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John Gibson



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Acquired by the Kitchener Rangers in the 11th round in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.

Gibson plays with confidence and has the unique ability to control his rebounds. His combination of size and athleticism allows him to cover a large part of the net with relative ease.

The 6'3 goalie was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round in the 2011 NHL Draft. Gibson signed with the Ducks in March 2012.

Gibson was ranked second best shootout goalie in the 2011-12 Western Conference Coaches Poll.

During the 2011-12 season, Gibson held an impressive 2.75 Goals Against Average and led the league in Save Percentage with an average of 0.928. He was awarded the Charles Chalkin Memorial Trophy as the Rangers' Best Performer in the 2012 Playoffs, after backstopping the team to the Western Conference Final.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Gibson represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. In January, Gibson was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship after backstopping the United States to a gold medal, the nation’s first since 2010. He was also named Top Goaltender by the tournament Directorate and was selected by the media as the goalie for the All-Star team. He is the first netminder to be selected as MVP since Canadian and Rangers Alumnus Steve Mason earned the honour in 2008.

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