After leading the Canisius College hockey team to its most successful season in school history, senior Kyle Gibbons is participating at the New Jersey Devils Development Camp this week.
Gibbons, who helped lead Canisius to its first Atlantic Hockey Championship in school history last season, is the second Griff to participate in a development camp this offseason. Goaltender Tony Capobianco was invited to the Minnesota Wild’s camp last week.
The Westlake, Ohio native led the Griffs with 43 points, 21 goals and 22 assists during the 2012-13 campaign. His 43 points and 21 goals are the third most in the program’s history, while also placing second with nine power-play tallies. Overall, Gibbons ranked 12th in Division I in points, eighth in goals and sixth in power-play goals.
Gibbons played his best hockey with the team’s season on the line, earning Atlantic Hockey Tournament Most Valuable Player honors. The third-team all-conference selection led all players in the country with 18 points during the month of March, posting six goals and 12 assists. He recorded at least one point in all seven postseason contests, including a career-best four points in the championship win over Mercyhurst.
The Devils’ Development Camp opened up on Monday at the AmeriHealth Pavilion and is set to conclude on July 19.