John Gibson(43) Anaheim Ducks

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Anaheim Ducks‘ 2nd round pick in the 2o11 draft (#39 overall) goaltender John Gibson(43) got the ultimate call-up in his young career when he was chosen to be the starting net minder for Team USA at the IIHF World Championships.

He helped backstop the team to a bronze medal, their first ranking in almost ten years at the competition.

After participating in two NHL training camps, including the shortened 2013 camp, the still only 19-year old was sent back to rejoin his junior club Kitchener Rangers.

Signed to a three-year entry level deal at the end of the 2012 season, the parent club elected to wait and used a first year slide based on his age.

The sizable 6’3″ 209 lbs. backstop is highly touted in a Ducks‘ system that is already very deep at the goalie position but he already looks to be capable to stealing a job in his first year with the team.

If that doesn’t happen, he’ll likely shoulder a lot of the playing time with AHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals, a team he joined briefly, appearing in one game before their 2012/2013 season concluded.


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