Anaheim Ducks Goalie Officially Requests Trade

 After lots of speculation regarding John Gibson's future in Anaheim, the twenty-eight year old goaltender is officially requesting a trade.

Sportsnet’s Nick Alberga broke the news: 

The news comes as no surprise after plenty of talk surrounding Gibson's future with the club. 

The goaltender has 5 years remaining on his $6.4M AAV, as well as a hefty 10-team no trade clause. In addition, Gibson's past few seasons have been, at best, mediocre. In the past three seasons, the goalie has averaged a save percentage of just .904, .903, and .904 respectively. Combined with a GAA of a just over 3.00, Gibson has evidently struggled during his recent years in Anaheim.  

Nevertheless, many teams will likely be checking in on him as the best solution to their goalie woes. Among these, the Toronto Maple Leafs (who are not expected to resign Jack Campbell) and the Edmonton Oilers (who will be losing Mikko Koskinen to the Swiss NL) stand out.  

While ten teams may already be ruled out by Gibson's no-trade clause, there's still plenty of room for speculation regarding the goaltender's future.  

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