Feb 20, 2022 | Wayne Clark | 234 views
Doug Gibson -Inspires
We were lucky to have Doug Gibson address our team yesterday with great words of inspiration and wisdom. He shared a great story he heard from Mickey Redmond to instill in our players the importance of teamwork "bananas are only pealed when they are away from the bunch". Stay together as a team!
We appreciated having Doug celebrate and support our Pink in the Rink Game. We honored Doug with the following biography shared with our fans.
Welcome, Doug Gibson -Peterborough’s own Hall of Fame athlete and coach. Doug was a local athlete that played many sports and excelled in fastball and his true love of hockey. Doug went on to play for our own Peterborough Petes in the OHA and scored 51 goals and 52 goals in his 2nd and 3rd season but was known as the ultimate teammate and playmaker where he had 114 points in his final season.
Doug was drafted by the Boston Bruins of the NHL and the Los Angeles Sharks of the WHA in 1973. He played for the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals of the NHL. He was a star in the American Hockey League where he twice won the Les Cunningham MVP award in 1975 and 1977. In addition, he won the AHL’s John Sollenberger Award for leading the league in Points in 1976. He capped his North American Pro career off with the 1980 AHL Coach of the Year Award when he was a Player-Coach for the Hershey Bears.
Mr. Gibson was a long-time NHL scout with a great eye for talent and a great understanding that the character of a player and his commitment to the team unlocked the true potential of a player. With all his accolades Doug is remembered for -he is known as one of the best men in all of hockey with his strong moral compass, commitment to coaching minor hockey and investing in our Peterborough Community are something we can all applaud. And here today he demonstrates this again as the Chair for the Pink in the Rink campaign. Thank you Gibby!