Could the Penguins be trying to land John Gibson?

John Gibson

PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) Ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, teams across the league began dealing some first round picks.

While the Pittsburgh Penguins were not involved in the trades (yet?) reporters that work close with the team have said alluded to a possible connection.

Things may be far from official, but Athletic writer Rob Rossi has said that Penguins general manager Ron Hextall could be talking with the Arizona Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks.

Rossi has noted that Hextall would like to add a goalie to the Penguins roster.

Between the Coyotes and Ducks, goalies of interest would include Darcy Kuemper from Arizona, and Pittsburgh native John Gibson from Anaheim.

To add a little more fuel to the fire, Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now, said he’s hearing Gibson’s name a lot.

That really could mean anything, but it’s an interesting connection.

The Penguins management group are eyeing a possible goalie move, two reporters have mentioned similar names/teams, one is a Pittsburgh native.

Welcome to Draft Day and the lead into more trades and a free agency period.