Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Brian Gibbons to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Gibbons, 29, spent the 2016-17 season with Albany (AHL) and posted career-highs with 16 goals and 36 points in a team-leading 72 games played (tie; Ben Thomson). The forward also had 20 assists and 38 penalty minutes during his first season with the Devils' organization. Gibbons finished third on the A-Devils in points and assists (tie; Blake Coleman). In addition, Gibbons notched one goal in four Calder Cup Playoff matches. On Oct. 4, 2016, he signed a one-year AHL contract with Albany after attending New Jersey's 2016 Training Camp as a professional tryout.
The 5-8, 175lb., left-shooting forward has played six professional seasons between the AHL and NHL with the Pittsburgh, Columbus, NY Rangers, and New Jersey organizations. Through 66 regular season NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Penguins, he has five goals and 17 assists for 22 points as well as 14 penalty minutes. In 2013-14, he skated in eight Stanley Cup Playoff games with Pittsburgh, recording two goals and one assist. Through 329 career AHL games, the Braintree, MA, native has 55 goals and 105 assists for 160 points. He was selected to the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic as a member of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Gibbons played collegiate hockey at Boston College (HE) from 2007-11 before signing his first professional contract as a free agent with Pittsburgh on April 4, 2011. He represented the Eagles as an alternate captain during his senior season in 2010-11 and helped lead his school to NCAA Championships in 2008 and 2010.