USHR.com is reporting that Michigan has picked up commitments from goaltender John Gibson and defenseman Brennan Serville.
The 6’3, 205 pound Gibson backstops the U.S. National Team Development Program Under-18 Team and has a 6-6-2 record in 15 games played with a 2.89 goals against average and .917 save percentage. He had been a verbal commitment to Ohio State, so getting him to flip was huge. The Wolverines graduate Bryan Hogan and return Shawn Hunwick for a fifth year, with third stringer Adam Janecyk probably returning, too. Gibson also tops NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Rankings for USHL goaltenders for Fall 2010. This is a big pick up for the Wolverines.
Serville plays for Stouffville of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, the same league that the likes of Louie Caporusso and Brandon Burlon came from. The 6’3, 180 pound defenseman has eight assists in 17 games this season. He had 3-12-15 in 43 games last season. A former Canisius commit, USHR says Serville is “a great skating defenseman with size who is good on the breakout, has good hands and sees the ice well.”