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John Gibson Signs With Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks have announced that they've signed goalie and Pittsburgh native John Gibson to a three-year, entry-level deal. Gibson was their second-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.

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Gibson, 18 (7/14/93), is tied for the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) lead in save percentage (.926 SV%, tied with teammate Franky Palazzese) this season. He has appeared in 31 games for Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), going 20-10-3 with a 2.81 goals-against average (GAA). Currently seventh among league goaltenders in GAA, Gibson also ranks second among OHL rookie netminders in GAA, third in wins, and fourth in saves (1078).

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The 2011 draft was a big one for the Pittsburgh area, as four players with local connections were selected (J.T. Miller in the first round; Gibson and Brandon Saad in the second; and Vince Trocheck in the third). Gibson was one of the top goalies in the draft class.

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For more on the Anaheim Ducks, check out Anaheim Calling.

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