John Muse, goaltender for BC's 2008 and 2010 national championship teams, shares his memories
BRIAN ROBERT GIBBONS; born February 26, 1988 ... shoots left ... earned a bachelor's degree in marketing in May 2011 ... signed a free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization in April 2011 ... registered 108 assists in 160 career games; became the 14th player in school history with 100 career assists ... totaled 26 points - seven goals and 19 assists - in 24 career postseason games ... earned 2008-09 All-Hockey East Academic Team honors ... spent his first three high-school years at Thayer Academy, before moving to the Salisbury (Conn.) School for his final year.
AS A SENIOR (2010-11): Served as assistant captain ... played in all 39 games ... earned All-Hockey East second-team honors ... earned the John "Snooks" Kelley Memorial Award as the player who best typifies Boston College hockey ... earned the program's Academic Excellence Award as the senior with the highest grade point average ... captured All-Tournament honors at both the Hockey East Tournament (3/11-19) and the Ledyard Classic (12/30-31) in Hanover, N.H. ... ranked second on the team with 51 points - 18 goals and a team-high 33 assists; recorded 36 points - 10 goals and a league-high 26 assists - in conference contests ... finished the season with a plus-minus rating of +26; was a +20 in Hockey East action ... scored seven power-play goals, four shorthanded goals and three game-winning goals; led all BC players with nine shorthanded points - four goals and five assists ... tallied at least one point in 34 (of 39) games ... enjoyed 13 multiple-point performances, including four three-point efforts ... notched a nine-game scoring streak from Nov. 19 to Jan. 7; registered 17 points - six goals and 11 assists - during that span ... closed the season on a seven-game postseason scoring streak (3/4-25); tallied 10 points - four goals and six assists - during that span ... registered two five-game scoring streaks - from Jan. 16 to Feb. 4 and from Feb. 11 to Feb. 25 ... earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors for December; recorded eight points - four goals and four assists - in four December wins ... recorded five points, including three goals, in wins over Colgate (12/30) and Mercyhurst (12/31) at Dartmouth College en route to Ledyard Classic All-Tournament team accolades.
AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Played in all 42 games ... earned All-Conference and All-New England first-team honors ... ranked second on the team with 50 points - 16 goals and a team-high 34 assists; finished tied for the team lead with 34 points - 11 goals and 23 assists - in conference contests ... finished the season with a plus-24 rating; was a plus-17 in league play ... led all BC players in power-play production with 21 points - five goals and 16 assists ... tallied five power-play goals, two game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal ... registered at least one point in 28 games ... notched an 11-game scoring streak from Dec. 12 to Feb. 8; registered 19 points - five goals and 14 assists - during that span ... enjoyed 16 multiple-point performances, including two four-point outings and two three-point nights ... enjoyed one multiple-goal performance ... recorded four points - three goals, including his 100th collegiate point, and one assist - in a 7-1 home win over Northeastern (2/21); attained the milestone on the only goal of the first period - at 19:32 ... tallied four assists in a 7-1 win at Massachusetts (2/5) ... registered three points - one goal and two assists - in a 5-1 home win over Northeastern (11/7) ... recorded eight points - one goal and seven assists - in the team's final five postseason victories; notched two points - one goal and one assist - in a 9-7 win over Yale (3/28) in the NCAA Northeast Regional final and tallied two assists in playoff wins over Maine (3/20) in the Hockey East Tournament title game, against Miami (4/8) in the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four in Detroit, Mich., and against Wisconsin (4/10) in the national championship game ... netted a shorthanded goal at Denver (1/2).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Played in 36 games ... registered 28 points - nine goals and a team-high 19 assists; recorded 17 points - five goals and 12 assists - in 26 Hockey East contests ... ranked third on the team with a rating of plus-five ... scored four power-play goals (tied for second on the team) and one shorthanded goal ... enjoyed five multiple-point performances in the first 10 games of the season ... enjoyed one three-point effort and one multiple-goal outing ... tallied three points - two goals and one assist - in BC's 5-4 season-opening win over Wisconsin (10/10) ... tallied two points - one goal and one assist - in victories over Merrimack (10/30) and New Hampshire (11/15) ... notched two assists, including an assist on Brock Bradford's overtime, in a 4-3 win at Merrimack (10/31) ... assisted on Brock Bradford's decisive score in the team's 5-1 home win over Harvard (11/28).
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Played in 43 straight games; missed one game - the season-opening game against Michigan (10/12) in the Ice Breaker Tournament in St. Paul, Minn. ... registered 35 points - 13 goals and 22 assists; recorded 17 points - seven goals and 10 assists - in league play ... finished the season ranked first on the team with a rating of plus-32; was a plus-15 in conference contests ... earned Beanpot Most Valuable Player honors after he registered four points - two goals and two assists - in tournament victories over Boston University (2/4) and Harvard (2/11); scored twice in the team's 6-5 overtime win over the Crimson in the championship game ... scored three power-play goals and three game-winning goals ... enjoyed 10 multiple-point performances, including one multiple-goal game ... tallied three points - one goal and two assists - in a 4-1 home win over Vermont (1/9) ...recorded 10 points - three goals and seven assists - in eight postseason victories ... tallied at least one point in each of the team's final seven games of the season ... notched two assists in each of BC's two Frozen Four victories in Denver, Colo.; totaled two assists in the team's 6-1 win over North Dakota (4/10) and totaled two assists in the team's 4-1 win over Notre Dame (4/12) in the national championship game.
GIBBONS' CAREER STATISTICS