With their second-round pick (No. 49 overall), the Kings selected goalie Christopher Gibson from Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Gibson had a 2.42 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in the Quebec league last season.
Gibson is 18 years old and is listed at 6-foot, 193 pounds. He’s a native of Finland and was ranked second among North American goalies in the final NHL Central Scouting rankings. Gibson’s bio notes that he left Finland at age 15 to attend school and play in Saskatechewan, and he recently completed his second season in the Quebec league. Gibson listed his favorite NHL team as the Anaheim Ducks, but be careful…his father is a martial-arts instructor.
Here is Central Scouting’s report on Gibson: “He’s a very confident goalie, has an air of confidence about him. He’s got very good net coverage, has good size and is very strong in his crease. He plays determined and aggressive, his movements are controlled, he tracks the puck very well and he challenges properly and holds his ground. He battled hard in all areas. He has a good, solid butterfly, was quick at gathering in any loose pucks and has good overall quickness.”
Gibson’s full bio can be found by clicking here.