I’ve always admired goalie equipment. Maybe it’s because of my days from working at a hockey store (shout out to Play It Again Sports). But, the detailed helmet designs and the customization of goalie pads always was so cool to me.
Gibson played in just four games for the Islanders last year. Realistically he’s an emergency option, because Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss and J.F. Berube are in front of him on the depth chart.
We may not see much of this new design here in Brooklyn, but you will see it in Bridgeport.
Jan 2, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Islanders goalie Christopher Gibson (33) prepares to make a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Between Thomas Greiss’ equipment for the World Cup of Hockey and Gibson’s mask one thing is for certain. The New York Islanders goalies certainly know what they are doing when it comes to their gear.