Last June, the Washington Capitals selected goaltender Mitchell Gibson in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Draft. Fast forward to this week, Gibson is attending his second Development Camp with the Caps.
Thursday, the Capitals’ social media crew gave Gibson access to their Instagram account and the prospect answered fan questions on the team’s Instagram account.
Gibson was asked about his awesome mask. We learned it has fighter pilot goggles painted on it.
“So for my mask, I played for the Central Illinois Flying Aces last year and I tried to stick to the pilot theme for it. So as you can see, we have some fighter pilot goggles with some mountains in the background. My number on the front,” Gibson said. “It’s supposed to resemble an old fighter pilot’s mask. That’s why the leather up top is a little dirty which I kind of like. On the back, I have my last name as well as the state of Pennsylvania where I’m from. That’s William Penn and the keystone that’s on the Pennsylvania flag.”
Here’s Gibson rocking the mask during Development Camp earlier this week.
Photo: Elizabeth Kong
Gibson is a Phoenixville, Pennsylvania-native that came up through the Junior Flyers program and is a product of former Caps goaltending coach Mitch Korn. Gibson is committed to Harvard University of the NCAA where he plans to major in government.
Headline photo: Elizabeth Kong
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