John Gibson is the Duck that deserves to go to the All-Star game and the fans and the NHL agree. John Gibson will represent the Ducks and will be a goalie to play on the All-Star Pacific Division team. The Pacific send 2 on fire goaltenders and similar to how they play the game, they are both technically sound and athletic in net and they both played on Friday. That’s right Marc-Andre Fleury will join Gibson in the All-Star Game.
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The National Hockey League (NHL) has named goaltender John Gibson to the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, taking place in San Jose from January 24-27. Gibson will make his second career All-Star appearance following his All-Star debut in 2016 in Nashville. Gibson will become the first Anaheim goaltender to appear in multiple All-Star Games.
Gibson, 25 (7/14/93), currently co-leads the NHL in saves (991). He has a 15-11-6 record with a .924 save percentage (SV%) and a 2.59 goals-against average (GAA) in 34 games. In one-goal games this season, Gibson is 10-0-6 with a .940 SV%. He collected his 100th career NHL win in Anaheim’s 4-3 victory on November 21, 2018 vs. Vancouver to become the fourth Ducks goaltender to reach the milestone, joining Jean-Sebastien Giguere (206), Guy Hebert (173) and Jonas Hiller (162). He also became the fastest to 100 wins with Anaheim (196 games), besting Hiller (214 games), Giguere (248) and Hebert (254).
Selected by Anaheim in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Gibson has a 108-66-26 record with 17 shutouts, a 2.34 GAA and .923 SV% in 212 career NHL games. Gibson owns the highest career save percentage (SV%) among goalies to appear in a minimum 150 career NHL games since 1955-56 (when shots on goal became an official NHL stat). His .923 SV% tops Ken Dryden (.922), Dominik Hasek (.922) and Tuukka Rask (.922) on the exclusive list.
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