39th overall pick John Gibson by the Anaheim Ducks looks on from the draft floor during day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 25, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.

Anaheim Ducks Prospect John Gibson Earns Shutout in Season Opener

On September 21st, goaltender John Gibson and his team the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League played their season opener against the Mississauga Steelheads. Gibson earned his first shutout of the season as Kitchener bested the Mississauga Steelheads 3-0 in front of the Steelheads’ home crowd. Gibson managed 25 saves in the Rangers’ victory, earning Gibson his 2nd OHL career shutout. The Rangers out-shot their opponents 32-25. Gibson was awarded the first start of the game for his impressive effort.

The Ontario Hockey League has posted video highlights of the game, including some of Gibson’s saves. Unfortunately they do allow embedding of their videos on external sites, but you can view the highlights by clicking here.

Gibson is a prospect in the Anaheim Ducks system, and was selected by Anaheim 39th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The young netminder was ranked first among North American goaltenders in the Central Scouting’s rankings for that year’s draft class.

The Kitchener Rangers next game is today at 2:05 PM ET against the Sarnia Sting.

Jer is ready to see some prospects advance to the NHL level. Follow him on Twitter @JerMeansWell.

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