Posted: 11:12 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013
By Brian Favat
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed former Boston College forward Brian Gibbons to a one-year contract, according to an announcement by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. The deal is a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
Gibbons has spent two seasons with the Pen's AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He registered 30 points (8-22-30) in 70 games last season, including three goals and five assists in 15 games during the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs. Gibbons was signed as an undrafted free agent back on April 4, 2011.
On the Heights, Gibbons was a big part of a senior class that won three Beanpots, three Hockey East Tournament Championships and two National Championships (2008, 2010). Over his career, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound center appeared in 160 games, scoring 164 points (56-108-164) and a plus-87 rating.
Gibbons resigns with an organization that has no shortage of Boston College connections. Former teammates Rob Scuderi ('01) and Brooks Orpik ('01) both patrol the Penguins' blueline, while Brian Dumoulin ('12) and Philip Samuelsson ('11) are also in the Pens' minor league system. Former Eagles great Bill Guerin is also with Pittsburgh's front office serving as a player development coach.
Congratulations to Gibbons!
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