John Gibson signs eight-year contract extension with Ducks

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John Gibson signs eight-year contract extension with Ducks

August 4, 2018 5:44 pm

ANAHEIM, CA – John Gibson signed an eight-year contract extension worth $6.4 million per season with the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. 

The 25-year-old goaltender has one year remaining on a three-year contract extension he signed on Sept. 21, 2015 and could have become a restricted free agent after this season. His new extension will take effect next season and go through the 2026-27 NHL season.

“I’m excited to be a part of this organization for the long term,” Gibson said. “Staying with the Ducks was always my preference, and I couldn’t be happier. Living in the Orange County community with the great support of our fans, I can’t think of a better place to play. It’s great to be a part of the future of this team moving forward and hopefully bring a Stanley Cup back to Anaheim.”

Gibson’s .923 career save percentage is the highest among goaltenders to appear in at least 150 NHL games since 1955-56 (when shots on goal became an official NHL statistic), ahead of Hockey Hall of Famers Ken Dryden (.922) and Dominik Hasek (.922), as well as Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.

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