Whitehall's John Gibson Signs with NHL's Anaheim Ducks
Gibson graduated from St. Gabriel's and played freshman ice hockey at Baldwin High School.
The NHL's Anaheim Ducks have signed Whitehall Borough native and former Baldwin High School freshman goalkeeper John Gibson to a three-year entry-level contract, according to the Ducks' website. No financial terms of the deal have been disclosed.
Gibson was selected by the Ducks in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Still just 18 years old, the one-time St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School student, who had originally planned to enroll at the University of Michigan this school year, now plays for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.
With Kitchener, he has posted a .926 save percentage, tied for the league's best, and his goals against average is at 2.81. He has a 20-10 record.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound netminder helped Team USA to win a gold medal at the 2011 world under-18 championships by posting back-to-back overtime wins against Canada and Sweden. Gibson was named as the best goaltender of that tournament.
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