Blue Jackets Sign Penguins’ Gibbons to One-Year Deal


The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Friday they have signed forward Brian Gibbons to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract.

The 26-year-old has spent the past three seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, tallying five goals, seven assists, 12 points, six penalty minutes and a +5 plus/minus rating in 41 games for Pittsburgh (all in 2013-14) and 30-60-90 in 168 appearances with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The 5-8, 170-pound center skated in eight games during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, registering 2-1-3, 2 PIM and a +2 plus/minus rating.