2013-14: Made his NHL debut with Anaheim, posting a 3-0-0 record with a 1.33 GAA and .954 SV% in three games…was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for Apr. 7-13 after making his first three career NHL starts…won his third straight start in Anaheim’s season finale, stopping 29-of-31 shots in a 3-2 OT victory on Apr. 13 vs. COL…stopped a career-high 36-of-38 shots to earn the second win of his NHL career, Apr. 9 vs. SJ…became the youngest NHL goalie (20 years, 297 days) since Buffalo's Darren Puppa (Nov. 1, 1985 @ EDM; 20 years, 223 days) to record a shutout in his NHL debut after stopping all 18 shots for a 3-0 win in his NHL debut, Apr. 7 @ VAN...was the first goalie to record a shutout in his NHL debut at any age since Al Montoya of the Phoenix Coyotes (Apr. 1, 2009 @ COL) and the first in franchise history to record a shutout in his Anaheim debut…began the season with Norfolk (AHL), going 21-17-4 with five shutouts, a 2.34 GAA and .919 SV%...was recalled by Anaheim on Apr. 6…at the time of his recall, Gibson ranked third among AHL goalies in GAA, seventh in SV%, second in shutouts and sixth in saves (1141)...among rookies goalies, led in GAA, was tied for first in shutouts, second in SV% and saves, and ranked fifth in wins (21)…was named the CCM/AHL goalie of the month in October after going 3-1-2 with a 1.44 GAA and .953 SV% in six appearances…PLAYOFFS: Went 2-2 with one shutout and a 2.69 GAA in four postseason games…at 20 years and 300 days became the youngest goalie in NHL history to record a shutout in his playoff debut after stopping all 28 shots in a 2-0, Game 4 win on May 10 @ LA…was only the sixth NHL goaltender in the previous 60 years to post a shutout in his first Stanley Cup playoff game, the first since Jonas Hiller did so for the Ducks in 2009 (Apr. 16 @ SJ, CQF)…was the fourth-youngest goaltender in NHL history at the time of his first career playoff shutout (debut game or not), behind Harry Lumley (age 18 in 1945), Patrick Roy (age 20 years, 229 days in 1986) and Carey Price (age 20 years, 243 days in 2008)…was also the youngest goalie to win a playoff game since MTL’s Price (20 years and 238 days) on Apr. 24, 2008 vs. PHI. (Elias)…was only the second goaltender to record shutouts in his NHL debut and Stanley Cup Playoff debut, joining Hall-of-Famer Tiny Thompson with Boston (Nov. 1928 and Mar. 1929)…stopped 39-of-42 shots for his second straight win in Game 5 of the Second Round, May 12 vs. LA.
CAREER: Signed a three-year entry-level contract with Anaheim, Mar. 15, 2012…2012-13: Appeared in 27 games with Kitchener (OHL), going 17-9-1 with a 2.41 GAA and .928 SV%…won five consecutive starts (5-0-0) with a 1.97 GAA and .945 SV% from Oct. 19-28…also appeared in 10 OHL Playoff games, posting a 5-4 record with a 2.17 GAA…ranked sixth among OHL postseason leaders in wins, second in GAA and first in SV%…stopped all 49 shots faced for a 2-0 win in Game 2 of the OHL Western Conference Quarterfinals, Mar. 24 vs. Guelph…following Kitchener’s season, was assigned to Norfolk (AHL) where he made his professional debut in relief on Apr. 19 @ Syracuse…2011-12: Made his OHL debut with Kitchener, posting a 21-10-0 record with a 2.75 GAA and .928 SV% in 32 games…led all CHL goaltenders in SV% and ranked seventh in the OHL in GAA…among OHL rookie goaltenders, ranked first in wins and GAA…backstopped Kitchener to the OHL conference finals, going 8-7 with a 2.67 GAA…among playoff leaders, ranked first in SV% (.938) and saves (605), and fourth in wins and minutes (898)…Miscellaneous: Was USA Hockey’s recipient of the 2013 Bob Johnson Award, which recognizes excellence in international hockey competition during a specific season of play…backstopped Team USA to the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Russia, posting a 5-0-2 record and was selected Most Valuable Player of the championship…became the first United States goaltender and second American overall to win the award after Zach Parise in 2004, and the first goaltender overall since Steve Mason (Canada) in 2008…also received the Directorate Award as the tournament’s best goaltender, was selected to the Media All-Star team and was named one of Team USA’s best three players of the tournament…set the U.S. record for SV% (.955) for a single World Junior Championship and his 1.36 GAA ranked third by a U.S. goalie in a single tournament…helped Team USA earn a bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship, where he finished second with a 1.56 GAA and .951 SV%…became the second-youngest netminder behind Vladislav Tretiak in world championship history to win a playoff game with an 8-3 victory over Russia in the quarterfinals…represented Team USA at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, stopping 23-of-27 shots on Dec. 28 vs. Finland…appeared in 32 contests in 2010-11 with the United States National Team’s (USNTDP) Under-18 club, posting a 2.64 GAA and .918 SV% and one shutout…backstopped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2011 Under-18 World Championship in Germany…helped the club go undefeated in the tournament (6-0) and posted back-to-back OT wins against Canada and Sweden en route to capturing the title…was named the Best Goaltender of the tournament, compiling a 2.34 GAA and .926 SV%…in 2009-10, appeared in 18 games with the USNTDP junior club, posting a 7-9 record with a 3.69 GAA and .905 SV%.
PERSONAL: Grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…favorite NHL player growing up was Marc-André Fleury…favorite hockey moment was winning the gold medal with team USA at the world junior championships…enjoys fishing during the offseason…Twitter handle is @JohnGibson35.
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