“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
"Gibson, who finished 10-2 with a 2.19 GAA and .930 save percentage in 12 international games in 2010-11, had one of the most memorable seasons for a goalie in NTDP history. His 24 wins rank seventh all-time, his 2.55 GAA ranks ninth and his .921 save percentage put him in a three-way tie for third with Jack Campbell (2008-09) and Brad Phillips (2005-06)."
"It’s definitely easier that I know the area, I’ve been down there a bit so it's a little less stressful coming in as a freshman," explained Gibson. "Mentally, I've already played against college players and know what to expect rather than if you’ve never been there you might be a little nervous. So, I think it gives me a little bit of a confidence boost going in."
"He has size and presence in the net, and moves with power," Exter said. "The best part is he's not just a limited goaltender for being a big guy. He's multi-dimensional. He has power, athleticism, and he's got good flexibility. And those parts of his game allow him to have success at the high level. He also has a calm demeanor in the net."
Gibson: "The big goaltender didn’t have to make those spectacular game-saving stops too much, because he always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. His rebound control was unlike any other goaltender in the tournament. Very few times did the puck jump off his pads to the slot. It’d either end up in his glove or in either corner."