The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Brian Gibbons from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Gibbons, 25, has led the way offensively for WBS this season, posting team-high totals with 15 assists and 22 points in 15 games played. His 15 assists lead the AHL, while his 22 points rank third in the league.
A native of Braintree, Massachusetts, Gibbons was riding a four-game point streak (2G-5A-7PTS) at the time of his recall. He is tied with teammate Simon Despres for the AHL lead with a plus-13 total. Gibbons has scored twice on the power play and twice shorthanded.
The 5-foot-8, 170-pound Gibbons is in his third season with WBS after being signed by the Penguins as an undrafted free agent on April 4, 2011. He notched 30 points in each of his first two seasons with WBS.
Gibbons has played in 155 career AHL regular-season games, tallying 26 goals, 56 assists and 82 points. He has added eight points (3G-5A) in 24 playoff contests.
Prior to signing with the Penguins, Gibbons skated four seasons of college hockey at Boston College from 2007-11, helping the team win NCAA national titles in 2010 and ’08. Gibbons finished his college career with 164 points (56G-108A) in 160 career games. He surpassed the 50-point plateau in each of his final two seasons.