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Brian Gionta | Winger | #12

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 178
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (82) / NJ
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Gionta can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he still hopes a deal can be reached with the Buffalo Sabres.
Gionta has been captain of the Sabres since 2014-15. He produced 15 goals and 35 points in 82 games last season. Jun 27 - 9:18 AM

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Brian Gionta skated in his 1,000th career game on Monday night.

He tallied his 15th goal of the season in a 4-2 win against the Florida Panthers. Gionta has played in 224 contests with the Sabres since the 2014-15 campaign. He has 33 points this year.
Mar 28 - 9:53 AM

Brian Gionta pitched in a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The 38-year-old now has 14 goals and 31 points in 66 games this season. Gionta is just two points behind his total output from last season.
Mar 5 - 9:29 PM

Brian Gionta snapped a 13-game goal drought in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Nashville.

He opened the scoring late in the first period and then added an assist on a goal by Evander Kane. Gionta didn't have a point in his previous nine outings. There's a chance he could moved before the trade deadline, but he is hoping to stay with the Sabres.
Mar 1 - 9:13 AM

Brian Gionta is hoping to stay with the Buffalo Sabres and not get traded at the deadline on March 1.

"Absolutely, I want to stay," he said. "I've been here three years. I'd love to see this through and keep pushing in the right direction." Gionta has contributed 12 goals and 27 points in 56 games this season. The Sabres captain is in the final season of a three-year, $12.75 million contract.
Feb 14 - 5:40 PM

Brian Gionta had a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against San Jose.

He helped set up a power-play goal by Matt Moulson and had the other helper on the first of Evander Kane's two markers in the match. The Sabres captain has 27 points in 53 appearances this campaign.
Feb 8 - 10:13 AM

Brian Gionta has a four-game point streak.

He has produced three goals and one assist during that span. Gionta scored his 12th goal of the season Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to Montreal during a Buffalo power play. The Sabres captain has 25 points in 49 games.
Feb 1 - 10:07 AM

Brian Gionta got his 10th goal of the season Saturday against Montreal.

He is on pace for 18 goals this campaign after he had 12 last year and 13 during his first season with the Sabres. Gionta has registered three points in the last three games to give him 22 points through 46 contests.
Jan 23 - 9:54 AM

Brian Gionta scored a shorthanded goal in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Gionta's goal cut Carolina's lead to 3-2 late in the second period, but the Sabres failed to cut the gap in the third period. The veteran forward has nine goals and 19 points in 42 games this season. William Carrier also scored for Buffalo.
Jan 13 - 11:44 PM

Brian Gionta snapped his 10-game goal drought during Saturday's 4-3 win over the Jets.

In fact, he scored the winner mid way through the third as the Sabres completed a three-goal spree to kick off the final frame. Now through 39 games this season he has eight goals and 18 points.
Jan 7 - 4:33 PM

Brian Gionta netted his second goal of the week during Tuesday's 4-3 overtime over the Oilers.

The Captain is now up to six goals and 11 points through 26 games this season. Not too shabby for the 37-year-old, all things considered.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:41:00 PM

Brian Gionta tallied his first two-point game on Thursday since the second game of the season on Oct. 16th.

Gionta scored two goals that night, whereas tonight he scored one marker and added an assist. Buffalo's captain is now up to five goals and 10 points through 23 games this season.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Brian Gionta scored Buffalo's only goal in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Gionta got his team on the board at the 1:42 of the third period to eventually force the shootout. Sam Reinhart scored Buffalo's only goal in the shootout, but the Wings found the back of the net twice to get the win. Gionta has four goals and four assists in 20 games this season. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:51:00 PM

Brian Gionta has recorded no goals and one assist in the last nine games.

He scored two goals back on Oct. 16 against Edmonton, but he has found the back of the net just one time in 16 contests since then. Gionta isn't the only member of the Sabres struggling to score and he is still trying to do his best to lead the team through their struggles even if he isn't contributing offensively.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Brian Gionta scored what proved to be the eventual winner in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Jets.

Gionta now has three goals and five points in eight games this season, and is a must-play in all formats until he cools off.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 05:46:00 PM

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