John Gibson would be a great New Jersey Devils goaltender this season
For a very long time, John Gibson was one of the best goalies in the NHL. Early in his career with the Anaheim Ducks, he was incredible. From 2013-2019, he had a .921 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average.
He even earned a nod with Team North America in the World Cup of Hockey. For a handful of years after that, however, he struggled. Anaheim was bad which played into his shortcomings but there is no doubt he could have been better too.
From the 2019-20 season to the 2022-23 season, he wasn’t as strong and the Ducks were one of the worst teams in the league. He had a .902 save percentage and a 3.32 goals-against average during that stretch.
So far in 2023-24, Gibson has been playing some very good hockey with these Ducks. He is currently sitting with a 2.19 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. That is the Gibson we became used to seeing before 2020 came around.
He has managed to avoid being traded during their rebuild. He may or may not see it through but the Ducks are still just shy of being good enough to compete for the playoffs.
It might be wise for them to move Gibson now for parts that can help them in other areas. He is a great option to consider for the New Jersey Devils.