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John Gibson On His Eight-Year Contract

from Curtis Zupke of the LA Times,

“It felt like home from the beginning,” Gibson said. “Obviously you have to get used to it. But now, being there for years … me and my wife bought a house out there. It’s exciting that we know we’ll be there for the future. I’m very excited about it.”

The extension, worth $6.4 million annually, officially cements Gibson as the Ducks franchise goalie. That organizational decision was effectively made when the Ducks traded Frederik Andersen in 2016. The lingering questions are Gibson’s durability and the outlook for his team.

Gibson has notable wear for a young goalie, starting with a major groin injury in 2014. His 60 games last season were the most in his NHL career, as he dealt with upper and lower body injuries. He removed himself from games several times, to the point where backup Ryan Miller was jokingly called the best relief goalie in hockey.

“Definitely, I want to make sure I get stronger and everything this summer,” Gibson said. “Last year [I had] injuries that were lingering on a bit and I never really fully got better, so I definitely made sure I focused on that … and kind of take care of it this summer to make sure I can come back with no restrictions or limitations and get that under control, which I did. I’m definitely excited about the upcoming season.”

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