Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gibson, Serville Drafted

Two of Michigan's incoming freshmen were taken today in the NHL Draft.

John Gibson was the second goaltender selected when the Anaheim Ducks picked him at #39. According to the Orange County Register:
Gibson said he believes he needs at least two years at Michigan as far as a timetable but "at the same time, it's all up to what their needs are and if they think I'm ready to take the next step."

Here's an article about Gibson from Anaheim's website. There was a pre-Draft article from The Sporting News comparing Gibson and former Michigan verbal Jack Campbell.

It doesn't sound like Anaheim is going to rush him, though they have run into some goaltending troubles, with Jonas Hiller's vertigo-like symptoms. They had four goalies start 10+ games last year.

Serville went 78th to the new incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets. GM Kevin Cheveldayoff moved up in the third round to grab Serville. He said the following about the future Wolverine:
“In today’s game, with the way he skates and the way he moves, along with his size, he’s a very interesting prospect."

In Lou We Trust had a nice profile of Serville in the lead up to the Draft.

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