John Gibson, one of 19 Pittsburgh-area natives to play in the NHL, is expected to make his first appearance against the Penguins.
A Pittsburgh Hornet alum, he is one of four former Hornets to be ranked by Central Scouting for the 2011 draft. He won gold at the 2010 World Under-17 Challenge, stealing the show in the gold medal game, stopping 38 of 39 shots with the only Ontario goal coming with one second left. Gibson was named player of the game in two of his three starts and finished the tournament with a 1.33 goals-against average and a 0.957 save percentage.
Gibson made 18 saves and earned a shutout in his NHL debut.