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.