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Brian Gionta | Winger | #12

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 178
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (82) / NJ
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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. Dec 6 - 10:41 PM

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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.
Dec 1 - 11:56 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.
Nov 23 - 10:51 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.
Nov 21 - 9:53 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.
Oct 30 - 5:46 PM

Brian Gionta showed on Sunday night he still has some goals left in him as the 37-year-old potted two in a 6-2 win over Edmonton.

Gionta won't be fantasy relevant playing on the Sabres' fourth line, but could reach the 1,000 game and 300 assist milestones if he stays healthy all season.
Oct 16 - 10:38 PM

Brian Gionta ended his season with the overtime winner against the Islanders on Saturday.

The tally was his second of the game, giving him 12 goals for the season and 33 points. It's the veteran's second straight season with a decline in production.
Apr 10 - 1:18 AM

Brian Gionta played Tuesday against New Jersey despite missing the morning skate because of the flu.

He didn't do anything of note statistically in the contest during his 15:51 of ice time, but the Sabres won the game 3-1. Gionta has picked up one goal and four assists in his last eight matches.
Apr 6 - 9:56 AM

Brian Gionta notched a goal in the Sabres’ 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Gionta scored at 4:31 of the first period via an assist from Marcus Foligno. While he only has 10 goals and 27 points, four of those points have come in the last six games. He’s also posted double-digit goals in 12 seasons of his NHL career.
Mar 19 - 10:29 PM

Brian Gionta scored against his former team on Thursday night as the Sabres fell to Montreal 3-2.

Gionta now has nine goals and 25 points in 66 games and is nowhere near the fantasy radar.
Mar 10 - 11:08 PM

Brian Gionta had two assists in a 6-3 win over Calgary on Thursday.

He helped set up goals by Rasmus Ristolainen and Johan Larsson in the match. Gionta has generated eight goals and 23 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 4 - 8:41 AM

Brian Gionta scored a goal and an assist, but it wasn't enough as Buffalo fell to Pittsburgh 4-3 on Sunday.

Gionta's now up to eight goals an 18 points on the year, a steep departure from his career norms. It would appear that a career of heavy hockey is finally catching up.
Feb 21 - 3:37 PM

Brian Gionta got his sixth goal of the 2015-16 season on Monday night in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers.

He tied the game at 1-1 late in the first period. Gionta didn't have a point in his previous five appearances and the 37-year-old winger has 16 points in 46 games this year.
Jan 26 - 9:57 AM

Brian Gionta scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Gionta and the Sabres did all of their damage in the first period. The Sabres captain picked up the only helper on Rasmus Ristolainen's 2-0 goal and Gionta extended the lead to 3-0 just 20 seconds later. The 36-year-old has five goals and 15 points in 40 games this season. His days of being relevant in fantasy leagues are over.
Jan 12 - 11:02 PM

Brian Gionta opened the scoring in Buffalo's 5-2 loss to Washington on Wednesday night.

He put an end to an eight-game scoring slump in the process. Playing with a red-hot Jack Eichel was just what the doctor ordered for Gionta, as the talented rookie got him and Zemgus Girgensons out of scoring droughts in the contest.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
6William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Erik Burgdoerfer
8Justin Falk
9Taylor Fedun
10Brendan Guhle
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson