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Brian Gibbons
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Born February 26, 1988 (1988-02-26) (age 31)
Braintree, Massachusetts
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg; 11 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Albany Devils
Pittsburgh Penguins
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Brian Gibbons (born on February 26, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League (AHL).

He has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Playing CareerEdit

Prior to turning professional, Brian attended the Boston College where he played four seasons with the Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team which competes in NCAA's Division I in the Hockey East conference.

On April 4, 2011, he signed a two-year, entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins worth $1.8 million at the NHL level.

In the 2013–14 season, Brian received his first recall by Pittsburgh and scored his first NHL goal in his debut game on his first shot on November 18, 2013, against Viktor Fasth of the Anaheim Ducks.

He scored his first power play goal on February 3, 2014, off a deflection from Olli Maatta against Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators.

On July 4, 2014, Brian left the Penguins organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On July 1, 2015, he signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers. He was later assigned by the Rangers to AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, for the duration of the 2015–16 season, compiling 23 points in 63 games.

Unable to feature with the Rangers, Brian left as a free agent in the off-season. Unable to secure an NHL contract, he signed a Professional Try-Out (PTO) deal to attend training camp with the New Jersey Devils on September 15, 2016 He later signed a one-year AHL deal with affiliate, the Albany Devils on October 4, 2016.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Boston College HE 43 13 22 35 32
2008–09 Boston College HE 36 9 19 28 52
2009–10 Boston College HE 42 16 34 50 78
2010–11 Boston College HE 39 18 33 51 79
2011–12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 70 11 19 30 26 9 0 0 0 8
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 70 8 22 30 34 15 3 5 8 22
2013–14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 28 11 19 30 43 10 1 2 3 18
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 5 12 17 6 8 2 1 3 2
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 26 3 8 11 14
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 25 0 5 5 8
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 63 6 17 23 30
2016–17 Albany Devils AHL 72 16 20 36 38 4 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 66 5 17 22 14 8 2 1 3 2

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East First Team 2009–10
All-Hockey East Second Team 2010–11
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2011