John Gibson Named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

ANAHEIM, CA – Ducks goalie John Gibson was named the NHL’s Third Star for the week ending Jan. 24, going 2-0-1 with a 1.33 goals-against average, .960 save percentage and one shutout to help the Ducks (2-2-2, 6 points) collect points in three of their four outings (2-1-1).

He earned his 20th career shutout with 34 saves in a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild Jan. 18. Gibson then started each of Anaheim’s two games against the Colorado Avalanche, making 29 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss Jan. 22 and 32 stops in a 3-1 triumph Jan. 24. The 27-year-old Pittsburgh native has appeared in 292 career NHL games, compiling a 141-104-35 record (2.52 GAA, .919 SV%).

 

John Gibson Named to 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend

ANAHEIM, CA – The National Hockey League (NHL) has named goaltender John Gibsonto the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, taking place in San Jose from January 24-27. Gibson will make his second career All-Star appearance following his All-Star debut in 2016 in Nashville. Gibson will become the first Anaheim goaltender to appear in multiple All-Star Games.

Gibson, 25 (7/14/93), currently co-leads the NHL in saves (991). He has a 15-11-6 record with a .924 save percentage (SV%) and a 2.59 goals-against average (GAA) in 34 games. In one-goal games this season, Gibson is 10-0-6 with a .940 SV%. He collected his 100th career NHL win in Anaheim’s 4-3 victory on November 21, 2018 vs. Vancouver to become the fourth Ducks goaltender to reach the milestone, joining Jean-Sebastien Giguere (206), Guy Hebert (173) and Jonas Hiller (162). He also became the fastest to 100 wins with Anaheim (196 games), besting Hiller (214 games), Giguere (248) and Hebert (254).

John Gibson signs eight-year contract extension with Ducks

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.

Ducks’ John Gibson Named March’s NHL 3rd Star of the Month

ANAHEIM, CA –

Forwards Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson were named the NHL’s three stars for March on Sunday.

McDavid was named the first star after leading the NHL with 13 goals and 28 points in 16 games and helping Edmonton to a 7-7-2 record. McDavid registered a point or more in 13 of the Oilers’ 16 games.

Marchand was the second start after registering 10 goals and 16 assists in 15 games as Boston went 11-2-3 over that span. He also had the winning goal in three straight games (March 3-8).

Gibson was the third star after going 9-3-1 with a 2.15 goals-against average and .931 save percentage with three shutouts in 13 appearances. Anaheim posted a 9-4-1 record in March.

John Gibson has Healthy Outlook on Eve of Season Opener

ANAHEIM, CA –

Two definitive outcomes were at stake when the Ducks headed into Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against Nashville at an amped-up, yellow-clad Bridgestone Arena. There was no ambiguity. Nothing left inconclusive.

Win and have the right to play for the Stanley Cup. Lose and the season is over in a blink, another Cup dream dashed. This is the kind of game John Gibson wants on his shoulders. To have everything you work for on the line and the pressure that comes with that.

And yet when Gibson went through that Monday morning in a city bent on having a high-wattage celebration, the Ducks’ goalie was faced with a decision that wasn’t so clear. A decision he wished he didn’t have to make but was forced to when his body wouldn’t cooperate.

As a tender hamstring that forced him out of Game 5 continued to bark at him, Gibson was left with a choice. Playing at all costs might look heroic but what if that backfired and cost the team?