John Gibson was drafted in the second round 39th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. John finished last season with a 31-18-7 record while posting a career high .926 save percentage. His 31 wins were the most he has posted in a season. John was rewarded for his stellar play in the off season as he signed a $51M contract that will see him earn $6.4M a season starting in 2019-20. John will finish his 3 year deal this season which will see him make $2.3M
“I believe in John Gibson, as does everyone in the organization,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said. “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.” (courtesy of Sportsnet)
“I’m excited to be a part of this organization for the long term,” Gibson said in a statement from the team. “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.” (courtesy of the Anaheim Ducks).
John Gibson had a lingering injury last season that was nagging him all year. During the offseason he rehabilitated that injury and should be injury and pain free to start the new year. Ryan Miller did a commendable job backing up Gibson last year posting a .928 save percentage himself in 28 games.
The Anaheim Ducks now have a starting goaltender in their net for the next nine years. You can purchase Johns hockey cards at my store Off The Post
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