|Assets:||Has excellent hockey sense and good hands. Sees the ice and reads the play well. Can play either center or wing effectively. Can post excellent offensive numbers at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Is significantly undersized for the National Hockey League game. Must continue to put up points because he doesn't have the physicality or elite defensive acumen to thrive in a different role.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive scoring forward with some upside.|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2010-11|
|2/24/2014||Recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|2/08/2014||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|1/27/2014||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|1/14/2014||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/17/2013||Recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|11/26/2013||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|11/18/2013||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/17/2013||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|7/29/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|7/02/2013||Pittsburgh Penguins tendered a qualifying offer.|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/22/2011||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|4/12/2011||Signed by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) to an amateur try-out contract.|
|4/04/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|4/04/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
Brian Gibbons recalled by the Penguins | 02/24/2014 8:10 AM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled center Brain Gibbons from the minors.
Rob Rossi on Twitter
ImpactGibbons had four goals and nine points in 19 games before the Penguins sent him to the minors at the Olympic break. He had 30 points in 27 games at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and could pick up some points if he is able to play as a top-six forward in Pittsburgh.
Brian Gibbons has scoring touch this season | 02/23/2014 8:34 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons is at 30 points for the third straight year in the AHL.
ImpactThe difference is that Gibbons needed 70 games in each of his first two AHL seasons to manage the feat but has done it in only 27 games this season. In addition, Gibbons has seen his first NHL ice time as he has four goals and nine points in 19 games. The diminutive center had a power play goal in the week before the NHL shut down.
Penguins assign Brian Gibbons to AHL | 02/08/2014 1:20 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons will play for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the Olympic break.
ImpactHe has been assigned to the minors to get more playing time, but he'll probably be back when Pittsburgh plays Feb. 27 against Montreal. Gibbons has four goals and nine points in 19 NHL games this season.
Brian Gibbons returns Mon., skate on top line | 01/27/2014 12:21 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons (lower body) will return to Pittsburgh's lineup Monday.
Josh Yohe on Twitter
ImpactHe has been sidelined since Jan. 11 with a lower-body injury. He is slated to play on the Penguins' top line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz against Buffalo. Gibbons has six points in 13 games.
Brian Gibbons is on the injured reserve list | 01/14/2014 5:03 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.
Penguins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactThe move is retroactive to Jan. 11 and due to Pittsburgh's light schedule, he'll only miss Wednesday's contest before he's eligible to be activated. He has two goals and six points in 13 games this season.
Brian Gibbons suffers lower body injury | 01/12/2014 9:46 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons suffered a lower body injury in the first period on Saturday and did not return.
ImpactThe right winger should be considered day-to-day for now. He has two goals and six points in 13 games with the Penguins this season after picking up 27 points in 23 AHL games before his call up.
Brian Gibbons picks up two assists Friday | 01/04/2014 8:20 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons had a pair of assists Friday.
ImpactGibbons set up both Jussi Jokinen goals and now has a goal and four points in nine games this season.
Pittsburgh promotes Brian Gibbons | 12/17/2013 5:56 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactPittsburgh needed some help to deal with their extensive list of injured players. Gibbons has 27 points and 41 penalty minutes in 23 AHL games in 2013-14.
Brian Gibbons heads down to the AHL | 11/27/2013 9:39 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons has been sent down to the minors.
ImpactGibbons has a goal and two points in five games with Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old forward is worth keeping an eye on whenever he gets another stint in the NHL.
Brian Gibbons gets two points in debut | 11/19/2013 10:59 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 3-1 victory on Monday.
ImpactNot a bad way to start your NHL career. He logged 10:11 minutes in his debut. Before being summoned, the 25-year-old forward was enjoying a breakout season in the AHL with seven goals and 22 points in 15 games.
Penguins call up offensive wiz Brian Gibbons | 11/18/2013 9:51 AM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins have called up forward Brian Gibbons from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
ImpactIt is unclear whether he will make his NHL debut tonight when Anaheim visits Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh but the Pens have been slumping offensively lately and could use an offensive boost. Gibbons, 25, is a small and speedy forward who leads the AHL with 15 assists. He has 22 points in 15 games.
Brian Gibbons agrees to terms with Pittsburgh | 07/30/2013 10:21 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactGibbons can earn $550,000 in the NHL, but he's expected to spend most, if not all of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors. He had eight goals and 30 points in 70 AHL contests last season.
|3/07/2014||Pit||Ana||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/27/2013||Pit||Car||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/23/2013||Pit||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/21/2013||Pit||Cgy||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/19/2013||Pit||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||4 times-last:at Buf||last:Feb 5|
|Assists||2||vs. NYR||Jan 3|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Jan 3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||at Mtl||Nov 23|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:at Nas||last:Mar 4|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Ott||Feb 3|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Ott||Feb 3|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||23 times-last:at SJ||last:Mar 6|
|Shorthanded Points||0||23 times-last:at SJ||last:Mar 6|
|Shots||3||at NJ||Dec 31|
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