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Gibson agrees to one-year deal with Islanders

The New York Islanders announced that goaltender Christopher Gibson has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract.

Gibson, 23, made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders last season, appearing in four games during his first year with the organization. His first NHL win on April 5 at Washington, clinching the Islanders 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff berth.

A native of Karkkila, Finland, Gibson also appeared in 44 games with the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He led all Sound Tigers goalies in games played and wins (19), while posting a 2.70 goals-against average and .909 save percentage.

The Islanders acquired Gibson from the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 17, 2015, in exchange for Michael Grabner. The Los Angeles Kings selected Gibson in the second round (49th overall) of the 2011 Draft.