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John Gibson Signs An Eight-Year Deal With The Anaheim Ducks

via the Anaheim Ducks,

The Ducks have signed goaltender John Gibson to an eight-year contract extension through the 2026-27 NHL season.

"I believe in John Gibson, as does everyone in the organization," said Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray. "This is obviously a major commitment by the club, but one we feel strongly about. John is equally committed to being a Duck. He is only now entering the prime of his career, and we are all confident his best is yet to come."

 

 

 

added 1:13pm, The Ducks added more to the release on Gibson, read it below.

Gibson, 25 (7/14/93), owns the highest career save percentage (SV%) among goalies to appear in a minimum 150 career NHL games since 1955-56 (when shots on goal became an official NHL stat). Gibson's .923 SV% tops Ken Dryden (.922), Dominik Hasek (.922) and Tuukka Rask (.922) on the exclusive list. Gibson has appeared in 178 career NHL games, posting a 93-55-20 record with a franchise-best 2.29 goals-against average (GAA) and 16 shutouts.

"I'm excited to be a part of this organization for the long term," said Gibson. "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."

Selected by Anaheim in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Gibson set career highs in wins (31), SV% (.926), saves (1,733) and appearances (60) last season. The 6-3, 223-pound goaltender surpassed the individual single-season franchise record for SV% (Ryan Miller also topped the previous record with a .928 SV%). From the All-Star break through the end of the regular season, Gibson led league netminders in GAA (1.95; min. 20 games) and SV% (.937; min. 20 games) to go along with a 14-4-2 record.

Signed to a three-year contract extension with Anaheim through the 2018-19 NHL season on Sept. 21, 2015, Gibson went on to combine with Frederik Andersen to win the first William M. Jennings Trophy in franchise history (192 GA) in 2015-16. Gibson recorded his first career 20-win season (21-13-4) that season and was the second youngest U.S.-born goaltender to play in the All-Star Game since Buffalo's Tom Barrasso in 1985.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Gibson has represented Team USA at the 2013 World Championship (bronze), 2013 World Junior Championship (gold), 2012 World Junior Championship and 2011 U-18 World Championship (gold). He also played for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. During the 2013 World Juniors, Gibson became the first United States goaltender and second American overall to be named MVP after Zach Parise in 2004, and the first goaltender overall since Steve Mason (Canada) in 2008.

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Primis's avatar

Because no long-term goalie contract has ever been regretted, right?

Posted by Primis on 08/04/18 at 03:43 PM ET

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