|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|
|7/04/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year two-way contract.|
|5/15/2014||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|5/04/2014||Missed the last 5 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|4/21/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/11/2014||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|3/07/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|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.|
|7/04/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|4/04/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
Blue Jackets sign Brian Gibbons to 2-way deal | 07/04/2014 4:04 PM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Brian Gibbons to a one-year, two-way deal.
ImpactGibbons had five goals and 17 points in 41 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2013-14. He'll have a tough time earning a spot on the Blue Jackets' opening game roster and even if he does, we doubt he'll have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Brian Gibbons plays over 10 minutes Sunday | 05/05/2014 9:47 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons saw 10:14 minutes of action on Sunday.
ImpactGibbons played as coach Dan Bylsma wanted to get more speed in the lineup to counter the Rangers. It worked in the 3-0 win. "His speed was a factor," Bylsma said. "I don't think he adds a physical element against the other team, but he does it with his speed." Tanner Glass was a healthy scratch as a result of Gibbons playing.
Brian Gibbons draws back into lineup for Gm2 | 05/04/2014 7:19 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons is drawing into the lineup for the Penguins in Game 2 of their second-round series.
Andrew Gross on Twitter
ImpactGibbons had been out since suffering an undisclosed injury in Game 2 of the first round. Tanner Glass will be scratched. Gibbons tallied 17 points in 41 regular-season games this year. He scored twice in the first round.
Gibbons cleared to play Sunday in Game 2 | 05/04/2014 12:29 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons was medically cleared to return to action Saturday afternoon but it is not clear if he will play Sunday in Game 2 against the Rangers.
ImpactGibbons hasn't played since he injured himself in Game 2 in the first round against the Blue Jackets. He may be a welcome addition as he scored twice in that game before exiting with the injury. Consider Gibbons day-to-day.
Pens' Brian Gibbons might return Monday | 04/28/2014 6:48 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons (undisclosed) is participating in the pregame warmup.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactHe might be ready for Game 6 of the postseason after missing the last three contests with an undisclosed ailment.
Brian Gibbons takes part in practice but. . . | 04/26/2014 9:40 AM
NewsPittsburgh right winger Brian Gibbons (undisclosed) participated in practice with the Penguins Friday morning but was not part of initial line rushes.
ImpactHe has not played since suffering his mysterious injury in Game 2, during which he scored two goals in the first period. He is questionable to play against Columbus Saturday.
Gibbons practices, no timetable for return | 04/22/2014 5:38 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons (undisclosed) took part in Tuesday's optional practice.
ImpactGibbons missed Game 3 on Monday due to the ailment. "There's no timetable right now," Gibbons said. "I just went out and got a skate. It felt good to skate. That's all I know." He got an opportunity to play alongside Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby before he got hurt.
Brian Gibbons unlikely to play Monday | 04/21/2014 3:11 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons (undisclosed) is unlikely to play Monday night.
Josh Yohe on Twitter
ImpactHe didn't take part in the morning skate. Gibbons was hurt during the first period of Game 2 and he wasn't able to return.
Gibbons day-to-day with undisclosed injury | 04/21/2014 8:42 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons is day-to-day with his undisclosed injury.
ImpactThe Penguins are keeping quiet about the injury Gibbons suffered in the first period after he potted a couple of goals. Consider him questionable for Game 3 at this time.
Bylsma has no update on injured Brian Gibbons | 04/19/2014 11:18 PM
NewsNo update was given on Brian Gibbons' status after Game 2 on Saturday night.
Shelly Anderson on Twitter
ImpactPenguins coach Dan Bylsma had nothing to say after the double-overtime Game 2 loss to the Blue Jackets. The 26-year-old played 2:26 in the first period, but he made the most of his time, notching two goals. Gibbons appeared to hurt himself during a collision with Ryan Johansen around the 11:26 mark and played just five shifts. He had 17 points with the Penguins in 41 regular-season games.
Brian Gibbons injured after hit on Johansen | 04/19/2014 8:23 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons was injured after he hit Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen.
Brent Wallace on Twitter
ImpactGibbons scored twice -- his first postseason goals -- in a matter of 2:26 of ice time. He went to the dressing room after a hit on Johansen around the 11:26 mark and did not return to the bench for the second period. Gibbons had 17 points with the Penguins and 30 points in the AHL this season.
Pens' fastest skater to stay on Kid's line | 04/19/2014 11:05 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons, described by Pittsburgh coach Dan Blysma as the Penguins' fastest skater, will remain on the team's No. 1 line with Sidney (The Kid) Crosby during the second game of Pittsburgh's playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets today.
ImpactBlysma moved Gibbons to the top line with Crosby and Chris Kunitz, a game won 4-3 by the Pens. Blysma explained speed is a quality Crosby craves in his linemates. "Sid's a player who likes and needs his line and his linemates to force the other team with their speed and with getting on defensemen and being able to read off that," Bylsma said. "[Gibbons] forces other teams with his speed, forces them with the pressure he can put on the puck. Sid is able to read off that. That's something he's always wanted on his wings."
Brian Gibbons skates on Pittsburgh's top line | 04/18/2014 12:40 PM
NewsBrian Gibbons practiced on the Penguins' first line on Friday.
Penguins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactPittsburgh moved Gibbons to the top line with Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby during Wednesday's game and it looks like they're sticking with that adjustment. This is a big opportunity for the 26-year-old rookie forward, who had five goals and 17 points in 41 games in 2013-14.
Brian Gibbons moves to Penguins' top line | 04/17/2014 10:12 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons was moved up to the Penguins' top line during Wednesday's 4-3 victory over Columbus.
ImpactPenguins coach Dan Bylsma wanted to take advantage of Gibbons' speed, which suits the play of Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby. Gibbons didn't end up getting a point, but that will change if he stays on the first line.
| 03/12/2014 2:29 AM
NewsBrian Gibbons returned to action on Tuesday March 11.
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.
|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||5 times-last:at Wpg||last:Apr 3|
|Assists||2||vs. NYR||Jan 3|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Jan 3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 9|
|Plus/Minus||2||4 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Mar 18|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Ott||Feb 3|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Ott||Feb 3|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||41 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 13|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Dal||Mar 18|
|Shots||3||2 times-last:vs. Car||last:Apr 1|
|Penalty Minutes||6||2013-14 (Pit)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2013-14 (Pit)|
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