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Islanders Recall Christopher Gibson

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have recalled goaltender Christopher Gibson from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. The club has also placed Jaroslav Halak on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

Gibson, 23, has an 11-5-3 record with two shutouts in 22 games this season with the Sound Tigers. His 1.99 goals-against average is the fourth-best in the AHL, while his .928 save percentage is fifth in the league.

The Islanders acquired Gibson in a six-player trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 17, 2015. A native of Karkkila, Finland, Gibson played 45 AHL games with the Toronto Marlies last season, posting a 24-17-3 record with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. The Los Angeles Kings selected Gibson in the second round (49th overall) of the 2011 Draft.

Gibson played four seasons of junior hockey with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was named to the QWMJHL First All-Star Team and posted the league’s highest save percentage (.920) in 2010-11.

On the international stage, Gibson represented Finland at the 2012 World Junior Championships and the 2010 World Under-18 Junior Championships, winning bronze in 2010.

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