Gibson, a 6’1”, 187 lb left-handed netminder, was selected by the Washington Capitals in the fourth round (#124 overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The Phoenixville, Pennsylvania native spent the last four seasons as the number one netminder at Harvard. Gibson signed a one-year one-year, entry-level deal with the Capitals for $867,500 on April 7 and signed an amateur tryout (ATO) agreement with the Hershey Bears on April 10.
Gibson, 24, made his professional debut with the Bears on Oct. 22 at Bridgeport, stopping 21 shots in a 3-2 overtime win. He made 13 saves in the third period of that contest, and three more in overtime to secure his first professional win.
Gibson owned a 18-7-2 record with a 2.25 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage, and three shutouts last year at Harvard, guiding the school to a NCAA Tournament appearance. He earned All-ECAC Hockey Second Team Honors.
In 80 career NCAA games at Harvard, Gibson went 45-25-6, with a 2.32 goals-against average, a .918 save percentage, and six shutouts.