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Brian Gionta | Winger | #12

Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 178
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (82) / NJ
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Brian Gionta will be practicing with the AHL's Rochester Americans in preparation for playing in the Olympics.
The Americans are the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Gionta spent the previous three seasons with Buffalo and is a veteran of 1,006 NHL games. However, it looks like he isn't going to be signing with an NHL club or ink an AHL deal in the foreseeable future. Instead this arrangement is about helping Gionta stay sharp for potentially playing in the Olympics while also providing the Sabres' prospects with an opportunity to work closely with a long-time NHL veteran and former Stanley Cup winner. Oct 9 - 7:17 PM

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Brian Gionta feels that playing in the Olympics for Team USA may be his best option at the moment.

Gionta is still an unrestricted free agent and he is open to other options, but skating in the Winter Games could be what he ends up doing. He has played the last three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres and he had 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 82 games in 2016-17.
Sep 25 - 6:05 PM

Brian Gionta has received contract offers, but he hasn't made a decision about his future yet.

Gionta has been training this summer as if he will play in 2017-18, but the 38-year-old still might decide to retire. There's also a chance he might decide against continuing his NHL career, but seek to end things by representing Team USA in the Winter Olympics. He had 15 goals and 35 points in 82 games last season.
Sep 7 - 9:23 PM

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

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

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