Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug Gibson
Centre Doug Gibson was a utility player for parts of three NHL seasons in the 70s. He was better known as offensive star in junior, the AHL and Germany.

Born in Peterborough, Ontario, Gibson was chosen 36th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1973 after recording consecutive 50-goal seasons with the hometown Petes of the OHA. He spent most of his first two pro seasons in the minors and led the AHL with 44 goals and 116 points as a member of the Rochester Americans in 1974-75.

In 1975-76, Gibson was a solid role player in 50 games for Don Cherry's Bruins and formed a solid trio with Dave Forbes and Hank Nowak. He returned to the minors the next season then joined the Washington Capitals briefly after being claimed on waivers. Gibson did not fit into the Caps' long term plans and ended up with the Hershey Bears of the AHL for three years before venturing to Europe. The veteran pivot spent three years as a high scorer on the German club SC Riessersee then coached the squad in 1983-84 before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 60 27 43 70 13 5 2 3 5 0
1971-72 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 63 51 48 99 15 15 16 13 29 14
1971-72 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 3 3 3 6 2
1972-73 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 63 52 62 114 10 14 9 13 22 6
1973-74 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Boston Braves AHL 76 31 51 82 16
1974-75 Rochester Americans AHL 75 44 72 116 31 12 5 7 12 15
1975-76 Boston Bruins NHL 50 7 18 25 0 +8
1975-76 Rochester Americans AHL 17 11 20 31 11
1976-77 Rochester Americans AHL 78 41 56 97 11 12 5 10 15 2
1977-78 Washington Capitals NHL 11 2 1 3 0 -3
1977-78 Hershey Bears AHL 71 24 35 59 8
1978-79 Hershey Bears AHL 22 8 13 21 10
1979-80 Hershey Bears AHL 72 20 24 44 17 16 12 9 21 0
1980-81 SC Riessersee Garmisch-Partenkirchen W.German 54 31 42 73 8 10 6 10 16 2
1981-82 SC Riessersee Garmisch-Partenkirchen W.German 44 20 17 37 12
1982-83 SC Riessersee Garmisch-Partenkirchen W.German 36 14 37 51 7
1983-84 VEU Feldkirch Austria 20 27 12 39 137
NHL Totals 63 9 19 28 0 1 0 0 0 0


AHL First All-Star Team (1975, 1977)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1975)
Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1975, 1977)
Claimed on waivers by Washington from Boston, May 29, 1977.