The Anaheim Ducks Sign John Gibson to an Eight Year Contract Extension

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ANAHEIM, CA – MARCH 06: Cam Fowler #4 and John Gibson #36 of the Anaheim Ducks defend against Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals during the third period on March 6, 2018. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The future of the Anaheim Ducks is now, and no one knows that better than General Manager Bob Murray. Although some of the transactions he has made this summer have been a bit bewildering, he took some significant strides yesterday in solidifying the future of his team.

I must admit, I have been a bit perplexed with some of the transactions the Anaheim Ducks have made this summer. Think of it what you will, but aside from the Adam Henrique and Brandon Montour extensions, there wasn’t a whole lot for Ducks Nation to be ecstatic about.

The Anaheim Ducks, as well as the fans, had plenty to celebrate when Eric Stephens reported goalie John Gibson had signed an eight-year, $51.2M ($6.4M AAV), contract extension to stay in SoCal.

I was in the middle of a break yesterday when I almost choked on my excitement, and delicious lemon curd and cream cheese brioche, when I read the report that John Gibson was sticking around Anaheim until 2027. After his performance from last season, I knew he was set to receive a much-deserved pay-raise. However, I wasn’t quite sure if the Ducks were going to be able to offer Gibson a deal worth his while.

Although I was slightly shocked by the news, I was even more excited. A little-known fact about me is that John Gibson is one of my favorite players on the Anaheim Ducks. I try to stray away from choosing favorites, seeing as how it is never guaranteed that a player stays on the team for their entire career. I know I may open a can of worms with this questions, but how can you not like John Gibson?

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