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Brian Gibbons (ice hockey, born 1988)

Brian Robert Gibbons (born February 26, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey winger who is currently under contract with the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has formerly played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators.

Brian Gibbons
Brian Gibbons - Columbus Blue Jackets.jpg
Gibbons in November 2014
Born (1988-02-26) February 26, 1988 (age 31)
Braintree, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Columbus Blue Jackets
New Jersey Devils
Anaheim Ducks
Ottawa Senators
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

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Playing careerEdit

 
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 the New Jersey Devils for the following 2017–18 season.[7] In the 2017–18 season, Gibbons made a return to the NHL in surprisingly making the Devils opening night roster. In using his speed and high intensity, Gibbons made an impression with the Devils, scoring career highs with 12 goals, 14 assists and 26 points in 59 games.

On July 2, 2018, Gibbons was signed to a one-year, $1 million contract by the Anaheim Ducks.[8] In the 2018–19 season, he recorded two goals and five points in 44 games for Ducks before he was placed on waivers on February 15, 2019.[9] Unable to replicate his previous offensive totals Gibbons was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls, however, before reporting he was traded by the Ducks at the trade deadline to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Patrick Sieloff on February 25, 2019.[10] Gibbons made an instant impact with the cellar-dwelling Senators, recording 6 goals and 14 points in 20 games to end the regular season.

On July 4, 2019, Gibbons signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way $725,000 contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
2017–18 New Jersey Devils NHL 59 12 14 26 20 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Anaheim Ducks NHL 44 2 3 5 16
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 20 6 8 14 4
NHL totals 189 25 42 67 54 10 2 1 3 2
Medal record
Representing   United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2018 Denmark

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2018 United States WC   7 0 0 0 2
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 2

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Penguins Sign Forward Brian Gibbons – Pittsburgh Penguins – News". Pittsburgh Penguins. April 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins". National Hockey League. November 18, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Penguins beat Senators, 2–1, in overtime". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Blue Jackets sign center Brian Gibbons to one-year deal". Columbus Blue Jackets. July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Brian Gibbons". New York Rangers. July 1, 2015. Archived from the original on July 3, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  6. ^ New Jersey Devils (September 15, 2016). "Gibbons agree to PTO with Devils". Twitter. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Devils sign forward Brian Gibbons to one-year, two-way contract". New Jersey Devils. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ducks sign six in free agency". Anaheim Ducks. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Brian Gibbons clears waivers". prohockeyrumours.com. February 16, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "Sens acquire Gibbons from Ducks". The Sports Network. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Canes sign Brian Gibbons to one-year, two-way deal". Carolina Hurricanes. July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Teams". eliteprospects.com. May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  13. ^ "2013–14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved May 19, 2014.

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