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Brian Gibbons | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 170

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Brian Gibbons practiced on the Penguins' first line on Friday.
Pittsburgh 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. Apr 18 - 12:40 PM

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Brian Gibbons was moved up to the Penguins' top line during Wednesday's 4-3 victory over Columbus.

Penguins 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.
Apr 17 - 10:12 AM

Brian Gibbons (lower body) returned to action on Tuesday March 11.

Gibbons was out for two straight games. He logged 12:02 minutes of ice time in Pittsburgh's 2-0 win over Washington.
Mar 12 - 2:29 AM

Brian Gibbons missed Friday's game against Anaheim with a lower body injury.

It was originally thought that Gibbons was a healthy scratch but that was not the case. He was replaced on the top line, alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, but Lee Stempniak. Consider Gibbons day-to-day for now. He has four goals and 10 points in 23 games this season in the NHL and 30 points in 27 minor league games in the AHL.
Mar 9 - 9:48 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled center Brain Gibbons from the minors.

Gibbons 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.
Feb 24 - 8:10 AM

Brian Gibbons is at 30 points for the third straight year in the AHL.

The 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.
Feb 23 - 8:34 AM

Brian Gibbons will play for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the Olympic break.

He 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.
Feb 8 - 1:20 PM

Brian Gibbons (lower body) will return to Pittsburgh's lineup Monday.

He 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.
Jan 27 - 12:21 PM

Brian Gibbons (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

The 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.
Jan 14 - 5:03 PM

Brian Gibbons suffered a lower body injury in the first period on Saturday and did not return.

The 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.
Jan 12 - 9:46 AM

Brian Gibbons had a pair of assists Friday.

Gibbons set up both Jussi Jokinen goals and now has a goal and four points in nine games this season.
Jan 4 - 8:20 AM

Brian Gibbons has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh 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.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 05:56:00 PM

Brian Gibbons has been sent down to the minors.

Gibbons 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.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Brian Gibbons had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 3-1 victory on Monday.

Not 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.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:59:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have called up forward Brian Gibbons from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

It 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 leads the AHL with 15 assists and he has 22 points in 15 games.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Joe Vitale
5Brian Gibbons
6Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Jussi Jokinen
3Beau Bennett
4Tanner Glass
5Taylor Pyatt
RW1James Neal
2Pascal Dupuis
3Lee Stempniak
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
D1Kris Letang
2Paul Martin
3Matt Niskanen
4Olli Maatta
5Brooks Orpik
6Rob Scuderi
7Deryk Engelland
8Robert Bortuzzo
9Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Tomas Vokoun