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04-04-2011, 04:10 PM
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Pittsburgh Penguins sign Brian Gibbons to a 2 year ELC

Via Pens twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/pghpenguins

Any information on him?

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He was at the prospect camp, he's pretty tiny and tore it up the last two years at Boston College. Good news for WBS and possibly Wheeling for their playoffs.

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Tiny, high-energy, playmaking forward from Boston College (Eliteprospects profile). Like wej20 said, he was at the development camp last summer just like Thompson. And our scouts probably saw him a couple of times with BC while watching Sneep and Samuelsson.

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First non-human hockey player.


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Season	Team		                        GP	G	A      Pts    PIM 
2007-08	Boston College	H-East	43	13	22	35	32	 					
2008-09	Boston College	H-East	36	9	19	28	52	 					
2009-10	Boston College	H-East	42	16	34	50	78	 					
2010-11	Boston College	H-East	39	18	33	51	79

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Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2007-08 Boston College H-East 43 13 22 35 32
2008-09 Boston College H-East 36 9 19 28 52
2009-10 Boston College H-East 42 16 34 50 78
2010-11 Boston College H-East 39 18 33 51 79 0
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Born Feb 26 1988 -- Braintree, MA
Height 5.08 -- Weight 160 -- Shoots L


People might say he's pretty small for a hockey player, but I say he's pretty tall for an ape.

Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch for distances of up to 15 m (50 ft), at speeds as high as 56 km/h (35 mph). They can also make leaps of up to 8 m (26 ft), and walk bipedally with their arms raised for balance. They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals.

26 feet leaps? I wonder if he can do that on ice. Could be a good way to fetch dump-ins.

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160lbs? sounds like he needs a few Primanti Sandwiches.

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For a smurf, he sure racks up a lot of PIMs.

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160lbs? sounds like he needs a few Primanti Sandwiches.
He sounds like the next Dean Youngblood.

Also, is he the son of Billy Gibbons, guitarist of ZZ Top?

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Cool. Another free prospect.

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Another good prospect by the sounds of it, if he can reproduce those numbers in the AHL, and the NHL, then it's a good deal.

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RW problem solved! Who needs than Kuhnhackl guy anyway? Plus 5'8" isn't THAT short. Ever heard of those guys St. Louis and Briere? And the mighty Brett Sterling?! And John Conner?

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he's definitely feisty, on the side of idiotic sometimes. but he's certainly got speed and offensive talent.

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First non-human hockey player.

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He sounds like the next Dean Youngblood.

Also, is he the son of Billy Gibbons, guitarist of ZZ Top?
If so can u imagine the playoff beard this kid would grow?

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he's definitely feisty, on the side of idiotic sometimes. but he's certainly got speed and offensive talent.
Thank you for providing an actual observation of his game and not just drawing conclusions from readily available stats.

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He sounds like the next Dean Youngblood.

Also, is he the son of Billy Gibbons, guitarist of ZZ Top?
I believe so and additionally to Billy’s good friend, The World’s Best Drummer!
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I guess after the Pesonen thing we aren't going to court many European league FAs, haha.

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Saw Gibbons play for four years. He ended up centering BC's top line each year. Not a bad deal when you're playing with Nathan Gerbe and Cam Atkinson.

While I don't think Gibbons will make it at the NHL level, I sure wouldn't put it past him. Fast player with great vision and passing. Plays with an edge--likes to mix it up. Would have had even better numbers the last two years if he could have stayed out of the box. You won't see anyone else his size deliver a better open ice hit. A true playmaker's playmaker...to a fault every now and then.

Kid is a winner. Will certainly bring some traits to your organization that everyone will like.

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Saw Gibbons play for four years. He ended up centering BC's top line each year. Not a bad deal when you're playing with Nathan Gerbe and Cam Atkinson.

While I don't think Gibbons will make it at the NHL level, I sure wouldn't put it past him. Fast player with great vision and passing. Plays with an edge--likes to mix it up. Would have had even better numbers the last two years if he could have stayed out of the box. You won't see anyone else his size deliver a better open ice hit. A true playmaker's playmaker...to a fault every now and then.

Kid is a winner. Will certainly bring some traits to your organization that everyone will like.
What are his flaws, since you don't think he'll make it at the NHL level?

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I guess after the Pesonen thing we aren't going to court many European league FAs, haha.
Like it or not...we blow our scouting load on collegiate players, Quebec, and to a lesser degree the OHL, WHL, and American pre-collegiate juniors...I don't think this is going to change as long as Shero is heading things. I doubt Kuhnhackl gets drafted without his commitment to the OHL...


This time of year, though...it's all collegiate free agents. I doubt the Penguins will sign any overaged European prospects in the off-season, but there's usually only 2-3 a year in the league anyway. Fawn all we want over Leino, he was an abject failure in Detroit...a phrase that can rarely be uttered...and Toronto's franchise goaltender sure has lived up to that billing.


It is mildly entertaining to see Aleksey Morozov double-up Pesonen in scoring on the same team twice in a row, though.

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People might say he's pretty small for a hockey player, but I say he's pretty tall for an ape.

Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch for distances of up to 15 m (50 ft), at speeds as high as 56 km/h (35 mph). They can also make leaps of up to 8 m (26 ft), and walk bipedally with their arms raised for balance. They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals.

26 feet leaps? I wonder if he can do that on ice. Could be a good way to fetch dump-ins.


These college prospect signing threads never cease to amuse.

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