan to play for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.
Gibson was selected to represent the United States in the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He was the team's primary goaltender throughout the championship, registering a 95.54% save percentage and a 1.36 goals against average in seven games for the gold medal winners. His save percentage led all goaltenders in the tournament and he was named as the tournament's best goalkeeper. He was also named to the tournament All Star team as well as the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Gibson also won a bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, posting a 1.56 goals-against average and .951 save percentage.
On April 7, 2014, aged 20 years and 297 days, Gibson made his first NHL start for the Anaheim Ducks following an injury to goaltender Frederik Andersen. Making 18 saves for a shutout, Gibson earned his first NHL win, a 3–0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. In doing so Gibson became the youngest NHL goalie to record a shutout in his NHL debut since Buffalo goalie Daren Puppa (20 years, 223 days) in the 1985–86 season.
Gibson made his NHL playoff debut with the Anaheim Ducks in game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinal against the Los Angeles Kings. Gibson registered a shutout on 28 shots and was named first star of the game on May 10, 2014. Jonas Hiller, whom Gibson started over, was the last goalie before Gibson to record a shutout in his NHL playoff debut.
Regular season and playoffs
|2009–10||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||18||7||9||0||1023||63||0||3.69||.905||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||17||9||4||3||983||39||1||2.38||.926||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|2011 IIHF World U18 Championships First Team All-Star||2011|
|Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year (awarded by USA Hockey)||2011|
|2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Most Valuable Player||2013|
|2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Best Goaltender||2013|
|2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships All-Star||2013|
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