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Ducks recall top prospect goalie John Gibson

Apr 6, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks might get a peek into their future in goal soon.

The team announced the recall of goalie John Gibson from the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals. Gibson was the Ducks’ second-round pick, 39th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft and is regarded as the future No. 1 goalie for the franchise.

Gibson is getting the call from Norfolk because Frederik Anderson is under the weather and did not travel with the team to Edmonton. He will likely be backing up starter Jonas Hiller when they face the Oilers this afternoon.

Gibson is in his first full season as a pro after spending two seasons in the OHL with the Kitchener Rangers. In 45 games with the Admirals, he’s 21-17-4 with a .919 save percentage and a 2.34 goals-against average. Gibson, a Pittsburgh native, led Team USA to a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia and was named tournament MVP.

  1. chunkyschoice - Apr 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    According to the ducks website, their roster is now at 28 players!! I thought the limit was 23… can someone explain? It looks like only one player (Souray) is currently on IR. Perhaps they will be putting Andersen and 3 others on IR soon?

  2. runhigh24 - Apr 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Roster limits are no longer in effect after the trade deadline, providing the team remains cap compliant.

  3. chunkyschoice - Apr 6, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Ah, I see. Thanks.

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