David Gilbert – Center
DOB: 02/09/1991 Ht: 6’1 Wt: 185
Drafted: 7th round (209th overall) in 2009 – Quebec
A late-round pick a couple years ago, Gilbert made enough of an impression in minors this year to get a look in Rockford late in the season – and he didn’t disappoint. After scoring 28 goals with 23 assists in only 52 games with Acadie-Bathurst of the QMJHL, he scored two goals and added an assist in five games in the AHL.
Gilbert has good hands and excellent vision on the ice, which was reflected in his production this season in juniors. He’s still maturing, but his production cannot be ignored and his size will continue to be an asset moving forward. He, too, will be in the crowd to get ice time at center in Rockford this season.