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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

Christopher Gibson

North American Goalie - Chicoutimi, QMJHL
Final Rank:2Midterm Rank:2
Position:GoalieCatches:Left
Height:6' 0"Weight:193
Born:December 27, 1992Hometown:Espoo, FIN
Born in:Karkkila, FIN
Drafted: 2011: LAK (2nd Round / 49th Overall)  Los Angeles Kings
• In 2010-11, he finished first in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a .920 save-percentage and second overall with a 2.42 goals-against average. He played 37 games for the Sagueneens recording a 14-15-3-5 record and four shutouts. Gibson was named a First Team All-Star for his efforts.

• Gibson played in the Espoo Blues system before moving away from home at 15 to attend Notre Dame Academy in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. In his only season at Notre Dame, he backstopped the Hounds to the 2009 Telus Cup, Canada's National Midget AAA Championship – he had a 43-save shutout in the championship game.

• He speaks both English and Finnish at home – his father, a martial arts instructor, was born in England.

• There have been several influential people throughout his career. Gibson credits: Chicoutimi goalie coach Marc Denis for helping with his transition to the QMJHL; Erkki Saari, a childhood friend who got him started in hockey; Harri Piiparinen his minor hockey coach; and his parents for always pushing him to be better.

NEWS: Gibsons have look of franchise cornerstones (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team:
Anaheim Ducks
NHL player: Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff
Video game: NHL ‘11
Movie: Happy Gilmore
TV show: Chuck
Artist: Darius Rucker
Website: Facebook.com
Pump-up song: “History in the Making” by Darius Rucker
Home-cooked meal: "Traditional Finnish meal - macaroni and meat"
Activity away from the rink: "Watching movies and spending time with friends"

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAAMinSOSv%
2009-2010CHICOUTIMIQMJHL293.50159220.884
2010-2011CHICOUTIMIQMJHL372.42223440.920




It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery