Brian Gibbons #17 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates a third period goal by Cam Atkinson #13 while playing the Wisconsin Badgers during the championship game of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four on April 10, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Boston College won the game 5-0. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Congrats to senior forward Brian Gibbons, who signed a two-year entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, as announced by the Pens' general manager Ray Shero:
"Gibbons, who attended the Penguins development camp in 2010, just completed his fourth season of collegiate hockey with Boston College. He finished his senior campaign with 18 goals and 51 points in 39 games. Gibbons, an Eagles assistant captain, was named All-Hockey East second team and Hockey East All-Tournament Team.
Gibbons (5-foot-8, 165 pounds) has twice won the NCAA Division I ice hockey title during his Boston College career (2008, 2010). The Braintree, Massachusetts native played 160 career games with the Eagles, posting 56 goals, 108 assists and 160 points."
Gibbons' 160 career points with BC ranks him 19th on the school's all-time points list. This season, Gibbons also earned Second Team All Hockey East and Hockey East All-Tournament Team honors. He was a big part of a three-player senior class that won 102 games (102-43-17), including an 14-1 record in the Hockey East Tournament and an 8-1 record in the NCAAs.
Gibbons will likely be assigned to the Penguins' AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has just three regular season games left on this year's schedule -- Hershey (April 8), at Hershey (April 9) and Adirondack (April 10). WBS has also clinched a spot in this year's Calder Cup Playoffs, but I'm not sure whether Gibbons would be eligible to play in the postseason.